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Latest Lladró Book!

A Collector's Book of Retired Lladró ;
Genuine Figurines & Their Marks

by Peggy Whiteneck
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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 - 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).

Troubleshooting notes:
  • The search by model name will not work if there is more than one word in the title unless 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-enameled Zaphir models, 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 Zaphir enamel.
If you do not know the name or number of your piece, you can always scroll down to the thematic category list below to browse for your figurine/ornament.

Zaphir Catalog Introduction

There has been a persistent and growing collector demand for information about various Lladró brands, including Zaphir (no longer in production under that name). I'm pleased to be able to share this catalog containing everything I know from the Zaphir line. I'll update the listings as more information becomes available. Thanks to Helen Hurd, Lynn Wolfenden, David Ball, Larry & Holly DeForest, Michael Danson, Sue Anderson, Lia Obee, and Carlos Abrego for catalog picture contributions to this Zaphir catalog. Special thanks to the late Monica L. Stewart, who was an avid collector of Lladró brands, for her invaluable assistance in proofreading this catalog when it was first being launched. I miss her very much!

As I did with the NAO catalog, I've arranged the Zaphir models by categories for ease of reference (see index below, with live links). It will become immediately evident that the category listing is much more limited than that for the larger NAO collection. Some of the most popular themes in the other Lladró brands (e.g., Clowns & Jesters, Harlequins & Dancers, and Valencian themes) weren't produced in sufficient numbers in the Zaphir brand to have categories of their own. I'm afraid collectors looking for these themes will have to browse for them under other likely categories.

One of the Zaphir categories is "Enamel." This was an enamel-paint/matte hybrid that was Zaphir's answer to the "Gres" found in the other Lladró collections; the porcelain slip used in Zaphir is not as dark as the earth-toned porcelain in Gres. Especially as relates to the Enamel models, readers will note that there is (in this as in other sections of the web site catalog) some deliberate repetition of items across categories in order to accommodate collectors looking for items under more than one logical category.

Whenever the title of a Zaphir model is in brackets, that means I have a catalog picture of it but no price listing that gives me the original title. Model numbers with "G" after them refer to glazed models, "M" to matte (unglazed) models; "G/M" means the item was made in both glazed and unglazed versions.

When Lladró closed Zaphir in or around 1982, the company brought many of the Zaphir models then in production over into the NAO line, and I have so indicated for individual catalog listings iwhere that was the case. The colors used in NAO models of Zaphir originals were often different from the colors used in the original model. Note the live cross-links in individual catalog listings wherever a picture is provided of that same model in the other brand's catalog. These internal catalog links will open in separate windows so that you need not be concerned about losing your place in the catalog you are currently surfing.

Please Note: This is an information web site ONLY. I am not involved in sales. 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.

Zaphir Catalog Index

Animals & Birds
Adults with Animals, Birds, or Butterflies
Decorative and Functional Items
Enamel (Gres) Figurines
Human Groupings (models with more than one figure)
Kids in Sleepwear
Kids with Animals
Kids with Birds, Butterflies, or Flowers
Kids with Their Toys
Kids, Miscellaneous
Lamps
Men
Religious Themes
Women, Country
Women, Elegant
Miscellaneous Figurines
Unidentified Items

Now Available!
A Collector's Book of Retired Lladró

by Peggy Whiteneck
published by
Old Line Publishing, LLC
Hampstead, Maryland

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.

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