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Lladro Cat Figurines
Lladro Kitten and Mouse
Fall in Love with a Lladro Figurine
One can't resist the graceful lines of a Lladro figurine. For cat lovers, there are a number of figurines celebrating the many moods and activities of cats and kittens.
These elegant porcelain figures have strong appeal to collectors. Their soft shades of blues and grays and graceful curves make people fall in love with these cat and kitten figurines by Lladro.
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Is it Real Lladro?
It turns out that this is not as difficult as you might think. From the very beginning, Lladro has stamped the bottom of their figurines with "Lladro." There should also be a blue bell or tulip stamped on the bottom, as well as a Lladro item number. When the figurine was first issued, it was sold with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Visit the Lladro Factory in Spain - See where the figurines are made
Tour the Lladro Factory in Valencia, Spain
As a Lladro collector, this would be the ultimate vacation for me. You can tour the Lladro factory (English-speaking tours are available) and also enjoy touring Valencia, with all its medieval history, Spanish culture, and museums.
And Valencia is famous for its cuisine, as well. You can enjoy paella (of course!), banuelos, squid, pinchos and horchata, among many other foods characteristic of the region.
Actually. the factory is located in Tavernes Blanques, which is 20 minutes outside Valencia. The Lladro factory also includes a museum. Your tour, which must be booked in advance, includes both. The tour is free. Another surprise is that you are allowed to take photos. That's often not the case on such tours.
The company was founded in 1953 by the three Lladro brothers and the company remains family owned.
The museum is the Historic Porcelain Museum, where you can see all of the retired Lladro figurines in chronological order, including those by the original Lladro brothers.
Nao - Part of the Lladro Group
Nao porcelain sculptures are hand-crafted in Valencia, Spain where pioneers in the European porcelain industry have created timeless works of art since 1953. A blend of old-world craftsmanship and the latest ceramic technology ensures each individual Nao sculpture will be cherished for generations to come. Both gift-givers and discriminating collectors alike appreciate the quality and attention to detail.
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Determining the Value of Your Lladro Collection
- How to Value a Lladro Figurine | eHow.com
If you're fortunate enough to have a Lladro porcelain figurine, you might wonder what it's worth now. It's good to know for insurance purposes or maybe you're just curious. Here's how to find...
Books about Collecting Lladro Figurines
Published in 2003; includes a chapter on "un-catalogued" Lladro pieces.