How to Transport Lladro porcelain and heavy furnitures?

How to Transport Lladro porcelain and heavy furnitures?

Posted by on Sep 7, 2015 in English, Figurines, Lladro, Porcelain | 0 comments

What is the correct body posture to prevent back injuries? Transporting heavy furnitures and large objects in an incorrectly way is one of the most common causes of back pain. You can reduce this risk by ensuring and using the stronger muscles (quadriceps) of the legs so they can be used to do the hardest and the most of the work. Keep your back completely straight every time. Bend your knees to lift the objects from the knees level. In case of a heavy box, kneel beside the box with feet about 30 cm apart. To raise it, rest it on the body. It is important that when you are lifting heavy furnitures you should bend your knees rather than your back. To leave a heavy piece of furniture on the floor it has to adopt the same principle, not to bend your body under any circumstances and always using the legs. For transporting luggage or shopping bags, you should try to balance the weights on both arms. It is less harmful to your back, to carry all the weight like this, rather that with one arm, which will make you lean to one side forcing your spine.     How to transport the porcelain figurines of Lladro and others? The most convenient, given the fragility of porcelain figurines, is to transport them with boxes (specially with the lladro box), but always, being involved with very soft material, foam or bubble wrap. When the porcelain contains many flowers, slender fingers or shapes with a high risk of failure, it is best to wrap them as little as possible and try to hold the porcelain box from the base. What the company, Cocowif, usually do with susceptible delicate porcelains of breakage is to put soft materials, and try to attach the porcelain figurine from the base. The materials we use are subject to the bubble wrap, bags of compressed air, rock wool or even cartons wrapped strategically placed; causing the porcelain figurine to be absolutely immobilized. With this procedure, we managed to avoid having to wrap the figurine of porcelain of Lladro, from the top and achieve by this way to reduce the risk of breakage at the most delicate moment of the process, which is the time when we have to take out the figurine of porcelain Lladro from the box. Remember, that the most important thing is to set correctly the porcelain to the base and for large figurines is very important to hold them with rapes from the trunk, of the figurine, but always being protected with bubble wrap between the porcelain and the...

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New issue of Lladro porcelain to decorate in summer; surf figurine

New issue of Lladro porcelain to decorate in summer; surf figurine

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in English, Lladro, Lladró advices, Porcelain | 0 comments

Which new issues from the company Lladró can we find for gifts and decoration in this summer? Lladro we still making us to fall in love with them, with their new creations and ideas. This time, they have elaborated a very useful porcelain figurine for gifts and decorations, for this time of year, where most of us have a few days of holidays at the beach. This porcelain figurine honors the surf, water sport consisting in sliding over the waves on a board. Surfing dates back to over 500 years in the Polynesian islands, but it was from the 1960s, when it began to be learned and practiced. The places with bigger boom of practitioners are Australia, the United States and southern Europe. The difficulty of this sport lies in the knowledge of being able to keep the balance, having in consideration the speed and the different forms of the waves. How is this new issue of Lladro porcelain of a surfer on a board? This figurine is biscuit porcelain in matte finish. Its dimensions are 41 cm long x 24 cm high. Its price is 375.00 euros, so as you can see, is not very high for the size of the piece. Remember that the biscuit is white porcelain, most often unglazed. The motive of this figurine is a surfer on a wave on a board in equilibrium position. As you can see the artists of Lladro do not leave any detail out of their minds and take into account even the movement of the hair to the wind. The reason for wanting to express such realism, in the movement and in the ways of the porcelain figurines is due to try to give to the porcelain figurine, a very common feature of pop art. The company Lladro tries to give to their new creations, a touch of all the new trends in decoration and new tastes and hobbies of the potencial customers. From my point of view, this porcelain figurine is a very nice and original gift for surfers. It is also a figurine that by virtue of their shape and color, are perfectly suited to today’s decors, where the faint light colors and have its peak. Similarly, as I have mentioned in other articles on this blog, these porcelain figurines can be perfectly adapted to the most traditional decorations, where the color of the furniture is dark. The white porcelain makes a wonderful contrast, full of light, to give contrast and elegance to this type of decoration....

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Lladro’s new strategy attracts new customers

Lladro’s new strategy attracts new customers

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in English, Lladro, Lladró advices, Porcelain | 0 comments

