Lladro was founded in 1953 by three brothers, Juan, Jose’ and Vincente’ Lladro. They modeled their works after the greats like Meissen, Serves and Capodimonte. After ten years, in 1965 Lladro entered the American market, and this helped to increase their sales exponentially. In 1969 the company moved its headquarters to Valencia, Italy. Due to their great success, in 1986, they then opened subsidiaries in Japan and China. They also opened their first museum and gallery in New York City, in 1988. From that point on the company opened subsidiaries around the world. They have so successfully marketed their product that in 2002 they were given the Príncipe Felipe Award for Renowned Brand Management. As you might guess Lladro is still thriving today. (I obtained this information from the Lladro website.)
This is a Lladro boy figure holding a baseball and bat. It is # 7610, and is a Collector’s Society piece. It is in excellent, like new, condition.
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