Lladro Chinese Beauty Limited edition of 3,000 units.
This piece is inspired by the traditional concept of Chinese beauty embodied by a lady wearing a very typical "Han Fu". Worth noting is the face, which according to the aesthetic customs of the time it's small and white, with a tapering chin, long and narrow eyes (called phoenix eyes in China), and cherry-like lips.
The beautiful dress, the long hair with the headdress and the flower in her hand speak to us about an important ceremony for which she is specially dressed.
The costume of this lady is also another highlight in this piece, which is normally worn by an unmarried young girl from a rich family. The dress has very long sleeves, which reached the ground and look like a waterfall. On this dress, there are also some special patterns conveying good messages:
Lotus: In China, the lotus is a symbol of cleanliness, purity and elegance. There is an old poem that says, "she grows in mud, yet never contaminates with it. She floats on waving water, yet never dances with it".
- Copper Coin: This pattern is commonly used to represent fortune. Most ancient Chinese copper coins have a hole in the middle, because ancient Chinese believed that the sky is round and the earth is square, so the coin combines the sky and the earth.