Lladro In the Gondola Signed by Catala and Ruiz

Lladro In the Gondola Signed by Catala and Ruiz.

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING and HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE large piece of Lladro Spanish porcelain…………Lladro In the Gondola by Catala and Ruiz.

Lladro is a fine hard paste porcelain made in Valencia, Spain and the production method is a highly prized secret…..not unlike Col. Saunder’s Recipe !!

Lladro is WORLD FAMOUS for producing some of the finest and most collectible porcelain currently being made anywhere in the World.

Collectors of Lladro are counted in their Millions !!

Titled “In the Gondola” and sculpted by Francisco Catala and decorated by D. Julio Ruiz……from circa 1978.

“In the Gondola’ started production by Lladro in 1978 and is still in production today as one of their most impressive and statement pieces……….to buy one of these directly from Lladro will cost $4,000, (and this for an unsigned production).

Link: http://www.lladro.com/figurines/01001350-IN_THE_GONDOLA/

This piece is one of the very early one’s produced and was sculpted, decorated and signed by the ORIGINAL ARTISTS !! This SIGNIFICANTLY adds to the value of the piece !

We are of the opinion that this was made circa 1980……it is an early number and the original owner collected her extensive Lladro Collection in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.

Lladro Porcelain Figural Group, “In the Gondola”, issued 1978, depicting a couple and their daughter with gondolier.

This is a rare and LIMITED EDITION version of this sculpture………..especially as this one was sculpted by Francisco Catala and decorated by D. Julio Ruiz………….and it is SIGNED by both artists.

It is fully marked……..No. 376

The piece sits on a later silvered wooden plinth (to simulate being on water) with label.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lladr%C3%B3

A TRULY EXCEPTIONAL PIECE !!

If you are a collector of Lladro then this is a ‘MUST HAVE’ !

If you want a statement piece this is a ‘MUST HAVE’ !

Minor professional repair to one end of the Gondola, hardly identifiable, otherwise in mint condition …… hence the reduction in price.

Lladro In the Gondola Signed by Catala and Ruiz.

Lladro In the Gondola Signed by Catala and Ruiz.

Dimensions: 31″ wide, 13.5″ tall and 6.5″ deep

Provenance: Bought from a long-time private collector of rare Lladro

Condition: Minor repair to one end of gondola…reflected in price.

SOLD

Lladro In the Gondola by Catala and Ruiz

Lladro In the Gondola by Catala and Ruiz

Lladro In the Gondola by Catala and Ruiz

Lladro In the Gondola by Catala and Ruiz

Lladro In the Gondola by Catala and Ruiz

Lladro In the Gondola by Catala and Ruiz

Lladro In the Gondola by Catala and Ruiz

Lladro In the Gondola by Catala and Ruiz

Lladro In the Gondola by Catala and Ruiz

Lladro In the Gondola by Catala and Ruiz

Lladro In the Gondola by Catala and Ruiz

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