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Lladro Cat Figurines

Updated on October 30, 2014

Lladro Kitten and Mouse

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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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Books about Collecting Lladro Figurines

Collecting Lladro: Identification & Price Guide
Collecting Lladro: Identification & Price Guide

Published in 2003; includes a chapter on "un-catalogued" Lladro pieces.

 

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    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      We actually carried back 5 of these beautiful Lladro porcelains from Spain many years ago. They are so lovely! We saw some massive ones in Spain which portrayed scenes with many figures in it. Amazing!

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      Frischy 

      4 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      Back for another visit to these pretty kitties!

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      Frischy 

      4 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      I never heard of these figurines, but I am glad I took a look! These are so pretty!

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      Karen Kolavalli 

      4 years ago from Lexington, Kentucky

      @othellos: How lucky you are! Thanks for visiting!

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      othellos 

      4 years ago

      We inherited some unique pieces of Lladro. Some of your suggestions are exquisite. I have to come back for a review:=)

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      My neighbor had a lovely collection of Lladro that she displayed in her living room. Really exquisite pieces.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I love collecting retired Lladro , especially those with an oriental them. I recently bought such a Lladro from www.porcelaincabinet.com.

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      Mona 

      7 years ago from Iowa

      Totally charming! :)

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 

      7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      I haven't collected Lladro figurines but I have a lens on their amazing Lladro dragon figurine! If you check it out you'll understand why I've only been window shopping on this one. In any case, I'm doing the lensroll thing with these cats and the dragons.

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