Figurine by Porcelanas Miguel Requena of Gentleman with Candlestick Jardiniere

Figurine by Porcelanas Miguel Requena of Gentleman with Candlestick Jardiniere.

Miquel Requena is the sculptor, based in Valencia, Spain.

Nice Lladro style Spanish porcelain figure of a Victorian Gentleman leaning against a jardiniere, made in Valencia, Spain by renowned sculptor, Miguel Requena.

Also a candlestick.

Made of hard paste porcelain.

Makers mark to the base, Porcelanas Miguel, Spanish.

We have no doubt that this is a discontinued or retired piece. It is from circa 1980 and we cannot find another !!

VERY RARE and HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE !!

IN MINT CONDITION !!

PORCELAIN: Porcelain is a ceramic material made by heating materials, generally including kaolin, in a kiln to temperatures between 1,200 and 1,400 °C (2,200 and 2,600 °F). The toughness, strength and translucence of porcelain, relative to other types of pottery, arises mainly from vitrification and the formation of the mineral mullite within the body at these high temperatures.

Porcelain derives its present name from the old Italian porcellana (cowrie shell) because of its resemblance to the translucent surface of the shell.[1] Porcelain can informally be referred to as china or fine china in some English-speaking countries, as China was the birthplace of porcelain making.[2] Properties associated with porcelain include low permeability and elasticity; considerable strength, hardness, toughness, whiteness, translucency and resonance; and a high resistance to chemical attack and thermal shock.

Porcelain has been described as being “completely vitrified, hard, impermeable (even before glazing), white or artificially coloured, translucent (except when of considerable thickness), and resonant.” However, the term porcelain lacks a universal definition and has “been applied in a very unsystematic fashion to substances of diverse kinds which have only certain surface-qualities in common”.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porcelain

Figurine by Porcelanas Miguel Requena of Gentleman with Candlestick Jardiniere.

Provenance: Bought in Europe.

Dimensions: 13″ Tall

Condition: Mint

Price Now: $320

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