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Bordallo Art

Copies of the vast legacy of Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro and his son, Manuel Gustavo Bordallo Pinheiro, until 1920, currently produced by the hands of the Factory’s craftsmen, using centuries-old techniques.

Fish and Shellfish - Jack Mackerel

The jack mackerel is quite common in the Atlantic Ocean and throughout the Mediterranean. This species is normally found in big shoals all along the Portuguese coast, at moderate depths, feeding on small crustaceans, fish and molluscs. The jack mackerel undertakes considerable migrations and reproduces between December and April.
$120.00

Fish and Shellfish - Leaf Barnecle

The leaf barnacle occurs on rocky coasts in the intertidal zone, although it can also be found on deeper areas. It tends to occur in closely associated groups, forming clumps tightly attached to the rocks. This is their defence against stormy seas. Interestingly, the leaf barnacle develops faster where the sea is wilder. These crustaceans are resilient heroes, permanently exposed to the pounding of the waves at the foot of the cliffs. However, as they have little mobility, they are sometimes swept away by ocean currents.
$39.00

Fish and Shellfish - Sea Bass

The sea bass has an elongated silvery gray body with blue hues. It dwells in the northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea, where young sea bass can be found in shoals near estuaries, due to this species easy adaptation to low-salinity waters. Adult sea bass dwell in waters up to 100 meters deep, living a more solitary life. This species feeds on fish, crustaceans and molluscs. It reproduces from January to April.
$110.00

Fish and Shellfish - Large Tub Gurnard

The tub gurnard is a species that reproduces on Portuguese shores at considerable depths. It feeds on small molluscs, rustaceans and some fish species. It is orange-red in colour, with ridges and bony plaques on the head and along the back. The pectoral fins are very large, resembling wings. The tub gurnard prefers cold, deep waters, where it normally lives, weighing at most between eight and 10 kilos.
$365.00

Fish and Shellfish - Spider Crab

The spider crab has a rounded convex reddish or yellowish brown carapace with numerous small spines. It is often covered with algae and anemones, enabling it to blend with the surroundings. It is found in the northeast Atlantic, in the Archipelago of the Azores and the Mediterranean Sea, dwelling in sandy and rocky bottoms, in waters 10 to 150 meters deep. It feeds on what it can find at the bottom, including algae and small bivalves. It reproduces from May to July. Female spider crabs mate after moulting, becoming more vulnerable to predators, which is why males of the species form a protective barrier around them.
$285.00

Fish and Shellfish - Edible Crab

The edible crab has a robust shell, wider than it is long, with a reddish-brown colour and two strong claws with black tips. It is found in the northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea, where it dwells in shallower waters for the first six months of its life. It then moves to deeper areas, up to 100 meters, including in lagoons and estuaries. The edible crab feeds essentially on crustaceans and bivalves, which it captures and kills by squeezing them with its claws. It reproduces during spring and summer, after females shed their shells. Female edible crabs carry up to 3 million eggs in their abdomen for six months, during which time they remains hidden under rocks or buried in holes they dig.
$425.00

Swallow - Swallow of Diversity

We know as well as anyone the importance of acceptance and inclusiveness. So openness to others means to reflect our experience and authenticity. Races, languages, creeds, sexual orientations and gender identities make up our culture. And to represent it, as well as our curious and friendly character, the Andorinha da Diversidade [Swallow of Diversity] was born, inspired by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro's original model (and spirit!). Make way because she is here to stay.
$75.00

Frogs - Large Vase Two Frogs

Smaller replica of a large vase of the Manuel Gustavo C. factory, 1916, using two frogs as decoration in the vase belly.
$450.00

Frogs - Medium Vase Two Frogs

Smaller replica of a large vase of the Manuel Gustavo C. factory, 1916, using two frogs as decoration in the vase belly.
$185.00

Frogs - Small Vase Two Frogs

Smaller replica of a large vase of the Manuel Gustavo C. factory, 1916, using two frogs as decoration in the vase belly.
$110.00

Pitchers - Vase with Lizzard

A piece by Manuel Gustavo Bordallo Pinheiro, who continued his father’s, Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, work, using a lizard as a naturalist element in a more stylized decoration.
$195.00

Pitchers - Pitcher Calla Lily

A model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro which establishes a pun between the name and the use given to the piece [in Portuguese the name of the object (jarro for vase) is the same as the flower (jarro for calla lily)], combining the practice use of the vase shaped as a calla lily.
$795.00