This beautiful girl from the Roaring Twenties is dressed elegantly in an exquisite gown with beautiful flowers in relief on her skirt. She has her puppy next to her, looking up at her. It might be a cocker spaniel or another adorable breed, but whatever it is it obviously loves his mistress.
Signed: Lladro Daisa 1982 on bottom.
Circa: 1982. (Retired 1984).
Condition: Very Good to Excellent. (Box has wear but still Good Condition).
Listed in The Authorized Lladro Reference Guide 2006 Edition at $295 Last Retail Price.
Lladro represents some of the finest and most valuable porcelain of the 20th century. Price estimates, dating and special details are taken primarily from the Lladro Authorized Reference Guide, and Collecting Lladro by Peggy Whiteneck, as well as current auctions and other secondary market access.
Llado was born 1951 in Almacera, a tiny farming community near the city of Valencia, on the eastern Mediterranean coast of Spain. Born humble farmers, the Lladro brothers Juan, Jose and Vicente decided to create ceramics as a means of improving their future prospects. They enrolled in the Valencia School of Arts and Crafts, where Juan and Jose studied drawing and painting, while the youngest, Vicente, took up sculpture. The brothers built a Moorish-style kiln in 1951, and subsequent to a successful upgrade in 1952, officially founded the Lladro Co. in 1953. After opening their first retail store in Valencia in 1955, they moved from their small workshop to the town of Tavernes Blanques, and in 1958 the foundations were laid for what was to become known as Porcelain City, the home of Lladro porcelain art today. Becoming fully operational in 1962, the artisans workshop was established in 1963, growing to currently house 2000 skilled artisans occupying almost 1,000,000 square feet of design and manufacturing space.
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