Which are the special features of porcelain figurines of Lladro?

Which are the special features of porcelain figurines of Lladro?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2015 in English, Lladro, Lladró advices, Retro furniture | 0 comments

What are the special characteristics of Lladro porcelain figurines? One of the most attractive features of artistic porcelain figurines of Lladro is its variety of motives, which consist of scenes from everyday life. Dancers, men and women, children playing, playing sports, dancing, working … but there are also animals, imaginary figurines of classical myths, angels, different animals, birds, trees and flowers, hats, ballet shoes. This diversity creates a small universe of beauty. But it is not only this variety of reasons what it is reflected in the art of small and large Lladro porcelain figurines, also they express inner states of mind of the figurines represented. Among them, feelings, like love, innocence, joy, purity, faith and dreams they are manifested through their expressions and movements. Another feature of the art of figurines of porcelain Lladro is the delicate design of the figurines, as shown in the series of dancers and other women and men with hats, lovers and hunters. The colors of the Lladro porcelain figurines, another special features to take in mind, are soft and with pastel shades. It is a creative and unique range of colors, that remind to figurines of Royal Copenhagen porcelain, with shades of blue and gray brown. The differences with figurines of porcelain Royal Copenhagen are obvious when they are compared closely. Royal copenhagen colors represent the sky and sea in northern Europe, however the warm blue colors and toasted Lladro porcelain figurines are artificially created by an artist. The company Lladro has more than 5,000 color samples, but almost only neutral pastel shades are used. The reason of Lladro to use these colors in many shapes in its production is that the tone of the colors favors the emergence of a poetic atmosphere in porcelain figurines. Another characteristic feature of figurines of porcelain Lladro is the finish of the porcelain. The porcelain figurines are formed by dozens of plaster casts. After binding, and polished and smooth the surface. The final details are recorded with proper utensils. In the end, as I explained in another article of the blog, porcelain figures are glazed and fired. The firing temperature of the porcelain between 1,350 and 1,400 degrees, making them far tougher than brittle clay figurines with metallic enamel. Cocowif is a lover of retired figurines of porcelain Lladró. We are fanatic of the way they made shapes and colors at their first years of production, in those difficult years of the XX century....

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First period Lladro porcelain figurine; ballerina pink shoe

First period Lladro porcelain figurine; ballerina pink shoe

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in English, Lladro, Lladró advices, Porcelain, Retro furniture | 0 comments

The company Lladro, in the beginning, had the ballet as a great inspiration, when developing their porcelain figurines. Ballet dancers and any element of their clothing or environment had a great influence and was a strong point of inspiration for artisans. You may ask what was the reason; Well, there is not other reason than the idea to try to capture the delicacy of the forms of movement and plasticity in the gestures of the dancers, in the figurines. The subtlety and beauty of ballet and all that surrounds it, is one of the activities that most closely identified the philosophy of Lladro, when developing their Lladro figurines. One aspect that has made the company Lladro successful, has been the delicacy and detail in representing the motives of porcelain figurines. The artisans devoted their passion in the art of making porcelain figurines, without neglecting any detail. The slightest gesture or expression of any part of the body was given utmost importance from the beginning. The quality of the Lladro figurines is very high, due to the processes of review and tecquification of each of the figurines. Any porcelain figurine that did not have adequate levels of quality or did not follow the required standards, was immediately rejected and removed from the manufacturing process. Similarly, once the manufacturing of the figurines was finished, they had to pass another test of quality, which, if they were rejected, the seal was partially erased. The porcelain figurine of this article is a fabulous pink shoe of a ballet dancer. It corresponds to one of the elaborations of the early days of the company Lladro. This porcelain is rare and very hard to find, so the company Cocowif , advises it to the most experienced collectors of Lladro. It belongs to the coveted pre-production list and the time of their manufacture was in the 1960s. As I have mentioned in many articles of this blog, the company Lladro, is adapting to the new standards of decoration, and therefore, performing, fabulous artworks to be accommodated in modern decorations. But the fact of having a relic of Lladro, in any decor, whether modern or ancient, is a luxury; and will give you the elegance and prestige that any decor needs. Besides the Lladro porcelain figurine of this article has a vivid color, and despite being small, you can break the monotony of the tenuous and soothing colors used in today’s decorations.      ...

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The value of the porcelain Hutschenreuther. Bison

The value of the porcelain Hutschenreuther. Bison

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Advice, Antiques », English, Porcelain | 0 comments

Where do the Hutschenreuther porcelain come from? The company Hutschenreuther was founded in 1814 and since then they have not stopped developing porcelain figurines and other decorative items. His country of origin is Germany. In its porcelain figurines you can perfectly appreciate the quality and reliability in each work. The porcelain finish on most of his figurines is glazed. What is the specialty of the company Hutschenreuther? This prestigious German company has become famous for the cups, plates, dinner services, decorative articles and table linen. The elegance of the tableware is exquisite, drawing collectibles, very useful for daily life and sometimes a little more delicate, for special occasions. The motifs of its porcelains are usually flowers, butterflies, animals, etc; and other decorative elements related to nature. In addition to tableware and cups, Huschenreuther has made many porcelain figurines and vases of extraordinary beauty and elegance. The porcelain figurine exposed in this article, is a bison in standing position. It can perfectly be observed the realism in the expression of the bison and naturalness in the colors. The size of the porcelain is 20 x 41 x 32 cm and its price is not too expensive for the size of the figure, € 600.00. Which is the value of the porcelain figurines Huschenreuther? Actually, the economic situation has made everybody to lose a little bit, the desire to buy or invest in these kind of items. As it is known, in times of crisis, the sectors of the economy that notice much more the effect, are those who engage in the sale of kitchenware, decoration and advertising. For this reason, the current valuations are not quite 100% objective,due to a shortage of money and the resounding drop in consumption, which causes excessive low offers to sell things. The value of the porcelain from the first period of Hutschenreuther are very high, due to their age, their scarcity (formerly not too many figurines were elaborated because the scarcity of resources) and above all the prestige that comes from knowing that many of these figurines and others Huschenreuther porcelain items are exhibited in museums with international prestige. The bison of porcelain of the photo is a piece that can be, perfectly, used to give contrast and originality to your decor. The colors and distinction that offers such impressive animal, gives character and distinction to the decor. Keep in mind that the decorative elements whose motives are animals, are, actually, very popular.      ...

