- 1.5" x 7.25" (HxL)
- Decorative use only
- Product type: Earthenware
- Made with high quality colors and decals
- Each sardine is wrapped in a original packaging to simulate a sheet of newspaper, in a throwback to the tradition of the sale of the fish in Lisbon, dating back to the XVIII century
“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?
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.