How Do I Identify a Lladro Figurine?
Lladr? figurines began in 1953 as artwork made by three brothers in Spain. By the 1970s, Lladr? figurines were considered collectibles all around the world. Because there are counterfeit Lladr? figurines on the market, collectors must be able to identify authentic Lladr? works of art.
Check the bottom of the piece for the Lladr? mark or logo
Each authentic Lladr? figurine is marked on the bottom to confirm its authenticity. Lladr? figurines made from 1960 to 1970 simply have the name of the company impressed into the porcelain, along with the words "Made in Spain." Beginning in 1971, the company shifted to a blue stamp featuring its logo, a stylized bellflower, along with the word "Lladr?." Lladr? "Members Only" figurines feature a Lladr? Collectors Society mark instead.
Confirm whether the piece is a second
Lladr? "seconds" pieces are in less than perfect condition. These pieces are worth less on the open market than the standard Lladr? figurines. Because often the imperfections are almost unnoticeable, the Lladr? mark on them is deliberately defaced to mark them as seconds. Check the logo to see if the bellflower has been scraped off. If it has, the figurine is a second.
Search for the figurine online
Browse the Lladr? website by theme, figurine type or reference number to find and identify a specific figurine. Retired pieces are listed in the historical catalog on the site.