There are many ways in which you can display beautifully crafted figurines in your home and also satisfy your needs as a collector. The lovely porcelain figurines made by Lladro have been created since the early 1950s and they have become extremely popular the world over. It is little wonder that this is the case seeing as how great the attention to detail is with each piece and the beautiful designs and settings that have been used to typify the collections.
One of the things that is very noticeable about each of the Lladro figurines is the individual quality of the handpainted pieces. There are many different artists responsible for the range of Lladro pieces and this ensures that the various styles available is also extensive and varied. Not only does this provide you with a wide ranging collection but it should also mean that, should you appreciate one artist over another you might like to specialize more in those particular figurines.
As well as the many serene scenes involving beautiful young women, nuns, nurses and children, there are many examples of Lladro featuring animals such as their hugely popular bunny figurines and duck figurines.
You may notice a selection of Lladro figurines advertised as NAO Lladro figurines. The NAO range was established as a separate style that displays a different expression to the original Lladro style. These pieces were first introduced in 1968 and are also created by skilled artists. The way in which the NAO figurines are made is a far simpler process and the style is more of a whimsical nature than the Lladro examples.
One thing is for sure, when you have placed a few examples of the many different types of Lladro figurines in your home you will be tempted to complement them with still more. They are a great way of adding decorative interest to a bare table or as a mantelpiece ornament. The finest pieces of Lladro are actually made up of hundreds of small pieces of porcelain that have been expertly joined together to form the intricate figurines that can end of growing in value.
The famous ‘tulip’ mark that is found on most Lladro works is the symbol to look for when trying to identify a piece of Lladro. However this logo was not used on the very early examples. Additionally, if a piece was made that was considered of lesser quality the Lladro logo was ground away so that it is barely visible, if at all. Although it is still a Lladro figurine it is also considered to be a second and is treated as such as far as future value is concerned.
Animal lovers can have a lot of fun with the various themes followed by the Lladro releases. Just about any type of animal is well represented with some of the most amazing figurines created capturing the essence of these animals so that they are quite lifelike. These figurines feature animals such as frogs, owls, cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, bears, many assorted birds, fish and other wildlife.
Figurines featuring children is a popular theme with Lladro figurines featuring boys and girls of all ages in a selection of idyllic settings and featuring a range of themes. Friends, companions and simple scenes of the simple everyday are all represented to provide a peaceful display. Keep an eye out for some of the more popular children themes such as a boy with a dog, a girl with a dog, a girl with a cat, children at play, children asleep, sibling love, a girl with flowers and many others.
One of the many recurring themes used in the many Lladro figurines produced over the years has been that of dancing. Whether with a partner or singly the image of dancing portrays a sense of calm serenity or love and is repeated to great effect in many different ways. The young lovers are often depicted dancing closely together and the vast range of ballerina figurines captures the grace and beauty that can be achieved whilst dancing.
Some of the most popular themes that have been explored over the years include girls with flowers, boys with dogs, best friends, dancing ladies as well as nuns, clowns, nurses, angels, kissing figurines and many others.
For those looking to celebrate a special occasion we have a marvelous Lladro wedding figurines page featuring an extensive gallery to browse through.