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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 - 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 - Royal Guard

Inspired by the famous British Royal Guards, represented by their majestic poses, their instruments and the exuberance of their uniforms. Despite being people, they have already become an attractive tourist spot, likes monuments in the city centre. Designer: Ana Sofia Gonçalves
$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 - Pack 2 Sardines Paris 1

$59.00

Sardine - Pack 2 Sardines Cats

Designers: Elena Ospina and José Feitor
$95.00

Sardine - Adamastor

Adamastor is a symbol of the fearless way the Portuguese people face the unknown and difficulties. Designer: Alberto Faria
$49.00

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 - Bartina

Bartina is a surfer sardine that dreams of swimming in the warm waters of Mexico. It has fire in its soul but is also very aware of the fragility of life. It’s a Portuguese sardine, but with “salero”. Designer: Ana Lisa Luças
$55.00

Sardine - Window of Alfama

This sardine conveys the festive spirit of a typical Lisbon quarter. Is a window of Alfama full of life, adorned with precept, ready to receive Lisbon festivities, the city’s most colorful nights. Designer: Ana Sofia Gonçalves
$55.00

Sardine - Surprise

Portugal receives the sardine directly from the sea. In many parts of the world we’ve known them by opening the can and finding, as a graphite pencil box, an ordered queue of sardines… I had always the feeling that if I opened a sardine, I would find something else inside. Designer: Boligán Corbo
$49.00

Sardine - Biolinda

BIO, from high sea LINDA [Beautiful], from fresh and healthy This is BIOLINDA Designer: António Antunes
$49.00

Sardine - Coffee Shop Esplanade

I asked for an expresso at the esplanade / a glass of water and nothing else / the expresso was quickly done / but what about the glass with the water? /why it didn’t come? Designer: António Segurado
$49.00