The piece is fully back stamped with The LLadro Mark. Backstamp shown in crystal clear image. Lladró from Spain began as a small family business in a rural town outside of Almacera, Spain in 1953. Three brothers by the names of Jose, Juan and Vincente Lladro began creating porcelain jugs and vases and thus the Lladro company was born. Shortly thereafter, the brothers started creating the detailed porcelain figurines and statues that the Lladro from Spain company is famous for today.
In 1958 the company moved their production facilities to Tavernes Blanques which later became known as the "City of Porcelain" and home to the Lladro artist training school. In 1962 the brothers opened the school to teach other artist's from around the world how to create the Lladro porcelain figurines. In 1965 the Lladro figurines were brought state side as small gift shops and finer retailers started carrying the Lladro line. In 1988 the first stand alone Lladro store opened.World-wide distribution was just around the corner with Australia. Being next on the list. In 1999 the Las Vegas Venetian Hotel was the first to open a LLadro Centre. The highly sought after figurines can also be found in the permanent collections of several museums throughout the world. As most every collector will tell you, it is all about the Logo. Over time the Lladro from Spain collection has used more than one identifying mark on their figurines.
In the early days of the collection, the artist simply signed the base of the porcelain figurine before firing and the signature was a permanent mark. Later the company started using a Greek symbol of a Winged Samothrace and later changed again to the current bellflower.
In 1960 the word "Spain" began to appear under the bellflower thus the company being called Lladro from Spain. By becoming familiar with the different logos and their time periods, a savvy collector can quickly tell what era a figurine is from.Several Lladro pieces have other marks on the base but according to Lladro company, these marks do not note anything of significance and are typically caused by the production process. The item will be packed to the very highest standard. Grab a real genuine bargain - you will not be disappointed! All my items come from a smoke and pet free home. Now the boring stuff- Free P&P only applies to inland UK. Please note if the item is Battery Operated - it will be supplied without batteries but will have been fully checked. The item "4824 1st Quality Retired Large LLADRO Very Tall Piece 28cm THE GOLFER 1977-84" is in sale since Sunday, February 16, 2014. This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Porcelain/China\Lladro/ Nao\Figures". The seller is "neilus2007" and is located in Westcliff-on-Sea. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Antigua and barbuda, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Brazil, Chile, United States.