Decorative Plates

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.

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Distinctive Characteristics: Hand Painted Complements

Decorative Plates - Plate with Swallows in the Nest

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.

Decorative Plates - Large Plate 40 with Chestnuts

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

Decorative Plates - Large Plate 40 with Fruits

A model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro A plate with different types of fruit on a naturalist painting with glaze.

Decorative Plates - Large Plate 40 with Game Animals