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Goddess goes Luxe

Lladro’s limited-edition porcelain sculpture of goddess Lakshmi gets a special touch with the brand’s president autograph on them

Published: 23rd September 2015 05:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd September 2015 05:28 AM   |  A+A-

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Ancient Indian epics tell the story of how Saraswati was so beautiful that her husband Brahma had four heads so that he could see her from any direction. Fascinated by the wealth of her iconography, Lladró artists have brought Goddess Saraswati to life under the ultra-exclusive High Porcelain collection, the brand’s maximum artistic category.

The highlight of this sculpture is the lavish decoration, embracing everything from the sumptuous crown to her clothing, headdress and jewels; as well as the feathers of the peacock, hand-painted one by one, or the flowers in the garland, handmade petal by petal. Everything is defined with painstaking attention to detail to underscore her majestic figure, as one would expect from a goddess.

Another focus of attention is the bright colouring. In fact, some of the tones were created expressly for this piece, like the pistachio in the garland, the turquoise in the peacock and the orange and green in the sari. In addition, there is a combination of complex decorative techniques, such as the profusion of golden luster in both gloss and matte finishes.

Priced at Rs 7,50,000, the sculpture is limited edition with only 720 units worldwide. What also make it special is that Rosa Lladró, president of the brand will be signing the handmade porcelain statues.

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