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NAO Catalog - Nativity & Christmas Themes

NAO has several Nativity sets: a "child Nativity" (#s 457-463); a set in a more or less traditional aesthetic (serial numbers not sequential; see individual items listed); and the same set in Gres but without the kings. The child Nativity set is quite unusual, with praying children substituting for adult figures and the traditional animal Nativity slots held by a small lamb and a cat. While this was grouped in retail catalogs as a Nativity set and is numbered sequentially, it is obvious from both the models and the titles that they were also meant to stand alone, and it is difficult to say whether the Nativity configuration was by creative design or marketing afterthought.

In contrast to the regular Lladró collection, NAO has fewer other Christmas-themed figurines, and no seasonal bells, plates, or ornaments.
Ser. # Name of Item Ret. Date Last Retail Est. Value Thumbnail
252G/M Nativity
[Holy Family]

Sculptor: José Roig
M-1991, G-1999 $120 $150-$175
306G Saint Joseph

Sculptor: Salvador Furió
Issued 1992 $105 current retail N/A/td> See NAO web site
Traditional standing model with staff.
306 [Gres] Saint Joseph

Sculptor: Furió
2000 $145 $145-$155
Same model as above but in Gres.
307G Virgin Mary

Sculptor: Furió
Issued 1999 $105 current retail N/A See NAO web site
Traditional model, down on one knee, hand out to side, gray robes with white veil.
307 [Gres] Virgin Mary

Sculptor: Furió
2000 $145 $145-$155
Same model as above but in Gres.
308G Baby Jesus

Sculptor: Furió
1991 $25 $35-$50
Judging from the number sequence, this item appears to have been made/suggested originally for this Nativity set, then replaced with a larger and more traditional model (#312).
309G Calf

Sculptor: Furió
Issued 1992 $89 current retail N/A See NAO web site
Hardly a "calf," this reclining brown bovine with full horns is either an adult cow or an ox (though out of scale with the companion donkey piece of the same size). Style is very similar to core collection #1390.
309 [Gres] Calf

Sculptor: Furió
2000 $95 $125-$135
Same model as above but in Gres
310G Donkey

Sculptor: Furió
Issued 1992 $75 current retail N/A See NAO web site
Reclining donkey with raised ears
310 [Gres] Donkey

Sculptor: Furió
2000 $70 $125-$135
Same model as above but in Gres
312G Baby Jesus

Sculptor: Furió
Issued 1992 $69 current retail N/A See offcial NAO web site
Naked baby on back lying atop swaddling sheet over straw, fist under chin.
312 [Gres] Baby Jesus

Sculptor: Furió
2000 $85 $85-$95
Same model as above but in Gres
412G King Gaspar with Cup

Sculptor: REgino Torrijos
Issued 1992 $185 current retail N/A See official NAO web site
Standing king in white robe, gray cloak, crown, covered jar in hand
413G King Melchior with Chest

Sculptor: Torrijos
Issued 1992 $185 current retail N/A See official NAO web site
Kneeling king holding out small chest/box in hand
414G King Balthasar with Jug

Sculptor: Torrijos
Issued 1992 $185 current retail N/A See official NAO web site
Dark-skinned king with turban, blue robe over white, carrying covered ginger jar in hand
457G Little Jesus

Sculptor: Josee Roig
1988 $55 $65-$75
458G Bless My Mother

Sculptor: Roig
1988 $60 $75-$100
(See introductory explanation on this page for why this and subsequent items through #463 are listed here as Nativity figures.)
461G Guide Me!

Sculptor: Roig
1988 $60 $75-$100
484G/M Christmas Time

Sculptor: Antonio Ramos
M-1991, G-2000 $195 $200-$215
1153G Joy to the World

Sculptor: Francisco Catalá
1999 $170 $175-$200
1269G A Long Christmas Night

Sculptor: Rafael Lozano
2000 $170 $185-$215
If NAO Santa models track with core collection trends, they will prove both popular and elusive on the secondary market.
1399G Santa's Best Wishes

Sculptor: Lozano
Issued 2000 $135 current retail N/A See NAO web site
Standing Santa model holding white banner that says "Merry Christmas."
1402G Holy Family

Sculptor: Lozano
Issued 2000 $359 current retail N/A See NAO web site
Grouping of seated Virgin in white gown and light gray veil, naked Christ Child in lap, Joseph standing beside her leaning on staff and looking proudly down. Also made as Gres - see model #2007.
1439G A Child Is Born

Sculptor: Juan Huerta
Issued 2003 $195 current retail N/A See NAO web site
A traditional tableau of the Holy Family, Joseph standing and leaning on staff behind seated Mary with Jesus in lap
1511G Too Many Mince Pies

