The decorative plates are modelled from what is natural and enhanced by the enamel’s glow, where a universe of fruit, animals and flowers transformed plates, tureens, vases and boxes of great creative value, exploring new aesthetic forms.
In 1896, Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro registers the patent of its ceramic swallows probably realizing that it could become a true Portuguese symbol.
The plate with the swallows on the nest expresses Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro’s affection for this animal.
A model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro.
A wall plate representing a chestnut tree branch, using the moss painting technique in the chestnuts cupules, and the drained painting technique on the plate
A model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro
A plate with different types of fruit on a naturalist painting with glaze.