Antelope Mask is a handmade sculpture by the artist Josè Luis Santes which is inspired by traditional African masks. Article by Lladrò in glossy white porcelain with touches of golden luster.
This creation handmade in Spain is inspired by traditional African masks. It is characterized by a contemporary design with a strong decorative impact. All the pieces are made of glossy porcelain decorated with gold luster; the metal elements are in gold-plated sterling silver.
The pieces of Lladrò are handmade in Valencia, in the only factory in the world of the company. Each piece is the result of a laborious artistic process built with painstaking attention, in fact it is the task of a team of experts composed of chemists, sculptors, engravers and painters to keep alive the ancient techniques of porcelain processing. Lladrò manufacture up to 32 different types of high quality porcelain, porcelain made of minerals such as kaolin, quartz and feldspar.
The sculptors follow their inspiration, but they also use a meticulous research and documentation process, and create a model in plasticine or clay from which the artistic development of the final sculpture will then begin. From the model the molds are obtained, even for the smallest fragments of the sculpture, which will then be filled with liquid porcelain. When the porcelain has solidified and after joining all the fragments of the sculpture together, it is decorated by hand, with over 4,000 colors used. The process ends with cooking in a furnace up to 1300 ° for about 24 hours. Porcelain is vitrified and the colors become bright.