How much does broken flowerwork affect value?
That stuff is so delicate, isn't it? We require that flowerwork be in mint, factory-perfect condition before we'll broker the sale of a piece. The flowerwork can be restored to pristine condition by a competent restorationist, using Lladró-supplied parts, but working with such small and delicate parts as the individually applied petals and stamens is painstaking, and that tends to be reflected in the cost of flowerwork restoration. A hundred years from now, collectors may be as tolerant of flowerwork damage on delicate Lladró as they are of similar damage in Meissen of Staffordshire figurines, but right now, the Lladró collector market has a low tolerance for this kind of damage.
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