Lladro A True Friend 14.5 x 19.25 Limited edition of 3,000 units
The horse, one of the most noble and beautiful animals in existence, has been Used as the source of inspiration for Lladro artists on many occasions. Strength, nobility, energy and courage are some of the most highly valued features of these animals. And it is precisely their nobility that has made the connection between humans and horses throughout history such a special relationship. Their ability to identify with their owners, sharing their feelings and anticipating their intentions, has led to many stories of true friendship between people and horses, making them the perfect animals to assist people in overcoming cases of psychological and behavioral problems. A true friend is a piece charged with a certain dreamlike, poetic mood. The sculptor has obviously lingered on the face of the girl, the serenity of her expression and her thick, flowing hair. He has also taken great pains to model each form to show the elegant anatomy of the horse, paying all due respect to this faithful companion. Also noteworthy is the floral decoration the woman is wearing on her head, with the orchid particularly capturing our attention. A rare flower in Lladro pieces, the modeling of the orchid is highly demanding.