The naturalistic point of view is considered as the most remarkable of Bordallo, due to his spontaneity, colour and communion with the local tradition, inspired by pottery and a variety of flora and fauna elements.

Frogs - Open-Mouth Frog


Frogs - Medium Frog 19x23


Tiles - Tile Frogs with Waterlily 13

Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro produces a remarkable production of blue tiles for the interior and exterior coating treated as decorative elements of great importance. Of the tiles with relief, either with patterns or figures, it is important to highlight the originality and quality of the glazes applied manually. The blue tile of the big frog is a representation of naturalism and Art Nouveau by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro.

Frogs - Miniature Frog 0,4


Frogs - Small Frog 13


Frogs - Small Frog Sitting Down 0,7


Frogs - Open-Legged Frog 10x12


Frogs - Open-Legged Frog 12x9


Toad - Large Toad 11


Toad - Miniature Toad 0,35


Toad - Small Toad 0,9


Frogs - Medium Frog 20x23


Frogs - Large Frog Laying Down

Model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, the big frog for suspending is part of the ceramic animal gallery created by the artist. Later it was also used to decorate giant vases and fountains.