The Sardine collection by Bordallo Pinheiro results from a collaboration between the Earthenware Factory of Caldas da Rainha, founded in 1884 by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, EGEAC (Lisbon’s Cultural and Animation municipal entity). And Lisbon’s City Council.

The original Bordallo Pinheiro’s Sardine, designed in the XIX century, due to its classic three-dimensional nature, became the ideal support for receiving the creative work that EGEAC develops since 2003, within Lisbon’s Festivities, which transformed the sardine, iconic fish of Portuguese culture and gastronomy, an international icon of the city and of Summer celebrations of the Portuguese capital.


Sardine - Crossroad

A new phenomenon has taken place at Entroncamento, this time from the water world! A sardine was mysteriously seen running on the train tracks of this town of crossroads. Its origin is not yet known, but it is thought that its fantastic and ingenious appearance is due to the influence of the trains that it saw passing when bathing in the waters of the Tagus. They're out there... Designer: Ana Sofia Gonçalves

Sardine - Biba

The little blue one, so desirable, that one day swallows the fishing boat and the seagulls that hunt it. The sea, the wall of this blue fish. Designer: Ana Mesquita

Sardine - Chant

The most traditional streets of Lisbon are home to the typical songs of nostalgia, disaffection and destiny. From Alfama to Mouraria, from Madragoa to Graça, Fado is felt in the voice of professionals or amateurs, but always, always with the same Portuguese soul. This sardine also wanted to take the microphone, and be known as Camané. Designer: Camané

Sardine - Dream

It is difficult to think of Portugal without associating it with the sea. It is an extension of Portugal, of our existence and history. It is where everything begins and ends, but it also gives haven to tranquility and to imagining of the future which contrasts with the force of the ocean that embraces us, that motivates us to build bridges, to break the restlessness of the present and to look forward to the dawn. A beautiful tribute of Mariza. Designer: Mariza

Sardine - The first day of the end of confinement

The winning illustration of a Bordallo Pinheiro leisure campaign during the quarantine period has now been converted into a member of the “Sardine by Bordallo Pinheiro” family. All proceeds from its sale will revert to the SNS (Portuguese healthcare system), by purchasing the most essential equipment. A contribution from the brand to the well-being of all, in this difficult phase we are currently living through. Designer: Andreia Baltazar

Sardine - Pack Aéreo75

Designer: TAP

Sardine - Eco 2D

Sorry I had to be the one to break the news, but it was never the storks that brought babies home. Deal with it. Designer: Nilton

Sardine - Saudade

This one is for hard times. Crossing oceans in the form of affection. Even when all roads seem torturous. Find in it a long sigh of love! Designer: Rita Wainer

Sardine - Virgínia

Virgínia lived happily, practicing taking bigger and bigger jumps in the lake of the factory’s garden. Sometimes she ventured to the giant lake in the nearby D. Carlos I Park. The Master liked the sound of her croaking so much that he identified her as the character from Aesop’s fable. He identified her companion, Paulo, and materialized them in ceramics in a giant sculptural group. Designer: Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro

Sardine - Window

2020 - The year seen through the window. Designer: Toia Lemann

Sardine - Thaynara

Inspired by the graphic motifs that the Indians use on their bodies, blending with the wefts of the straw they produce. Designer: Chicô Gouvêa

Sardine - Clérigos

The Clérigos tower, the most beautiful and tallest bell tower, is one of the ex-libris of the city of Porto. From the top of its 75 meters, after an athletic climb of 225 steps, visitors can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view over the city. Designer: Ana Sofia Gonçalves