A porcelain portrait of a beautiful Japanese scene, this sculpture showcases an elegant woman dressing in a kimono hand-painted to resemble fine silk brocade. Two white cranes, symbolic of long life span and fidelity in love, set the scene in a quiet garden. The artful application of platinum luster creates a remarkable combination of matte and glossy finish. Handcrafted in Spain. Given the esteem in which Lladró porcelain figurines are held, it’s a bit surprising to learn that brothers Juan, José, and Vicente Lladró only began creating their impeccably detailed collectibles in 1953. In the tradition of past porcelain artists such as Meissen, Sèvres, and Capodimonte, each Lladró piece is meticulously crafted by hand in Valencia, Spain, by a dedicated team of artisans, including painters, ornamentalists, and even flower specialists. The resulting figurines are instantly identifiable by their distinctive sleek finish, graceful compositions, and impressive attention to nuance.