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Tag: Lladro

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    Rare Royal Doulton figurines and collectibles at Lion and Unicorn’s next

    The Royal Doulton company was founded in 1815, and it built a legacy of craftsmanship, rarity, and charm. Today, Royal Doulton figurines remain prized collectibles. Day 1 of Lion and Unicorn’s upcoming May Collectors Auction will feature over 500 lots of porcelain figurines and collectibles, including many by Royal Doulton.…

    John Peel Hn1408, Rare - Royal Doulton Figurine
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    Rare Royal Doulton Bunnykins Collectibles and Limited Edition Lladró Porcelain Figurines Come to Auction

    Royal Doulton Bunnykins are popular porcelain designs produced as dishes and collectibles for nurseries. The Bunnykins line originated in the 1930s when Sister Mary Barbara Bailey, the daughter of Doulton’s general manager, provided design illustrations. A rare vintage Bunnykins figurine of a bunny seating on a tree stump and eating…

    HONEY, PROTOTYPE - ROYAL DOULTON BUNNYKINS
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    Antique Fontanini & Lladró Figurines, Edward Lamson Henry Lithograph Highlight Lion and Unicorn’s Upcoming Sale

    A family-run producer of handcrafted Nativity sets and figurines, Fontanini was founded by the trained Italian artisan Emmanuele Fontanini in 1908. Its products have been exclusively distributed by Roman Inc. since 1973. Elio Simonetti, the chief sculptor of the company, creates designs that are prized for their lifelike detailing. An…

    Act Ii With Base 1015035 – Lladro Porcelain Figurine
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    Several Lladró Porcelain Figurines Reign Upcoming Lion and Unicorn Sale

    Lladró, a Spanish company, started making porcelain figurines and decorative sculptures in 1956 and soon carved a name for itself in the art world. The company keeps most of its manufacturing ingredients a secret. However, Lladró uses hard-paste porcelain as a primary material. Over 170 Lladró items will be available…

    AT STROKE TWELVE 01001493 LTD - LLADRO PORCELAIN FIGURINE
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    Wedgwood Biscuit Blue Wares, Swarovski Crystal Figures at Lion and Unicorn

    The dry-bodied pottery known as Jasperware was first developed by English potter and entrepreneur Josiah Wedgwood in the 1770s. Its unglazed matte “biscuit” finish and contrasting silhouettes of figures on a colored base (often a blue that became known as Wedgwood Blue) were so popular that the style was often…

    Swarovski Crystal Figurine, Bear
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    Collector's Auction

    Active in the late 1890s, William Moorcroft was an English potter associated with the Art Nouveau style. Moorcroft pioneered a new Florian Ware design, hand-decorated and outlined in trailed slip using a technique known as tube lining. Throughout his career, Moorcroft centered his work on Florian Ware, which won him…

    William Moorcroft Art Nouveau Flambe Vase, Claremont
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    The Collector's Auction

    In 1953, three brothers started producing ceramic sculptures at their home in the village of Almàssera. After a few years, they opened their first shop in Valencia and named it Lladró. They eventually pioneered the single-firing method, which also became a hallmark of the brand. It can be characterized by…

    Herend Figurine, Girl In Folk Dress 5423
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    August No Reserve

    In 1933, Disney released “Three Little Pigs”, a short-animated film. At the time, it was Disney’s crowning achievement. The company would, of course, find more than a little success later with an animated mouse. One of the lots in the upcoming August No Reserve auction, offered by Whitley’s, commemorates the…

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