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Rare Lladro porcelain figurine, first period; giraffes

Rare Lladro porcelain figurine, first period; giraffes

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in English, Lladro, Lladró advices, Porcelain | 0 comments

Why is it so special the Lladro porcelain figurine of this article? The figurine of the group of giraffes discuss in this article is very special, not only for the fact of been made in the first period of the company Lladro, so it is because it belongs to the privileged group of figurines under the list of pre-production. In addition, we can say, it is a porcelain figurine very difficult to find because of the low number of figurines that were performed. It is a figurine for authentic collectors. For lovers of rare and very antique figurines of Lladro. The motive of the porcelain or the degree of artistic level takes second place, because what really matters is to possess the rare piece, because having it means, to know, that you belong to the rare group of the world with the luck of owning a Very little treasure. Despite this, and although we are aware that technology has improved very significantly, in the fact to develop these porcelain figurines, the artistic level and manual of that time was very high level. What kind of mark does these porcelains have? The mark of these porcelains was not the typical blue print seal at the base; marks were printed on the bottom, with the Lladro name or by two vertical parallel lines intersected by other two horizontal parallel lines. Why Cocowif has many old, rare and retired figurines of porcelain Lladro? My father, Jesus Rojo, is the main reason. His hobby has always been to find and get porcelain figurines from the first time;  special figurines, the rarest. Thus, gradually, the collection began to grow and grow, getting specialized in retired  and first period figurines and being, actually, a world reference in the second hand market of figurines of lladro. The figurine, group of giraffes, reference number 1000113.06, was developed in 1958 and not long left to be performed, hence the shortage of this product. The uniqueness of this type of porcelain figurines, is the shortage of supply, the difficulty of finding them and also the beauty of the figurine of Lladro The economic value of these figurines is subjective, but the company Cocowif, try to give a value accordingly depending on the number of porcelains made, period, demand, economic situation and other factors. Do not hesitate to ask any topic related to retired or discontinued figurines of Lladro porcelain.      ...

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Collections of porcelain figurines of Lladro?

Collections of porcelain figurines of Lladro?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Antiques », English, Figurines, Lladro, Lladró advices, Porcelain | 0 comments

Which are the different collections that the company Lladro, uses to rank to list its porcelain figurines?   High Porcelain: In this category the company Lladro, includes the largest and more representative figurines of porcelain. Its price is also higher.     The Guest: It includes porcelain figurines made by artisans of Lladro, but designed for beginners and leading artists from around the world, as Jaime Hayon, Tim Biskup, etc.   Naturofantastic: Porcelain groups as dishes, where fantasy plays an important role in the design.   Classic children’s Tales: Fantastic framed porcelain figurines with motives of characters and scenes from fairy tales, like the ugly duckling, the Bremen Town Musicians, Red Riding Hood, etc.   Lladro Fragrances: Matte porcelain stylish, very decorative in color white with the idea of ​​creating a unique and friendly atmosphere, with its aromas.   Re-deco: Different figurines of porcelain. They share the colors in white, black and gold. Most of these porcelain figurines are blank and matte finish. Spectacular porcelain figurines for current decorations.   Fantasy by Jaime Hayon: Group of porcelain figurines of Lladro designed by the amazing artist Jaime Hayon. His designs are characterized by fantasy and originality.   The parrot party: Another collections from the department, atelier; engine of new ideas for the company Lladro. Geometry contrasts with the realism of birds. The resulting figurines of porcelain are very artistic and elegant.   Chinese Zodiac. Porcelain figurines that represents different reasons of the Chinese zodiac.   Lladro bath. Decorative ítems of porcelain in white for the bathroom, as trays, candlesticks, vases, etc.   Gres It covers all types of porcelain figurines of different reasons, size and price, but in gres finish. This type of porcelain is rougher, and is not glass.   Re-Cyclos by Bodo Sperlein: It includes decorative lighting porcelain objects, jewelry and decor.   Metropolis: Another group of porcelain decorative elements, from atelier department, whose objects include shapes of futuristic buildings that create the atmosphere of a city.   Friends with you: It includes very decorative porcelain ornaments, perfect for decorating Christmas trees.   Leyend They are porcelain figurines with motifs of angels, fairies and mythological characters   Belle de nuit Impressive collection of spider-shaped lamps and series of ceiling lamps, wall and table lamps. The designs are actual and very originals for modern decorations.   Re-Cyclos by committe: Stunning porcelain figurines, mostly white and matt finish, decorated with colored porcelain flowers. Awesome !!!!   18.Estratos: Decorative table lamps with a sassy, ​​colorful and surreal.   We will be commenting on this blog, in more detail, each of the collections listed...

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