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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 - Black Hole

In the universe of sardines, there is always a cat as a black hole… Designer: Elena Ospina
$55.00

Sardine - Rocket

The rocket is a current and futuristic attempt to venture into the unknown as the Portuguese ships. The boy is the embodiment of courage, curiosity and stories of the Portuguese explorers. Designer: Marcos Miller
$49.00

Sardine - Francisquinha

Nice Chiquita from Martinica/ dresses herself with a banana skin/ doesn’t wear a dress, doesn’t wear shorts/ winter is midsummer for her/ existentialist quite rightly/ Moves only as her heart commands. Designer: Cássio Loredano
$49.00

Sardine - Maria, a Nobody

Today, a sardine came to my window sill and asked me to tell a story about her ... and I did so. One of the magic things about image is that it allows us interpretative freedom. To discover various stories, inside someone’s story. This was my story, what’s yours?! Designer: Susana Lai
$55.00

Sardine - My Love

Inspired by the love verses that the girls of the Minho region embroidered on handkerchiefs for their boyfriends, this sardine represents the promise of endless love. The Sweetheart Handkerchiefs are recognised by their strong colours, love symbols and spelling errors. It was a romantic allurement ritual where the sewing needles were the keyboard at that time. Designer: Oupas! Design
$55.00

Sardine - Pack 2 Sardines Paris

Designer: Rebecca Dautremer
$95.00

Sardine - Paris 16h24

Rendez-vous in Paris, Pont des arts, 16h24, the sky becomes overcast… Designer:Rebecca Dautremer
$49.00

Sardine - Paris 16h32

Rendez-vous in Paris, Pont des arts, 16h32, some raindrops… Designer:Rebecca Dautremer
$49.00

Sardine - Paris 16h46

Rendez-vous in Paris, Pont des arts, 16h46, it is raining but it is fine… Designer:Rebecca Dautremer
$49.00

Sardine - Toothpaste

Is the flavor that is in the mouth of everyone during the Festas de Lisboa and also pays homage to a traditional and beloved Portuguese product. Designer: Roger Hespanhol
$55.00

Sardine - Porto

Avant-gardist and revolutionary the Porto sardine is a patchwork of landmarks contrasting from classical to modern, decorative to graphic, art nouveau to industrial. Azulejos (tiles), Ponte D. Luis, Barco rabble, the river Douro, multi-coloured houses, the hustle and bustle of the markets reflecting a fun cosmopolitan city that likes to move and shake with the times. Its own time! Designer: Craig Wheatley
$55.00

Sardine - Saint Anthony

Patron symbol of Lisbon, St. Anthony brings in the lap the Child Jesus and bless marriages. Offers to the city a traditional party without rival, in which joy is adorned with sweet basil and the greatest figure is His Highness Dona Sardinha. Designer: Ana Gil e António Caetanio
$55.00

Sardine - Super Zé

Zé Povinho is now a superhero. After having courageously faced the austerity policies, the interference of Troika and the corruption scandals, behold our Zé is still standing. Standing tall, he shows courage and perseverance and is ready to face all tempests with a sole purpose: to succeed. Super Zé, who is alive inside each one of us, resists, persists and never gives up. Designer: Ana Gomes
$49.00

Sardine - Purring

This sardine tells a story of love and greed among animals. The sardine usually ends up in the cat’s mouth, who in the end licks his paws in the sun. In this version, the cat seems to have been swallowed by the sardine, an inversion of the natural order of things. But when one looks more closely, one sees the natural order of things restored, one just has to pay attention to their expression. Designer: José Feitor
$49.00

Sardine - Pack 2 Sardines Cats

Designers: Elena Ospina and José Feitor
$95.00

Sardine - Pack 2 Sardines Paris 1

$59.00

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 - 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