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Sardines

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, and EGEAC/Municipality of Lisbon.

The original Bordallo Pinheiro’s Sardine, due to its classic three-dimensional nature, became the ideal support for receiving the creative work that the “Festas de Lisboa/EGEAC” (Lisbon Festivities) have been developing since 2003, which granted the Sardine the status of icon of the city.

In 2015 the collection comprises 40 sardines: 25 from the EGEAC estate, 14 by Portuguese and foreign guest artists and the original one. One of them is a numbered edition of 75 examples! The composition of the Sardine by Bordallo Pinheiro is reviewed annually, with the introduction of new illustrations and the discontinuation of others.

Each year will thus be an unique opportunity to purchase some of these models.

Sardine - Amparo

Owner of the famous Fado house “Mas que grande lata a tua!”, the Amparo Sardine is a Fado singer, heart and soul. With a distinctive voice, she puts Fado in her life, her loves and her hatreds. Especially her loves... Amparo is known to have married 7 and a half times, always with significantly younger fish. Designer: Paulo Galindro
$55.00

Sardine - Espichel's Count

Being a bigwig of the Lisbon nobility of the 18th century, he has exquisite taste and language ticks, like “Oh la la!” or “Et, voilá!”, which he is always applying. He organizes the “Salon Musical et Littéraire”, receiving guests while reclined on a bed from the previous century, at the Chambre Bleu of his palace in Belém. Designer: Isabel Colher
$55.00

Sardinha - Mail

How long has it been since you last mailed a letter? This Sardine evokes the nostalgia of a gesture that we’re losing nowadays, while highlighting the importance of perpetuating our traditions. Designer: Ana Sofia Gonçalves
$55.00

Sardine - Emigrant

This Sardine was born from predominant topics in the news, such as the economic crisis and emigration. An analogy with airmail envelopes and messages that emigrants use to send to their families. The image on the back is from the transport network of Bordeaux, where I hoped that had the chance to stay and pursue my career. Designer: Ana Miranda
$49.00

Sardine - Lighthouse

Inspired by the numerous existing lighthouses along the Portuguese coast, this Sardine refers to the idea of travelling to a distant world, whether real or imaginary, as well as the eternal return home after its discovery. Designer: Ana Sofia Gonçalves
$55.00

Sardine - Heroes of the Air

The Sardine belongs to the PEOPLE.... As do the memories of our History. In 2012, the Sardine aged and told a story about a feat accomplished with the sails of the Cross of Christ, the Heroes of the Air. Sacadura Cabral and Gago Coutinho greatly contributed to the History of aviation when crossing the South Atlantic by air in 1922. Designer: Miguel Amaral
$55.00

Sardine - Santa Justa

It was just an anonymous and pale Sardine. It sought colour and participated in the “Festas de Lisboa” (Lisbon Festivities). As the event’s icon, it deserved a monumental illustration. So, I tried to create a symbiosis between the sardine and the Santa Justa Elevator. The Santa Justa Sardine, once anonymous and pale, now parades in colour and tradition. Designer: Frederico Lencastre
$55.00

Sardine - Tagus

The Tagus Sardine has the best view of Lisbon. From the river she sees the people, the roofs and the Castle; she sees the bridge and the boats, and the departures and returns that make the city live. She is a lucky Sardine – and, as Amália used to say, She has water, she knows how to swim / I wish I were a sardine. Designer: Sofia Fischer
$55.00

Sardine - Tenório

The Tenório Sardine is a true portent of the Portuguese guitar. Known in the most exclusive world of Fado for being a bon vivant, irresistibly seductive and a confessed lover of the nightlife and “escabeche” (pickle), Tenório oozes charm through all of his scales. And no gilt-head bream, mullet or ray can resist his charms. Designer: Paulo Galindro
$55.00

Sardine - Bride

A sassy Sardine Bride that celebrates and honours the Brides of Saint Anthony, the “Matchmaker Saint” of Lisbon popular tradition. Designer: Ana Gomes
$55.00

Sardine - Pack 2 Sardines Couple

Designers: Ana Gomes and Isabel Colher
$100.00

Sardine - Pack 2 Sardines Fado

Designer: Paulo Galindro
$100.00