Sardine virgínia - Bordallo Pinheiro

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    Bordallo Pinheiro Sardine virgínia
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Bordallo Pinheiro - Sardine virgínia

Sardinha virgínia - Bordallo Pinheiro

expected delivery 25 Jul - 29 Jul
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Bordallo Pinheiro


Virgínia was part of the daily life in the factory, in the lake in the garden, and Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro immortalized his sweet companion.
Now in the form of a Sardine, colourful, vibrant and showy.
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. 

A beautiful memory of the Master.

In addition, due to its modern and fun design and intense colors, it is an excellent decorative piece and also a very special gift.


The sardines are made with high quality colors and decals, which allows them to have a very strong, intense and beautifull 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 Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro

Sardine by Bordallo

It results from the collaboration between the Ceramic Factory in Caldas da Rainha (Fábrica de Faianças), founded in 1884 by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro and EGEAC.
The sardines produced in ceramic, created from the selected drawings of a vast existing heritage, joining in the original sardine from Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro.

Bordallo Pinheiro
Height: 3,5 cm
Width: 18,5 cm
Depth: 3,5 cm




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