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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.

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Height: 25 mm

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
$55.00

Sardine - Pack Lisbon Transports

Designer: Ana Sofia Gonçalves
$100.00

Sardine - Loving Maria

Maria Amor represents Portuguese women throughout history: The wives of the fishermen who wait for their men the whole night long, the women waiting for their soldiers, the mothers, and saudade, who only those who love can feel. Designer: Marta Tex
$55.00

Sardine - Miss Castelinhos

Miss Castelinhos” is based on the film “A Canção de Lisboa” [The Song of Lisbon], from 1933, and its main character, Alice, played by Beatriz Costa. All the details (thimble, pins and embroidery) portray the occupation of the character, a seamstress from the Castelinhos Neighbourhood. A Miss Sardine. Designer: Lia Cardoso e Luiz Miguel Pedroso
$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
$55.00

Sardine - Sardinhobra

Created in the Faculty of Industrial Design, at a university in Brazil, the sardine fled and disguised herself with a lost skin, to cross the tropical forest, heading towards the sea. A sardine on the run, camouflaged. But what an unexpected look! Designer: Luíz Felipe Ziul
$49.00

Sardine - Chakallina the Tugatina

This sardine evokes a 3000-year-old ritual, celebrated today in various Central American countries. This celebration honors the memory of the locals’ ancestors. Colorfully adorned Skulls are its most expressive symbol. They represent death and rebirth. The turban emphasizes the relationship between cultures, and is a direct reference to Chakall. Designer: Chakall
$55.00

Sardine - Finance

“O Grande Cão da Finança” (the Big Dog of Finance) was on the cover of the magazine “A Paródia “, in 1900, and it caricatures the finances wearing the collar of the deficit. “No matter how many cakes they gave it; the damn dog won’t die!”. It is the result of the despair that Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro begins to feel in the face of political manipulation and opportunism, raising the awareness of the society at the time. Never goes out of style. Designer: Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro
$49.00

Sardine - Red Wine

Originating from the best grape varieties, the Red Wine sardine, Bordallo Pinheiro harvest, goes well with any dish in Portuguese cuisine. With a peculiar aroma, an exquisite flavor, distinctive textures and color, it should be served at room temperature. Designer: Ana Sofia Gonçalves
$55.00

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 - Freedom

It’s called “Freedom” because it was inspired by the Carnation Revolution. The character of Salgueiro Maia, emblematic character of the 25th of April, was used as the basis for representing this member of the armed forces. Red carnation Sardine, symbol of the peaceful revolution. Designer: Patrícia Cardoso
$49.00

Sardine - Mouraria's Door

Immersed in the diversity of cultures that have always inhabited the Lisbon quarter of Mouraria, one of the most traditional neighborhoods in the city, this sardine maintains its Portuguese identity with its tiles and bush basil pots, so typical of Lisbon. Designer: Ana Sofia Gonçalves
$55.00