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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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Sardine - Sardine Natural

The sardine, with its silvery blue and black hues, darker on the back and lighter on the sides and belly, is found in the northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea, where it dwells on coastal areas, between 25 and 100 meters deep. It undertakes migrations in large shoals that protect fish from predators during the day, in deeper waters, and move at night-time to shallower waters to feed on algae and small crustaceans. It reproduces from October to April, a time when sardines are leaner and not so tasty. The sardine is the most popular fish in summer festivals and fairs in Portugal, as well as the main species used in the Portuguese canning industry.
$49.00

Sardine - Pack Art

Designers: Arianne Amores and José Serrano
$95.00

Sardine - Pop Art

A sardine that reflects the contagious joy of the Popular Saints’ festivities, inspired by the work of Andy Warhol, who used bright and diverse colours to represent the impersonality of objects and celebrities, bringing art closer to everyday life. Portuguese tradition is pop too. Designer: Arianne Amores
$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- Cat

This is a cat that truly loves Lisbon sardines. He ate so many sardines that, inevitably, he became one of them. Designer: Elena Ospina
$49.00

Sardine - Venezia

Venice, masked and ready for the carnaval in the city of mystery, romance, music and drama. Inspired by renaissance frescos of the churches, Venetian textiles and lace, the canal streets and the mix of bold graphic signs this sardine glides though the water quicker than a gondola. Designer: Craig Wheatley
$49.00

Sardine- Miami

Inspired by the Miami sunset on South beach, Hawaiian shirt fabrics worn by gangsters and the Art Deco buildings on Colins Avenue in there clashing colours. Let’s not forget the Surf and the Surfboard designs . Pink Flamingos, neon signs and the Pink Cadillac show Miami’s kitsch glamour that one loves so much. Designer: Craig Wheatley
$49.00

Sardine - London

Fish and Chips wrapped in London newspapers, the Punk, the Bank Brokers Bowler hats, the underground and the skyline give grit, a street edge to this London Sardine. The contrast with the Queen, Traditional fabrics and cream tea’s served in London hotels, the Black Cab and embroidery details from the Pearly King and Queens costumes, help sum up the real essence of London life. Designer: Craig Wheatley
$49.00

Sardine - Paris 16h46

Rendez-vous in Paris, Pont des arts, 16h46, it is raining but it is fine… Designer:Rebecca Dautremer
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Sardine - Paris 16h32

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

Sardine - Paris 16h24

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

Sardine - Paris 16h13

Rendez-vous in Paris, Pont des arts, 16h13, the wind blows gently… Designer:Rebecca Dautremer
$49.00

Sardine - Amália

A gaze at such a Portuguese way of feeling. The true meaning of “saudade”, so well translated by the words and sounds in the voice of this artist, who belongs to us as much as the sardine. Ours and the world’s. And about her [as one fado says] “the walls will confess nothing”... Designer: Nuno Miguel Martins
$49.00

Sardine - Under the Sun

Can a sardine surf? It is so fresh and knows how to jump, to master the bottom turn, the off-the-lip and the float. It performs everything to get the perfect wave. But then the sea calms down and feels like resting. Our sardine loves to sunbathe! Designer: Tomás dos Reis
$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
$49.00

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
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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
$49.00

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