For a high percentage of young people when they hear the name Lladro, it comes to their minds, porcelain figurines of horses, dancers, dogs with brightness, and when the foreign youths hear the word Lladro it comes to theri minds the country Spain, tapas, flamenco and beaches. Lladro actually is and has been a global benchmark, whose humble origins, in Valencia (Spain) and the determination of the Lladro brothers led them to develope a unique craft technique for the treatment of porcelain. Juan, José and Vicente had little training. They, firstly, started working in the company, Azulejera Valenciana, in Valencia, where he learned the techniques of cooking materials implemented in a small oven, built with scrap, in the yard of the house of his parents. They developed a very curious technique up to 1300 ° C (the usual is usually 750 ° C), and eventually oust rivals who had up to 300 years old. The formula proved to be that the ideal temperature was that bestiality, the  characteristic glaze finish of the porcelain, the stamped and the attention to detail. The origins of the company Lladro date back to 1953, in an unstoppable principle: in 1988 they opened a shop-museum in New York nine plants, between Fifth Avenue and Central Park; and in 1997, another 1,200 square meters on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles. Following the crisis, the company Lladro had to reduce staff almost up to two thirds. That’s when they met for a change of strategy and proceed to a change in his style and methods. Creating typical porcelain figurines of the past they have gone to another type of porcelain figurines and other decorative items for the current times. This problema induced to hire the services of fresh minds and innovative artists.     The most characteristic example in this change of strategy, occurred in 2004, when the prominent artista, Jaime Hayon, joined to the creative team, who elaborated pieces with a completely different ideas to the old style. He has also received other innovative artists who have given new meaning to the company Lladro as Tim Biskup, Gary Baseman or Devil Robots. Despite this change, the creative process remains equally craft and the three Lladro brothers continue to impose all porcelain figurines and decorative elements by a relentless pass filter, undergoing trial each sketch presented by artists. What it is clear is that the new change in the strategy, marks a turning point in the way of understanding the philosophy of Lladro. The company Lladro is not any more porcelain figurines, actually there are super lamps, decorative items for the bath, for the living room, etc. The company has been known Lladró rebuild and back on the top of the...

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How can I know if a Lladro porcelain figurine is antique?

How can I know if a Lladro porcelain figurine is antique?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in English, Lladro, Lladró advices, Porcelain, Spanish | 0 comments

How I can distinguish between old and modern porcelain figurines of Lladro? In order to know the right antiquity of Lladro porcelain figurines, the  first thing to check is the type of seal that bears on the bottom of the porcelain. When we proceed to verify the mark printed or engraved on the bottom, the label must be identical to those set out below in the chart. These seals are also available at the official website of Lladro or sending me a request from our website www.cocowif.com, or mail or via facebook (Alejandro Cocowif). The company Lladro make the differece in the Antique of its porcelain figurines through the form, the type of the seal taxed in the figurine. As you can see in the early days of Lladro, in all the figurines of the pre-production list, the seals were taxed, then went on to be printed. If you realize one of the seals (the second), it is a brand with vertical and horizontal lines. Oddly enough this is also a real hallmark of the early years of Lladro. How to check the veracity of the seals of Lladro? What is very important and the first thing you must check is that the drawing of the logo, ie the flower-shaped part, is full. Otherwise, if you see that is only half the flower or it is deleted or crossed out, the figurine is a defective porcelain from the factory, by the main reason not having passed the minimum standards required by the company Lladro. The absence of the logo does not implu that it is a real piece of Lladro; do not be ripped off, the only thing is that the real value of these pieces is much lower for the reason of being a flawed figure. Funny topic: It is very typical in store in Madrid calle viriato, 38; to receive honeymooners interested in selling porcelain figurines that they just have received as a wedding gift. This people hope my assessment is high, in order to get a large sum of money, but nothing at all, when we turn around the figurine of porcelain and we check the type of seal that usually have …. We realize the kind of gift they have received. And the faces and expressions of the newlyweds .. (but if my aunt gave it to me as an incredible gift, she loves me a lot!!! she always gives me good things ….). In the wedding gifts you can check many weird things …. How to know the value of my Lladro porcelain figurines? If you want to know the approximate assessment of your porcelain figurines, you can contact with COCOWIF and send us the reference (if you know) or a picture to advise you, free of charge; You can also consult in the same company Lladro, via internet (www.lladro.com) or by going to...

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New issues of Lladro with porcelain figurine of salsa dancers

New issues of Lladro with porcelain figurine of salsa dancers

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in English, Figurines, Lladro, Lladró advices | 0 comments

The company Lladro continues attracting new and young clients with their new bets in the style of its porcelain figurines. Lladro surprised us this year with a fantastic porcelain figurine of a dancing couple dancing salsa. The delicacy with which the movement of the pair is manufactured, is spectacular. Lladro has taken into account, once again, to the last detail, emphasizing dress wrinkles and facial expressions of the dancers. With the red color of the ballerina, Lladro tries to give a pop trend to the piece, giving strength to porcelain figurine. The style of this figurine has place in all the decorations; as I said in other blog posts, the power of the pop style colors can give a dramatic touch to any traditional decor with antique furniture; whose colors are duller. In a modern decoration, where white and soft colors are more abundant; a crack in the color of a porcelain figurine can give the touch to achieve the happiness and strength required. Salsa is a dance that comes from the Caribbean, influenced by African and European dances. It is danced in couples. Since ten – fifteen years ago is having a boom. The reason is the increase of the Caribbean population in Europe. The dance is danced in pairs, as shown in porcelain figurine of Lladro. The couple stood facing each other, like ballroom dancing posture. Within the salsa there are enough styles, depending on the influence of place where you dance; as the Puerto Rican style, new york style, Cuban style, Venezuelan style cumbia style cali style, style casino, etc. It is a dance that is danced to the beat of four by four. Besides salsa is a dance where the dancers are challenged in championships with great success. The cinema world also gave to this dance the importance it requires with the spectacular movie dirty dancing. On the website, Cocowif, you can see with great detail, the spectacle of this Lladro porcelain figurine. besides you’ll see the huge collection of porcelain figurines, where you’ll surely find the right piece for your home decoration. We have a variety of retired and limited edition figurines of porcelain Lladro. So if you’re a collector of Lladro, this is your site.  ...

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