- 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
Virgínia lived happily, practicing taking bigger and bigger jumps in the lake of the factory’s garden. Sometimes she ventured to the giant lake in the nearby D. Carlos I Park. The Master liked the sound of her croaking so much that he identified her as the character from Aesop’s fable. He identified her companion, Paulo, and materialized them in ceramics in a giant sculptural group.
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.