A Collector's Book of Retired Lladró
Genuine Figurines & Their MarksBook - 2010
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 Lladro Spanish porcelain figurines. Eventually, collectors discovered that Lladro wasn't just one brand but several. At the same time, other companies began to sprout up all over Spain, particularly around Lladro's own region in Valencia, working "in the Lladro 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 Lladro and Lladro-affiliated brands and to help distinguish them from the work of other Spanish companies. The book features substantive chapters on the Lladro(r) "core brand," NAO by Lladro, Zaphir, Golden Memories, Rosal, and Hispania, complete with representative photos.