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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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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 - 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 - 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 - Electric 28

The sardine “Eléctrica 28” wanted to make the most charismatic route of Lisbon and convey the experiences of its inhabitants. But not only them, because nowadays there are more tourists than locals. From Estrela to Graça, including the Basílica da Estrela, the Chiado, the Sé, the viewpoints over the river Tagus and the Feira da Ladra, this sardine does not stop. It’s really electric! Designer: Ana Sofia Gonçalves
$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 - 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 - 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 - Swimmer

This sardine-swimming pool contains in itself the warmth and fun, so typical of the summer season and the festivities of St. Anthony. In the foreground, a voluptuous swimmer dives for refreshing moments. Designer: Cláudia Abrantes
$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 - Pack Lisbon Transports

Designer: Ana Sofia Gonçalves
$100.00

Sardine - Dance Step

If there is something that characterizes Lisbon Festivities, it is the bailaricos (popular dancing)! And why not add our sardine to the dance? But because the confusion is too great and stepping is a constant, it’s not simple dress for this occasion. It’s important to have the right footwear to dance! Designer: Ana.F.Borges
$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 - Paris 16h13

Rendez-vous in Paris, Pont des arts, 16h13, the wind blows gently… Designer:Rebecca Dautremer
$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 - 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 - Paris 16h24

Rendez-vous in Paris, Pont des arts, 16h24, the sky becomes overcast… Designer:Rebecca Dautremer
$49.00

Sardine - Paris 16h32

Rendez-vous in Paris, Pont des arts, 16h32, some raindrops… Designer:Rebecca Dautremer
$49.00

Sardine - Paris 16h46

Rendez-vous in Paris, Pont des arts, 16h46, it is raining but it is fine… Designer:Rebecca Dautremer
$49.00