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For those interested in glass figurines, Fenton Art Glass Beasts, Birds & Butterflies is another of Peggy's books!

Also for those interested in glass, Fenton Art Glass Fairy Lamps & Lights is Peggy's latest book! It focuses on small, candle-lit "lamps" that were first used in the Victorian era to light dark hallways before the invention of gaslight or electricity.

The publisher for these works has gone out of business, but I am pursuing other publishing options for revised and expanded editions of all three. Stay tuned! In the meantime, you can still find advance-ordered and used copies of these books at online booksellers.

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El Portal Porcelana Now Search Enabled!

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Users can now search for individual items by title name or by number. (Search result links will open in a separate window.) To search by model name, simply place the title in quotes.

Troubleshooting notes:
  • The search by model name will not work if there's more than one word in the title unless you place the name in quotes. Most Hispania names, however, are pretty generic one-word titles, so if you just type in a keyword, chances are you'll get search results that way, too.
  • The model number search will not work if you place a number sign, brand name, or any other prefix before the number.
  • No letter suffix is required for model numbers in Hispania.
If you don't know the name or model number, you can always browse the catalog category links below to find your particular model.

The Hispania Catalog

This catalog lists only those Hispania items that date from the tenure of Lladró's ownership of the company in the decade of the 1980s. These items may be identified by the "© DAISA" in the mark.

Hispania items were made in a clay or ceramic formula that allowed for larger scale than is generally possible if models are made in fine porcelain. Many of the Hispania animal figurines, for example, are quite large, some nearly lifesize. These items tend to attract multiple bidders on those relatively rare occasions when they show up at internet auction. However, collectors should be advised that, because these items are ceramic and not porcelain, they tend to be thinly potted and vulnerable to damage - something to bear in mind when contemplating the shipping challenges on a life-size German shepherd bought online.

Most of what the company produced, however, was generic housewares: vases, mirrors, lamps, ashtrays, and the like, in plain and somewhat nondescript styles designed for practicality rather than collectiblity. Consequently, I have included, in the Miscellaneous section of the catalog, only some representative examples of the more interesting of these houseware items. Given this self-imposed restriction, the catalog makes no claim to being comprehensive.

The Hispania catalog also differs from other Lladró catalogs on this site in that it is an identification catalog only; I have no retail price history on the items, nor can I venture to estimate values. I have seen some of the larger Hispania animal models go out at internet auction at $200 USD or more. With the exception of animal and bird figurines, however, most Hispania items have achieved only very modest gavel prices ($25 or less) at internet auction.

No portion of this catalog may be reproduced or distributed in any print or electronic venue or for other public consumption without the express permission of Peggy Whiteneck.

Hispania Catalog Index

Freestanding Animal Models (page 1) (page 2)
Freestanding Bird Models
Figural Items
Shoe Models
Vases and Centerpieces (Including Baskets)
Miscellaneous Housewares

At Last - A New Lladró Book!

The Lladró Guide; A Collector's Reference to Retired Porcelain Figurines in Lladró Brands

My most recent Lladró book has revised and expanded content and remains the only book in print on this topic that isn't just a catalog. Covers all Lladró and Lladró-affiliated brands (regular collection, NAO, Zaphir, Golden Memories, Hispania, Rosal, and Tang) and tells how to distinguish them from imitations and counterfeits. Includes revised and expanded content, including many new photos and a new chapter on future directions for collectors and the company now that it has passed from family hands. The book is in hard cover, which eliminates that annoying curl-up that happens with paperback books.You can order the book directly from the publisher, Schiffer Books, on Amazon, or from your favorite bookstore using the ISBN 13 number 978-0764358395.

Warning: If you're looking for a catalog of every retired figurine Lladró ever made, this is not the book for you. If you're looking for beautiful, full-color photos of representative models and more in-depth and well-researched information about Lladró and its history and production than you can get in thumbnail photos with captions, this book is what you're looking for.

Retail Price in Hardcover: $45

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