Lladro Porcelain Chessmen.
This is a limited edition glazed Medieval Lladro Porcelain Chessmen by Lladro of Spain. The pieces of one side are pure white; those of the opposite side are pale gray. Both kings and queens are dressed in medieval costumes. The Issue year for this series is 1996. The sculptor is Juan Ignacio Aliena. Though created in the twentieth century, these designs are influenced by the style of Europe’s Mannerist period (c. 1520–1600). The paintings of El Greco and other Spanish Mannerist artists featured people with elegant, unusually long bodies with long necks, arms, and legs—all characteristics typical of Lladró figurines. The King stands 6-3/4” tall.