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"cut and paste" from this site into your online auction descriptions - nor
otherwise plagiarize my work! (Yes, it should go without saying; too bad
I've had to discover it doesn't.)
El Portal Porcelana Now Search Enabled!
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.
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 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
if you just type in a keyword, chances are you'll get search results that
- 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
for model numbers in Hispania.
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
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
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)
Freestanding Bird Models
Vases and Centerpieces (Including Baskets)
A Collector's Book of Retired Lladró
by Peggy Whiteneck
Old Line Publishing, LLC
The publisher for this book has ceased publication, and I am now at work on a revised
and expanded edition, with a couple of promising leads for a new publishing option.
For the moment, then, this book will only be available on the retail market from
advance-ordered stock. You can still buy it used - but avoid the scalpers
and DO NOT PAY HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS FOR THESE SECOND-HAND BOOKS! There are plenty of
reasonably priced secondary market copies still available at online book sellers. Stay tuned to
this site for future news on the revised edition!
Ever since its founding in the 1950s and its subsequent, stellar rise to global prominence,
collectors have been fascinated with the singular modeling and attention to detail in
Lladró Spanish porcelain figurines. Eventually, collectors discovered that Lladró
wasn't just one brand, but several. At the same time, other companies began to sprout up all
over Spain, particularly around Lladró's own region in Valencia, working
"in the Lladró style" and hoping to catch a ride on the tailwinds of its popularity.
This book is written to acquaint readers with retired figurines in all the Lladró and
Lladró-affiliated brands and to help distinguish them from the work of other Spanish
companies. The book features substantive chapters on the Lladró "core brand,"
NAO by Lladró, Zaphir, Golden Memories, Rosal, and Hispania, complete with
representative photos for each brand.
Retail Price: $29.95