A Collector's Book of Retired Lladró
Genuine Figurines & Their Marks
by Peggy Whiteneck
Deals with all Lladró brands!
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.
Again, 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!
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 - for example, "Boy, Big Hat." That
will bring you to a page displaying a link for the catalog page on which that
model appears. If you know that item's number but not its name,
simply type in 182G (with no brand prefix, but make sure you use the G for NAO
porcelain items made in the regular porcelain formula).
- The search by model name will not work if there is more than
one word in the title unless you place
the name in quotes.
- The model number search will not work if you place a number
sign, brand name, or any other prefix before the number.
- For non-Gres NAO, the number search will also
not bring you to a catalog page if you do not use the G suffix
immediately after the number. (Some items are catalog listed with a G/M suffix,
but typing just a G will bring you to those as well.)
- The letter suffix
is not required
for model numbers in NAO Gres.
If you do not know the name or catalog number of your piece, simply scroll
to the thematic catalog links below to browse for your
-© Peggy Whiteneck
Catalog last updated 2/15/14
I've just finished updating the NAO catalog on El Portal Porcelana to include not
only the newest releases but also the names of the sculptors for each
item listed in the catalog. I've also updated my estimated values on individual items. Those
of you who have been following this site for awhile will note that, in many cases, this has meant
revising values downward from where they were when I originally launched this catalog.
The collectibles market has been "soft" for more than a decade now
(which is not to say it won't heat up later!), and, in the current economy, I just don't
think the market will support prices on recent-issue NAO that rival those for Lladró's
regular collection. The most valuable items on the secondary market include, as always,
the oldest NAO items that are the most difficult to find as well as popular themes such
as animals and clown models.
Estimated values are not an exact science, and, in any case, it is not my job to "set" secondary market prices,
so that is far from my intention. The market will do its own shaking out. I am merely giving it my best guess as to what a model might bring
when all the stars align well for any given sale. That does not mean every private collector sale would be able to achieve these
Special thanks to collector Monica Stewart (RIP) for her stalwart and invaluable assistance
in proof-reading the NAO catalog pages and for her generosity in sharing many
pictures from her own collection! Monica died suddenly in 2005, and I miss her
greatly. I will always be grateful to her for her selfless mentoring
of this NAO cataloguing effort. Thanks also to collectors Teresa Schmitt,
Robert (Gene) Woods, Franne Stroblas, Barbara Fredrick, Colin Warwicker,
Cindy Johns, Sue Ewen, Linda Zimliki, Tamra Tamaugsburger, Cathern James,
Nick Lockie, Sharon Swift, Nigel Gayner, Tracy Maughan, Anette Schier, Kevin Goult,
Brenton Roneberg, Jöelle Ley, Anette Schier, Debbie Brooks, Dave Nathanson, Kitty Phillips,
and Carol Ewer, Shalene Hodder, Stephen Rowell, Teresa Bennett, Jose Juan Nadal Cuesta,
Alexey Bushuev, and Jorge Luis Gonzalez AAA,
for their photo and information contributions to this
catalog. We're continually adding pictures to this and the
other catalogs on the site, so stay tuned, and have fun!
Items in this catalog preceded by the letter "L" were very early items in the NAO
collection and can often be found interspersed with other Lladró models in
retail catalogs from the late 1960s; these models are also the ones most likely to be
found with old, impressed "Lladró" marks as well as old, impressed "NAO"
The letters G or M after the catalog numbers stand for "glazed" or "matte"
respectively. The combination G/M indicates the item is known to have been
made in both glazed and matte. Items made in the distinctive Gres formula are indicated
with the full word "Gres" after the catalog number (with the exception of
items already consolidated on the Gres catalog pages). Readers will note some
deliberate duplication in the listings to accommodate collectors who may be
looking for an item under more than one category. I'll be adding other
thumbnail pix of retired items as I get them. "El Portal Porcelana" is a collector information web site and is not
in any way affiliated with or authorized by the corporate entities known as
Lladró or NAO.
Please Note: This is an information web site ONLY.
While I very much welcome email contacts from
serious collectors or just those wanting more information on Spanish porcelain,
please do not contact me asking for sales or acquisition assistance, as those
areas are not my bailiwick.
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.
Animals - Cats & Dogs (p. 1)
Animals - Rabbits & Farm Animals (p. 1)
Animals - Other (p.1)
Animals - Caricatures
Birds and Butterflies (p. 1)
Clowns & Jesters
Dancers, Harlequins, & Pierrots (p. 1)
Decorative Items (Non-Figurine)
Ethnic Themes - Asian & Other Ethnic Themes
Ethnic Themes - Spanish/Latino (p. 1)
Family Groupings (p. 1)
Gres Figurines (p. 1)
Kids in Couples
Kids in Sleepwear (p. 1)
Kids with Animals (p. 1)
Kids with Birds or Butterflies (p. 1)
Kids with Fruits or Flowers
Kids with Musical Instruments (p. 1)
Kids with Their Toys (p. 1)
Kids, Miscellaneous Girls (p. 1)
Kids, Miscellaneous Boys (p. 1)
Lamps (p. 1)
Matrimonial & Romance (p. 1)
Nativity & Christmas Themes
Religious Themes (p. 1)
Sports & Career Themes (p. 1)
Women with Animals, Birds, Butterflies,
Women with Fans or Parasols
Women, Country (p. 1)
Women, Miscellaneous (p. 1)
A Note About Unidentified NAO Items
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