Bridal Carriage Couple
Lladro creations are extraordinarily evocative.
They recreated the sweetest and most intense feelings of our lives and suspend them in time and space thanks to the enduring beauty of porcelain.
Bridal carriage is inspired by on of those very special moments that mark a before and after that change us forever. A newly wed couple parade their love in a horse-drawn carriage.
Dressed in their elegance bridal clothes, she leans her head on his shoulder in a relaxed placid gesture after the much-awaited marriage. He looks back at her with a tender gaze which contrasts with the serious expression of the driver, discreet and dapper in his top hat.
Like all High Porcelain creations, Bridal Carriage is also a creative display,
successfully meeting a challenge that puts the skills and the experiences of the best
Lladro artists to the test.
One of the greatest achievements in this sculpture is to have been supported
by itself, in other words, without the buttocks (support sticks) or the porcelain base on which a work of this kind usually needs to rest.
This requires a highly precise assemblage of all the pieces in order to guarantee the perfect balance, making it a tangible expression of skill and technical prowess.
Decoratively speaking, it is an extraordinary rich work with an infinity of details.
The brideís dress with its pleats, the lace on the bodice and the embroidery on the skirt, provides excellent examples of the filigrees Lladro artists are capable of producing.
Equally of notes are the garlands on the carriage, the brideís bouquet and the flowers in her veil.
The piece comes with a dark wooden pedestal highlighting the brightness of this light-colored piece.
The carriage is a version of the late 19th century open-top Victoria.
Everything about this elegant carriage is faithfully reproduced: the metal elements of the rims and wheels, the stitching on the sack, the blanket at the driverís feet, the border of the trunk, the horseís bridle, painted with enamels in three colors (red, blue and aged leather tones).
The horseís coat is also worked with different enamels to successfully render all its various nuances.
Hour after hour of painstaking work went into making this creation a work of art worthy of a truly unforgettable work.