Sardine - Open in Case of Party
It’s a Portuguese sardine, of course! When opening a can, one can hear: “Look at these sardines, so fresh!” One also hears the fado song! And inside, as if it were a cacilheiro ferryboat, is a snack sprinkled with olive oil. There are also memories of Lisbon, the festivities, the streets, the houses, the grilled sardines, the wine, and the crowd, looking like it’s canned!
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, and EGEAC/ Municipality of Lisbon.
The original Bordallo Pinheiro’s Sardine, due to its classic three-dimensional nature, became the ideal support for receiving the creative work that the “Festas de Lisboa/EGEAC” (Lisbon Festivities) have been developing since 2003, which granted the Sardine the status of icon of the city.
The collection of the Sardine by Bordallo Pinheiro is reviewed annually, with the introduction of new illustrations and the discontinuation of others. Each year will thus be an unique opportunity to add to the collection.