A spectacular sculpture made in black porcelain, inspired by the legendary gladiators of the Roman empire.
This creation represents with amazing faithfulness and detail the figure of a gladiator. Warriors who defended their lives fighting against other gladiators or against wild beasts to entertainment the public in the Roman arena. This sculpture speaks of men who defended their life with honour and fortitude, despite the circumstances they had to endure. Made in black porcelain, it is decorated with copper, dark grey and black enamels with metallic effects, combined with the aged silver lustre in the armour. The shield is decorated with black lustre with marble effect and the helmet is also decorated with aged silver lustre. The sword, which almost looks like real metal, is porcelain. In addition, the piece comes with a removable metal mask covering the gladiator’s face which is held in place by an ingenious system of magnets. A truly unique work, striking for both its size and for the sculptural treatment.
Lladró is the leader in luxury porcelain since 1953 and have developed proprietary processes that resulted in a wide range of products and styles that is unparalleled in the world of porcelain. The brand still makes every piece in their workshop in Valencia, Spain.
Finish: Matt porcelain with metallic lustres
Weight (kg): 6.8
Height (cm): 73
Width (cm): 34
Length (cm): 26
Sculptor: Ernest Massuet