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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 - Pack 2 Sardines Beautiful Codfish

Designer: Ana Sofia Gonçalves
$95.00

Sardine - Pack 2 Sardines Pedro & Inês

The forbidden love of crown prince Peter of Portugal and his lover Inês de Castro became eternalized in the history of Portugal. Quinta das Lágrimas, in Coimbra, and Alcobaça Monastery, where the pair were laid to rest in magnificent tombs, are still inspiring places. Peter and Inês are reborn, in love as always, during Lisbon’s festivals! Designer: Rebecca Dautremer
$95.00

Sardine - Pedro

The forbidden love of crown prince Peter of Portugal and his lover Inês de Castro became eternalized in the history of Portugal. Quinta das Lágrimas, in Coimbra, and Alcobaça Monastery, where the pair were laid to rest in magnificent tombs, are still inspiring places. Peter and Inês are reborn, in love as always, during Lisbon’s festivals! Designer: Rebecca Dautremer
$49.00

Sardine - Inês

The forbidden love of crown prince Peter of Portugal and his lover Inês de Castro became eternalized in the history of Portugal. Quinta das Lágrimas, in Coimbra, and Alcobaça Monastery, where the pair were laid to rest in magnificent tombs, are still inspiring places. Peter and Inês are reborn, in love as always, during Lisbon’s festivals! Designer:Rebecca Dautremer
$49.00

Sardine - Summer Night

The sardine of hot summer evenings, when the smell of grilled sardines fills the streets under the bright gaze of the city of Lisbon, and the sunset lends warm tones to the blue sky overhead. Designer: Pedro Almeida
$49.00

Sardine - Sardine Sour Cherry Liqueur

One day, in Lisbon, there was an old man preparing sour cherry liqueur in his kitchen. Then, a sardine entered a bottle of the homemade drink to eat a sour cherry. The glass changed shape and the bottle took the contours you can see. From that day on, the man decided to name his liquor in honor of the sardine and called it Ginjinha da Sardinha. Designer: Simone Dezaiacomo
$49.00

Sardine - Mediterranean

This sardine dwells in a sea of calm waters, but with troubled shores. Troubled between life and death, between dreams and nightmares. Designer: Silvano Mello
$49.00

Sardine - Unas South Bank

Comedian Rui Unas lives in the South Bank, across the river from Lisbon. Rumor says he experiences vertigo when approaching the bridge, and that you would have to carry him on a bier to make him set foot in the ferry to Lisbon. But he found a solution to the problem afflicting him. The statue of Christ the King gave him superpowers! Now he can use a Bordallo sardine and swim to Lisbon, or grow wings and fly there. Discover the video here:
$49.00

Sardine - Old Sardine

Inspired by an iconic brand that has been a household name in Portugal for decades, Old Sardine alludes to the scent of a freshly-shaven face. The colors, the caravel, the lettering... elements that navigate through affective memories that comfort the soul. Like the smell of sardines, this cologne became the distinctive mark of my Portuguese identity. Designer: Rita Costa Pereira
$49.00

Sardine - Household Festivity

In June Potugal fills with a celebration that invades local homes, lending music and joy to routine household chores, and it’s not uncommon to see people dancing to the sound of an irresistible hum. Designer: João Bonito
$49.00

Sardine - Doily

Wrapping the sardine in lace creates a strange beauty, which nevertheless has already been seen in the creations of a famous Portuguese artist. This sardine is also almost a metaphor for the natural beauty of Being, highlighted, or even overshadowed, by an artificial layer. Designer: David Mares
$49.00

Sardine - Jeans

This sardine was inspired by the following concept: if you had to dress sardines for the city’s festivals, what would they look like? The answer is this suggestion, in which jeans dominate (with the details of the pockets’ seams defining its physiognomy), over fun, striped socks evoking Chapitô performing arts school and its neighborhood feel. Designer: Daniel Rodrigues
$49.00

Sardine - The Wolf is Dead

Life should be lived like a fairy tale, with a rebellious spirit and without fear. In spite of these modern times, life still requires courage and inspiration from all the women who face abuse and harassment. These victories are represented by this Little Red Hood, striding confident, tattooed and fearless, after conquering and slashing her greatest enemy and ready to confront any “big bad wolves” that come her way. Designer: Andreia Pecchia
$49.00

Sardine - Green

The Green sardine is a field animal. Her massive bearing and haughty gestures impose the law of the strongest. She has a winner’s drive and always faces a fight full of self-confidence. She has a lion inside of her. Designer: André Letria
$49.00

Sardine - Blue

The Blue sardine kindles the desire for victory in your heart. Be it day or night, summer or winter, the Blue sardine turns myth into an eternal dream. Looks like a dragon. Designer: André Letria
$49.00

Sardine - Red

The Red sardine is a glorious one. Unique among many, it has an instinct for victory and always plays to win. She is the queen of the skies and flies like a eagle fueled by a mystique that never fades. Designer: André Letria
$49.00

Sardine - Very Typical Madonna

Madonna, always young, so girlie, the queen of pop, and always in Vogue. Global stardom was not enough for her, and that’s why now queen of Lisbon and of the smokiest sardines. Madonna is a top sardine, irreverent, sexy, sparkling, and she is now part of Portugal and what this country has to offer the world. Madonna or a good sardine – why not both in one? Designer: Ana Gomes
$49.00

Sardine - Goaaaal!

This sardine is a tribute to the Portuguese team that made us dream. That was the way we saw the World Cup! That was the way we wanted it to be! We all deserved it that way! Without bones and thorns from Uruguay... a path full of goals and joy! Next time it will be that way. Go Portugal, Go! Designer: Cláudia Abrantes
$49.00