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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 - 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 - Coimbra

This Sardine in his black gown likes to work and play hard. She is defiantly top of his class! When he is not studying and collecting the colourful university ribbons she likes nothing better than play Fado de Coimbra with his “Guitar” late into the night. This sardine presents the youthfulness, energy and romance that is unique to this city. Designer: Craig Wheatley
$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 - Black Hole

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

Sardine - Cervantina

Tribute to the novelist, poet and dramatist Miguel de Cervantes y Sardina (1547- 1616), the greatest writer of the Spanish language, author of Dom Quixote. Javier Carbajo e Sara Rojo
$55.00

Sardine - … And, OLÉ!

The sardine from Seville tastes like hazelnuts; the sardine from Andalusia tastes like hake; Galician sardine is not to eat, even in Norway; the Catalan sardine wants to dance the sardana; the sardine from Extremadura tastes like wood; the sardine from Madrid is worse than Extremadura… Therefore, Spanish sardines, when they arrived in Lisbon, wish to change nationality. And, “Olé”! Designer: Kap (Jaume Capdevila)
$49.00

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 - Deep Love

I always loved stories and characters related to the sea. This sardine talks about Triton, the curious fishes and a book of mermaids. Stories about the sea and about love, as deep as the sea. Designer: Marilena Nardi
$49.00

Sardine - On Party

During the Sardine Festivities in Portugal, everyone goes to the street, and in every corner there’s a music band while sardines are cooked. The entire neighbourhood is full of sounds, joy and smoke smelling of cooked fish. Some sardines also want to celebrate, drink a glass of wine from the Alentejo Region and dance, no matter what will be their final destiny. Designer: Marlena Pohle
$49.00

Sardine - Conquerors (…Everyday)

This is a reference to the ships and passengers that every day cross the Tagus from Lisbon to Barreiro for example. They are the truly conquerors of everyday! Designer: Martin Jarrie
$49.00

Sardine - Fish's Art

Art is everywhere. Designer: Omar alberto Figueiroa Turcios
$55.00

Sardine - Barcela

It’s a tribute to the famous myth of the Barcelos rooster that saved a Galician and became part of the folklore and symbolic culture of Portugal. For the artist, since her childhood these colors and this myth in particular intensely refer to the Lusitanian aesthetics. Designer:Raquel Krügel
$55.00