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.

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Type of Piece: Fishes

Codfish - Codfish

Codfish lives in the icy waters of the North Atlantic and the Arctic. For centuries, these waters were sailed mostly by Portuguese fishing boats, which came back home carrying tons of cod already cleaned and salted. Codfish is large and can reach an average of 1,2 meters in length and 40 kilos in weight. The species is very voracious, devouring everything that moves around them. Its diet is extremely varied, including marine organisms such as fish, squid, crustaceans and other molluscs. It lives in large shoals, sometimes formed by thousands of individuals.

Sardine - Sardine Natural

The sardine, with its silvery blue and black hues, darker on the back and lighter on the sides and belly, is found in the northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea, where it dwells on coastal areas, between 25 and 100 meters deep. It undertakes migrations in large shoals that protect fish from predators during the day, in deeper waters, and move at night-time to shallower waters to feed on algae and small crustaceans. It reproduces from October to April, a time when sardines are leaner and not so tasty. The sardine is the most popular fish in summer festivals and fairs in Portugal, as well as the main species used in the Portuguese canning industry.