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Extra Large Ceramic Swallow

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Ceramic swallow, in extra large size (20,5 x 13,5 cm.), from the original moulds by Bordalo Pinheiro. A Vida Portuguesa proudly presents these beautiful black birds, available both on their own (in four differentsizes: small, medium, large and extra large) or in a special box.

In 1891, Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro shaped some ceramic swallows that continue hanging from the ceiling of Tabacaria Mónaco, in the Rossio square inLisbon. Getting carried away, he used them on plates, tiles and other decorative pieces. The image of this beautiful and joyful bird, known to bebrave and faithful, touched the Portuguese heart and, throughout the 20thcentury, was adapted by handcrafts and used in façades, balconies and domesticinteriors throughout the country.

Measurements: 20,5 x 13,5 cm.
Weight: 240 g.