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Pictures of Porcelain Lladro Figurines ~ Vacation Souvenirs from Spain

Updated on October 13, 2016

Lladro figurine

Lladro figurine brought home from Spain
Lladro figurine brought home from Spain | Source

Lladro porcelains

Generally speaking when on vacation our favorite souvenirs are just pictures, but we made an exception when visiting Spain in 1992 and came back with six Lladro figurines.

My husband and I were taking tours of both Barcelona and also some on the Island of Mallorca where we were staying.

Our main focus was getting to enjoy not only the opening ceremonies but also some of the Summer Olympic events in Barcelona, but these side-line tours gave us more of a perspective of what these parts of Spain had to offer tourists.

When one of the tours stopped at a Lladro retail establishment, we fell in love with these distinctive figurines and the prices were much better than had we purchased the same pieces in the United States.

So, like most of the others on the tour group with us, we transported a number of these collectible porcelains back to the hotel where we were staying and then by airplane home to Houston.

Lladro porcelain

Lladro porcelain
Lladro porcelain | Source

Lladro collectibles

Lladro collectibles have been successfully marketed worldwide and are admired for their unique and distinctive styling and glazes.

This glazing process is a tightly held company secret and while there are other fine porcelain makers, none of them produce anything that has the same appearance as do these endearing figures.

Three brothers started this enterprise...Juan, José and Vincente Lladro in 1953.

Originally in a small village near Valencia, Spain, it was moved a few years later as they continually needed more space and employees to Tavernes Blanques in 1958.

Now thousands of people are in their employ producing these charming porcelain figurines.

Lladro Factory

Lladro figurine

Lladro figurine with dog
Lladro figurine with dog | Source

Lladro angels

Had we wished to buy angels in almost any form, there was a huge selection.

From cute little cherubs to large angels with fabulous wingspans and numerous postures, the choices were many.

Entire nativity scenes with accompanying angels could have been ours for the right price!

Lladro figurine

Lladro figurine with kittens and a cat
Lladro figurine with kittens and a cat | Source

Lladro figures

There were so many choices of Lladro figures from which to choose and as you can probably tell by the majority of my photos, my husband and I were primarily drawn to the ones with animals except for one exception.

We were purchasing the Lladro figurines for not only ourselves but as gifts for both of our mothers as well.

Since our mothers are now deceased, we have all of them back in our possession.

Unlike other objects that we have acquired through the years and then decided to discard because of new décor or some other reason, these Lladro porcelains still very much please us.

"Summer Serenade"...pretty music video inspired by this graceful Lladro figurine.

Lladro porcelains

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Lladro porcelain with boy, dog and birdAnother view...
Lladro porcelain with boy, dog and bird
Lladro porcelain with boy, dog and bird | Source
Another view...
Another view... | Source

Lladro collection

While our Lladro collection is not that large, each piece we chose as vacation souvenirs from Spain had special meaning for us.

Hope that you enjoyed these pictures of our Lladro figurines and it is nice knowing that there is an almost unlimited choice of subject matter and pricing to please the most discerning of persons on anyone's gift list.

We had fun learning a bit more about the history and process of making these fine collectible porcelains and hope that you did also.

Nao Lladro porcelain

Nao Lladro porcelain
Nao Lladro porcelain | Source

If you only watch one video, make it this one! Takes one from the 1950s to the 1990s and how Llado porcelains have evolved.

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Where Lladro Porcelain Figurines are made.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi moonlake,

      An upcoming 50th wedding anniversary! How wonderful! Congratulations! You have 8 years on us. Share this hub with those who might be purchasing gifts for you with a "Hint!" notice. Ha! Who may soon own a Lladro porcelain! Thanks for your comment and the share.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mary,

      The Lladro figurines we collected while in Spain were a bargain compared to purchasing them over here in the U.S. collect Hummels. Those are also wonderful. You could do a hub about them! :)) Thanks for your comment, vote and the share.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      I don't have any but they are so beautiful. I wouldn't mind getting one. Hey, our 50th is coming up maybe I will pass the word. Voted up and shared.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I have always admired the Lladro figurines, but I can't afford to collect them along with the Hummels that I dearly love and collect. I sure hope you have some good insurance on these beautiful pieces!

      I enjoyed watching the video of how the Lladros are made.

      I voted this Hub UP, and will share your beautiful Lladros.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi oceansnsunsets,

      Your parents receiving a Lladro figurine as a wedding gift from your grandmother was really nice. They are beautiful as you can attest and often grow in value verses many gifts that decrease in value over time. So this type of art is wonderful to receive as a gift. Thank you for your comment. We certainly enjoy our souvenirs!

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