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, EGEAC (Lisbon’s Cultural and Animation municipal entity). And Lisbon’s City Council.
The original Bordallo Pinheiro’s Sardine, designed in the XIX century, due to its classic three-dimensional nature, became the ideal support for receiving the creative work that EGEAC develops since 2003, within Lisbon’s Festivities, which transformed the sardine, iconic fish of Portuguese culture and gastronomy, an international icon of the city and of Summer celebrations of the Portuguese capital.
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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.
In the universe of sardines, there is always a cat as a black hole…
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.
Narciso, with no ceremonies, asks fire to an unwary street lamp. The latter did not spar, remains stiff and silent. What would be our imaginary without Pátio das Cantigas? It wouldn’t be the same, not to Lisbon neither for us.
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
During the Sardine Festivities in Portugal, everyone goes to the street, and in every corner there’s a music band while sardines are cooked.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Is the flavor that is in the mouth of everyone during the Festas de Lisboa and also pays homage to a traditional and beloved Portuguese product.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
The St. Anthony is synonymous with flooding in our most typical quarters and everything is done to keep the night lively and raise a little cash! A crate, a lot of ice, fresh beers and follow the party!