LLadro Look Alike Figurine? - Antique China and Fine China Query

by Barry Wellington
(Essex, UK)

LLadro Look Alike Figurine? - Antique China and Fine China Query

LLadro Look Alike Figurine? - Antique China and Fine China Query

LLadro Look Alike Figurine? - Antique China and Fine China Query:- I've been given a beautiful figurine to sell, but I can't even begin to start describing it without knowing what brand it is!!! The markings on the base have been partially damaged, so while a small amount of the brand name is displayed it's not enough to work it out. I've tried searching left & right for anything similar but can't turn anything up.


Hope someone can help!

Barry

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Reply by Peter (admin)

to LLadro Look Alike Figurine? - Antique China and Fine China Query

Hi Barry

Thanks for your 'LLadro Look Alike Query'.

I am not a great expert on Lladro style figurines, so can't tell you about the maker. Just give a few pointers. It looks like there are other identifiable words on the base - you don't mention what these words say.

Secondly, a 'damaged' pottery mark can sometimes indicate a 'second' - done deliberately by the maker. I can't see what type of obscuration has been done and how.

I can't see which the large first letter says. Is it a "Z"?

You query is difficult because there are modern rip-offs of Lladro as well as older genuine makers from who Lladro drew their original inspiration.

I feel you may need an expert on this type of chinaware, I'm afraid because identifying obscure pottery marks is a very specialist area and often needs expert input.

Look out for knowledgeable answers below because this website often comes up with answers to mysteries like this because of the kindness of other visitors who know the answer and take the time to comments.

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Best regards

Peter (admin)

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Lladro lookalike firms
by: Jeremy Visick

The mark on your figure is for the firm Zaphir and is usually accompanied by the words 'handmade in Spain.' Zaphir ceased production in 1982. The brand was aquired by Lladro and Lladro continued to produce several of the Zaphir figures (occasionally altering the colours) and simply rebranded them with the Lladro mark. Other companies which which produced Lladro lookalike figures, often also available rebranded as Lladro figures, are Tang, Nadal and Nalda.

Lladro look alike figurine
by: MD

This figure was made by Zaphir. Lladro took over Zaphir in around 1982. It is understood that a lot of the moulds were broken up but the ones that survived were reissued under the Nao brand. Some are still being made today.

This one is called 'Waiting at the Dock' and is No. 678G in the Zaphir catalog.

look alike
by: mike

i also have a llardro look alike its of a girl with a boquay of flowers the bottom says rosano 3000 in ink

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