The artistic team at Lladró has based this new porcelain figure of Elvis Presley on his “Special Comeback Show” on NBC TV in 1968. The King of Rock and Roll returned to the top of the US hit parade after this legendary television appearance. The special is commonly referred to as the “68 Comeback Special”, because of subsequent developments in Presley’s career.
This is an accomplished portrait of the iconic Elvis, dressed with his tight black leather suit and holding his guitar. Of note here is the intense glossy black of his suit, a tone that is not common in Lladró’s palette. A major challenge when conceiving this piece was to ensure that the guitar-fired separately from the rest of the piece-would fit perfectly into the space assigned to it. The round flat base brings to mind a stage, a further allusion to his 1968 “Special Comeback Show” concert.
Elvis Presley 1008469, Genuine Lladro Fine Porcelain, Hand Made In Valencia Spain