Collecting the hand sculpted Lladro porcelain figurines is an exciting hobby that you can pursue on your own or share with someone you love. Over time, you'll treasure these figurines for their individuality, emotion and ability to inspire. Lladro Figurines are one of the most sought after porcelain pieces in the world because of their highly intrinsic and detailed designs. If there are individuals who are fond of collecting classic cars, postage stamps or rare paintings, there are also some who collect and pay handsomely for these Lladro Figurines, which may be considered as the Rolls Royce or the Picasso of fine porcelain decors. Lladro Figurines emanated way back in , when Juan, Jose and Vicente Lladro made their first pieces in a Moorish furnace in their home in Alm�ssera Valencia in Spain. With this they managed to fuse their artistic values with their work in a tile and crockery factory. For some reason, their creations had attracted a number of followers because of their unique character and brilliance. By , the trio began working on sculptures that were clearly influenced by th century settings. These pieces were likened to the 'works of art' of past porcelain masters. Lladro Figurines began to really take center stage when Juan, Jose and Vicente decided to devote themselves solely to their creations in and transfer their workshop to a bigger warehouse in the town of Tavernes Blanques. Their old workplace was simply too small for their rapidly expanding business and the demand was growing profusely.