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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- Miami

Inspired by the Miami sunset on South beach, Hawaiian shirt fabrics worn by gangsters and the Art Deco buildings on Colins Avenue in there clashing colours. Let’s not forget the Surf and the Surfboard designs . Pink Flamingos, neon signs and the Pink Cadillac show Miami’s kitsch glamour that one loves so much. Designer: Craig Wheatley
$49.00

Sardine - New York

Inspired by New York graffiti, Liberty, the urban life of the big apple, jeans, the theaters on Broadway , baseball, Wall St. and the dollar. The vibrant lights and « bigger than life! » funk of the city give this sardine it’s flashy colors to stand out from the rest. This sardine is street, gritty, fashion, fast, fun and ready to party with all the colors and essence of a real New Yorker! Designer: Craig Wheatley
$49.00

Sardine - Venezia

Venice, masked and ready for the carnaval in the city of mystery, romance, music and drama. Inspired by renaissance frescos of the churches, Venetian textiles and lace, the canal streets and the mix of bold graphic signs this sardine glides though the water quicker than a gondola. Designer: Craig Wheatley
$49.00

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 - Bottom of the Sea

At the bottom of the sea there are white terrors,
Where plants are animals
And animals are flowers.
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
Designer: Maria Imaginário
$49.00

Sardine - Warm and Good

Inspired by the street vendors of the popular roasted chestnuts, this sardine, still sizzling, is made of tradition, filled with flavour and taste for what is ours. Designer: Rui Fazenda
$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 - Skinny Bones

In Festas de Lisboa, there is food and drink without limits, there are encounters around full tables, there is laughter and toasting, but by the end of the night, there is only silence, empty glasses and crack-bones on the floor. The sidewalk is adorned with remnants of the most beautiful night of Lisbon. Designer: Diogo Tavares
$49.00

Sardine - Dish of the Day

Written on a slate, hanging at the door of cafes and taverns of Lisbon as an open invitation, Dish of the Day whets the appetite of people passing by. And the menu today is a nice fresh sardine. Bon Appétit! Designer: Ana Carvalho
$49.00

Sardine- Cat

This is a cat that truly loves Lisbon sardines. He ate so many sardines that, inevitably, he became one of them. Designer: Elena Ospina
$55.00

Sardine - Constellation

The Constellation sardine
Has the soul of an artist
Has the guts
Optimistic Salero;
Boasting cheerful bright colours
Wandering across Lisbon
In love with such beautiful light
That echoes throughout the city Designer: José Serrano
$55.00

Sardine - Miserable

You miserable fishwife, you ate sardines in the morning and in the evening, you fell in love with a fisherman who was taken by the sea. Designer: Mariana a Miserável
$49.00