lladro is a Spanish company founded in the early part of the 1950s. The Lladro company has been selling collectible porcelain figures all around the world.
Lladros are known for cute figures including animals, children, women, couples, clowns and much more. They are also popular for having very detailed and delicate flower displays. Many of the Lladros come in 2 types of finishes. The first is called Gloss which is a bit shiny. The second is called Matte which is not shiny at all, it tends to look dull. Gres is another type of Lladro, but not necessary considered a finish. Gres Lladros have darker colors like brown, black and dark gray. They are a bit rough to the touch, similar to the Matte finish.
Lladro is in the collectible category. The value has gone down for Lladros in the past few years. The market seems to be flooded with these items. However, some Lladros still bring a great deal of money. The value depends on a few things. Having the original box definitely helps. This way the Lladro can be shipped easier and also be re-gifted if needed. Retired Lladros bring more money because they don’t make them any more and can only be purchased on the secondary market. Condition is another factor. Lladros are very delicate and sometimes they chip or come unglued. Damage is very frequent with the flowered Lladros. Although repairs can be made, the value will never be as much.
Nao is a newer version of Lladro. They look extremely similar to Lladros. However, Nao is not worth nearly as much.
Lladro- Love’s Tender Tokens
Lladro- Clown With Ball