Sardine on the day it ceases to exist - Bordallo Pinheiro

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On the day it ceases to exist, how will it be?
Some obstacles to what is a typical Portuguese snack.

We are a people of customs, habits and traditions: we are a fishing people and we love our sardines.

Sardine on the day it ceases to exist: and the tears of the people...

"This work presented a twofold challenge to me. On one hand, the various technical questions inherent to industrial production, far removed from the work involved in a single piece created in the studio. On the other hand, with regard to the aesthetic concept, the obligation arose to directly reference the immense work of Raphael. Thus, "No dia em que ela lhe faltar” (on the day it ceases to exist) is a journey into the world of Bordallo that speaks to us of the genuine national drama of the scarcity of sardines, which brings this coastal nation to tears."


The sardines are made with high quality colors and decals, which allows them to have a very strong, intense and beautiful glow and color.
All the decorating process in each sardine is manual. The decoration is performed by decal process, which takes on average 10 minutes, producing only a few per day.

Each Bordallian sardine is wrapped in a original packaging to simulate a sheet of newspaper, in a throwback to the tradition of the sale of this fish in Lisbon, dating back to the XVIII century, between typical selling sayings, from the fishmongers.

design  Jorge Pé-Curto

Sardines by Bordallo

Results from the collaboration between the factory of Faience of Caldas da Rainha, founded in 1884 by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro and EGEAC.
The sardines produced in stoneware, created from the selected drawings from the vast estate, and which joined Samson Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro's original.

Bordallo Pinheiro
Height: 3.5 cm
Width: 18.5 cm
Depth: 3.5 cm



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