The Lladró Guide: A Collector’s Reference to Retired Porcelain Figurines in Lladró Brands

Peggy Rose Whiteneck

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Since its founding in the early 1950s, the Spanish porcelain firm Lladró has attracted a large collector market. This book identifies all known Lladró figurine brand names, differentiates them from Spanish porcelain competitors, addresses some of the mysteries surrounding Lladró’s production history, and makes the case for Lladró’s right to a place among the most-esteemed names in the history of fine porcelain. In addition to analyzing known models, the book gives a tantalizing photographic glimpse of rare, prototypic, and one-of-a-kind models, including several not found in historical catalogs. Also included are pricing and value factors, the most-recent developments with the brand since its sale out of the family, and details on how to distinguish genuine pieces from Spain’s several other companies working "in the Lladró style." More than 300 photos provide detailed visual reference.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 300 color images | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764358395

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Peggy Rose Whiteneck is known for her research that informed the past 30 years of growth of the Lladró secondary collector market. Her website on Spanish porcelain has an international following, and she is frequently contacted for Lladró answers by collectors and secondary-market dealers from around the world. She writes feature articles on antiques and collectibles, including a national syndicated column titled "Good Eye: A Collector’s View of the Antiques and Collectibles Trade."