The Pitchers collection is part of the Bordallo Pinheiro’s heritage. With humour and with a certain dose of irreverence, the natural world is once again transported to the table in the shape of animals, fruit, flowers and plants.
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.
Meanwhile the canine jug, with its distinctive muscular
structure, sagging skin, and different tonalities, reveals the
expression of a sweet, gentle dog that has great poise and
alertness but also a sense of fragility and affability.
The cat jug expresses a haughtiness and elegance of great
dimension, enriched by the diversity of tones and the pattern
of stripes that run throughout its body.
A zoomorphic shaped pitcher by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, with a naturalist painting.
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.