- 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
Sardines are fish who are small in size and only have a boneless dorsal fin... they don't have a beard like this! And they generally don't have a stupid expression, and everyone wants to eat them, unlike Raminhos. And if the sardine feeds our body, smiling feeds our soul...
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.
Designer António Raminhos:
António was born in 1980, to the despair of his parents. Professionally, he started badly, aspiring to poverty, as a journalist. When he became unemployed, he decided to try out comedy. He climbed onto a stage in 2006 and, who knows why, people liked it. Since then, he never stopped trying to be funny in stories, on the radio, on the Internet, and on TV.