In 1953 Juan, José and Vicente Lladró made their first creations, inspired by an experimental vocation in a Moorish furnace built in their own home in Almàssera, Valencia. In this way, they develop their artistic interest as they work in a tile and crockery factory. These carefully designed pieces already have a special charm that awakens public interest.

By 1955 they began making sculptures in which a clear influence of the trends of the XVIII century can be observed. These pieces evoke the works of former porcelain artists such as Meissen, Sèvres and Capodimonte.

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In 1958 Juan, José and Vicente decide to dedicate themselves exclusively to their own works and transfer their small company to a warehouse in the neighboring town of Tavernes Blanques, because the family workshop has become too small for their business. Demand for Lladró creations grows unexpectedly. The brothers introduce innovations not only in the design and style of the figurines but also in the firing techniques, reducing the three-layer firing to a one-layer process. One-firing is an innovative method which creates the crystalline finish and the pastel tonalities typical of Lladró works.

A growing number of sculptors, chemists and decorators increase the production of the brothers’ work. They soon decide to incorporate a logo on all their figurines. Beside “Porcelanas Lladró”, they add a Greek master piece, the Victory of Samotracia, thus associating their surname to the ideal of classical art.

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Updated: 26 November 2019

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Comments (2)
Francisco - August 11, 2013
I have a collection of figures LLADRO many figures discontinued and limited series. All figures are new and kept in their Original boxes. I started collecting figures years ago and never LLADRO figures have been exposed, inside or outside of my house (non-smoking). Now I want to sell the figures and people who buy the figures will be very happy. For a list, please send me an e-mail.Thanks for reading this mail
Marion - September 19, 2011
Where can I purchase Liadros in St.louis Mo.Thank you,Marion Cohen
Lladro shop in St. Louis: 15 W County Center # 1021 Saint Louis, MO 63131-3720