In order to complement your Lladro porcelain, you can purchase accessories to have the edge over other Lladro porcelain collectors. It is advisable however to get an insurance against breakage for your accessories along with the porcelain figurines you have purchased and with this you are now a member of the privileged Lladro from Spain. Are you in search of exquisite and authentic Lladro piece ? Either for your collection or as part of your home? You can visit and see the vast array of porcelain figurines in their collection vault. The pottery that we know as porcelain was first transformed by the Chinese approximately one thousand years ago. This pottery or porcelain then took hundreds of years to evolve to where it is today. As the process of washing and purifying the clay, adding different materials that permitted the firing at a very high temperature. Approximately degrees centigrade. The word porcelain came from the term Porcellana, used by Marco Polo to describe the white ceramic figures, he discovered during his historical travel to the Orient. Porcelain was introduced to Europe in the 's. In the 's the secret of the clay mixture used by the Chinese, was discovered by Johann Bottger and the Dresden Meissen Porcelain became known. Porcelain came to be viewed by the European Royalty, as a highly prized luxury product.