Handmade in fine Spanish porcelain and hand-painted in a soft white, this White Rhino Porcelain Figurine features one of the most imposing, powerful creatures on earth in delicate detail. Designed by wildlife artist Ernest Massuet, this fine art porcelain rhino sculpture celebrates the northern white rhinoceros, a species in danger of extinction, by showcasing the animals muscular anatomy and characteristic rough skin as a symbol of survival. This fine porcelain piece is hand-decorated with gentle grey enamel shading and Lladro's signature crystalline gloss finish.
Created by sculptor Ernest Massuet
Handmade Spanish porcelain
Extensive molding process requiring between 15 and 20 molds
Fired for approximately 24 hours in a kiln at over 1300º C
Famous Lladro crystalline finish
Issue Year 2017
In 1953 Juan, José and Vicente Lladró made their first porcelain creations in a Moorish furnace built in their own home in Almàssera (Valencia). In 1969 their facility in the City of Porcelain (Valencia) was completed and today is still home to the creative process and production of some of the highest artistic and technical quality porcelain in the world. Lladro's productioninnovations not only in the design and style of the figurines but also in the firing techniques have earned them many acknowledgements and awards.
In the 1990's Lladro was awarded the Príncipe Felipe awards for Internationalization, Competitiveness and Renown Brand Management. Lladro figurines and sculptures have collectors around the world and they can also be seen in the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg, the Valencia Pavilion in the Universal Show of Seville, as well as in the Museum of Modern Art of Santo Domingo.