The two porcelain sportsmen figures from Lladró, the Spanish porcelain manufacturer, possess perfect Greek proportions, precise workmanship, and aesthetical refinement. Matte finish and gloss, glazed and matted surfaces, realistic and abstract, from start to finish – these are the main features of these exceptionally good porcelain statuettes.
The statuettes were designed anonymously by the creative team at Lladró. Under their thin porcelain skin, there is a hard wooden core that enables absolute exactness in proportion and the astounding depiction of every muscle. Sprinter and Swimmer simply must become a part of all the future collections of Mannerism fans.