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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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Type of Piece: Fishes
Height: 25 mm

Sardine - Household Festivity

In June Potugal fills with a celebration that invades local homes, lending music and joy to routine household chores, and it’s not uncommon to see people dancing to the sound of an irresistible hum. Designer: João Bonito
$49.00

Sardine - Pedro

The forbidden love of crown prince Peter of Portugal and his lover Inês de Castro became eternalized in the history of Portugal. Quinta das Lágrimas, in Coimbra, and Alcobaça Monastery, where the pair were laid to rest in magnificent tombs, are still inspiring places. Peter and Inês are reborn, in love as always, during Lisbon’s festivals! Designer: Rebecca Dautremer
$55.00

Sardine - Sardine Sour Cherry Liqueur

One day, in Lisbon, there was an old man preparing sour cherry liqueur in his kitchen. Then, a sardine entered a bottle of the homemade drink to eat a sour cherry. The glass changed shape and the bottle took the contours you can see. From that day on, the man decided to name his liquor in honor of the sardine and called it Ginjinha da Sardinha. Designer: Simone Dezaiacomo
$49.00

Sardine - Nossa Srª de Fátima

We can call it a tribute to the Sanctuary of Fatima, which annually welcomes pilgrims from all over the world, on a pilgrimage to express their faith and belief in the place of the apparition of Our Lady to the three Shepherd children: Francisco, Jacinta and Lúcia. A holy sardine! Designer: Patrícia Pereira
$55.00

Sardine - Flock

The popular saying “He who laughs last, laughs best” was the starting point of this sardine. Sometimes the “last” one is the one who becomes the winner and ends up flying higher. “Bando” may go alone or in a group, but goes further for sure. Designer: Ana Catarina Pinto
$49.00

Sardine - Vader

“Vader” sardine would like to be a master of the force over the mind. Fan of one of the most charismatic characters of science fiction, whenever it can, it wears its disguise to fight against barbecues, sardine parties and other parties where it always ends up in corn bread... or on a plate! A sardine which wields the dark side of the force! Designer: Ana Gomes
$49.00

Sardine - The Wolf is Dead

Life should be lived like a fairy tale, with a rebellious spirit and without fear. In spite of these modern times, life still requires courage and inspiration from all the women who face abuse and harassment. These victories are represented by this Little Red Hood, striding confident, tattooed and fearless, after conquering and slashing her greatest enemy and ready to confront any “big bad wolves” that come her way. Designer: Andreia Pecchia
$55.00

Sardine - Economy

“A Galinha Choca da Economia” (The broody hen of Economics) was the cover of the magazine “A Paródia” in 1900, where Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro expressed his discontent towards the political life of the country and decided to caricature the different aspects of Portugal’s social and economic reality at that time …. Or is it nowadays? Designer: Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro
$49.00

Sardine - Cacilheira

The “Cacilheira” [Ferryboat] decided to recreate the connection between the two banks of the river Tagus. A whirlwind of going back and forth, on her trips to Trafaria to go to the beach, or in the daily rhythm to go to work between the port of Cacilhas and Cais do Sodré. That’s quite a river! Designer: Ana Sofia Gonçalves
$55.00

Sardine - I Love Summer

This is a tribute to the beautiful Portuguese coast that allows for such good sunbathing, but above all to the lovingly peculiar Portuguese people – who love to sunbathe and go to the beach taking along everything you can possibly think of, filling the sand with all colors! Designer: Sandra Sofia Santos
$55.00

Sardine - Everlasting Song

The sardine is always with us. Not only does it fulfil us, but it also presents us with the beautiful sounds of the sea and of the soul of Lisbon. What you can hear in the song of the sardines is endless. Let this magical music break free within you. Designer: Olga Shtonda
$49.00

Sardine - Farewell Lisbon

Tourists leaving Lisbon aboard cruise ships will pass the building of the Port of Lisbon. And this is the moment, when they see the city for the last time, basking in the late afternoon sun, that they understand the meaning of the word “saudade”. Designer: Alberto Faria
$49.00