Books for Collectors

The Lladró Guide: A Collector's Reference
to Retired Porcelain Figurines in Lladró Brands

By Peggy Rose Whiteneck

Since its founding in the early 1950s, the Spanish porcelain firm Lladró has attracted a large collector market. This book identifies all known Lladró figurine brand names, differentiates them from Spanish porcelain competitors, addresses some of the mysteries surrounding Lladró's production history, and makes the case
for Lladró's right to a place among the most-esteemed names in the history of fine porcelain.

In addition to analyzing known models, the book gives a tantalizing photographic glimpse of rare, prototypic, and one-of-a-kind models, including several not found in historical catalogs. Also included are pricing and value factors, the most-recent developments with the brand since its sale out of the family, and details on how to distinguish genuine pieces from Spain's several other companies working "in the Lladró style." More than 300 photos provide detailed visual reference.

About the author

Peggy Rose Whiteneck is known for her research that informed the past 30 years of growth of the Lladró secondary collector market. Her website on Spanish porcelain has an international following, and she is frequently contacted for Lladró answers by collectors and secondary-market dealers from around the world ( She writes about con antiques and collectibles, including a national syndicated column titled "Good Eye: A Collector's View of the Antiques and Collectibles Trade," published in Discover Vintage America.

About the publisher

A family-owned, independent publisher of high-quality, nonfiction books since 1974, Schiffer has published thousands of titles on the diverse subjects that fuel our readers' passion. From our traditional subjects of antiques and collectibles, arts and crafts and military history, Schiffer has expanded its catalog to publish books on contemporary art and artists; architecture and design; food and entertaining; the metaphysical, paranormal and folklore; and pop and fringe culture, as well as books for children.

Schiffer Publishing is located in Atglen, Pa. Website:

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″, 300 color images, 176 pp, ISBN13: 9780764358395, Binding: hard cover,
Price: $45

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