Sculptor: Raul Rubio
2007 $150 last retail $175-$200 Tipsy Santa sitting on bag of toys. (Retiring after only a couple of years. Normally, Santa themes are hugely successful in Lladró brands; in this case, apparently, the buying public was not amused. Still, it's a feisty and funny rendition and likely to be popular for those who can find it on the secondary market.)
1562M Christmas Bell

Sculptor: Dept. of Decoration and Design
Issued 2009 $25 current retail N/A See NAO web site
White matte Christmas bell with embossed holly motif.
1563M Christmas Ball

Sculptor: Dept. of Decoration and Design
Issued 2009 $35 current retail N/A See NAO web site
White matte Christmas ball with embossed holly motif.
1584M Deco Holly Ball

Sculptor: Javier Santes
2010 $39 last retail $25-$35 See NAO web site
White matte Christmas ball with embossed holly motif and topped by a modeled sprig of holly.
1585M Deco Snowflake Ball

Sculptor: Santes
2010 $39 last retail $25-$35 White matte Christmas ball with embossed snowflake motif.
1601G Deco Santa Box

Sculptor: Santes
Issued 2008 $75 current retail N/A See NAO web site
Box in the form of a Santa figure holding wrapped present.
1602G Deco Snowman Box

Sculptor: Santes
Issued 2008 $75 current retail N/A See NAO web site
Box in the form of a snowman bundled up in a large green scarf and wearing a stovepipe hat and where the bottom snowball forms the base of the box.
1607G Deco Snowman Ball

Sculptor: Santes
2010 $50 last retail $35-$50 Christmas ball in the form of a snowman bundled up in a large green scarf and wearing a stovepipe hat.
1608M Deco Santa Ball

Sculptor: Santes
2010 $50 last retail $35-$50 Christmas ball in the form of a Santa figure.
1620G Christmas Mischief

Sculptor: Begoña Jauregui
Issued 2009 $249 current retail N/A See official NAO web site
Puppy and kitten at base of Christmas tree leaning or standing on presents, kitten reaching out to paw the tree. (This is one of the best and truest to life - and most pricey - of the recent NAO issues!
1675M Christmas Ribbons Bell

Sculptor: Dept. of Decoration and Design
Issued 2010 $25 current retail N/A See official NAO web site
White matte Christmas bell with emossed morif of ribbons, star, and candy cane.
1676M Christmas Ribbons Ball

Sculptor: Dept. of Decoration and Design
Issued 2010 $35 current retail N/A See official NAO web site
White matte Christmas ball with emossed morif of ribbons, star, and candy cane.
1677G What a Fun Ride!

Sculptor: Begoña Jauregui
Issued 2010 $210 current retail N/A See official NAO web site
Santa riding a rocking horse with his hat in hand above him. Like "Too Many Mince Pies, another irreverent but fun "take" on Santa that bucks the traditionalist trend.
2007 [Gres] The Holy Family

Sculptor: Rafael Lozano
Issued 2011 $360 current retail N/A See official NAO web site
Traditional tableau of seated Mary with standing Joseph by her side, the sleeping Baby naked in her lap. Also made in regular porcelain formula - see model #1402.
5087G Little Angel Christmas Ornament

Sculptor: José Javier Malavia
Issued 2011 $40 current retail N/A See official NAO web site
Stylized child angel as Christmas ornament.
5088G Pretty Little Angel Christmas Ornament

Sculptor: Malavia
Issued 2011 $40 current retail N/A See official NAO web site
Stylized child angel as Christmas ornament, angel holds red heart.
5006-5011 "Flaky" Snowman Ornament Series

Sculptor: Dept. of Decoration and Design
Unknown $29 ea. last retail $25 ea. Four of these six NAO ornaments appear to have dipped back into a group of molds of similar ornaments in the Golden Memories series. Despite differences in color accents, the models appear to be identical. (See Golden Memories catalog.)
7023G Christmas Decorations Set

Sculptor: Dept. of Decoration and Design
Unknown $50/set NA See NAO web site
Set of four gift-boxed white porcelain ornaments with red hang bows. Traditional forms (snowflake, sticking, rocking horse, wrapped gift
7026G Nativity Set

Sculptor: Salvador Furió
Issued 2008 $279 current retail N/A See official NAO web site
Three main Nativity Figures: Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus.
7427G Puppy's Christmas

Sculptor: Juan Huerta
Unknown $65 $65-$75 Puppy playing with Christmas stocking; comes in stocking-shaped gift tin
7428G Kitty's Christmas

Sculptor: Huerta
Unknown $60 $65-$75/td> Kitten playing with Christmas stocking cap; comes in stocking-cap-shaped gift tin.
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