Also delicious in ceramics, this sardine created by the genius of Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, continues to be faithfully reproduced by the most famous factory of its kind in Portugal.
In 1891, Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro shaped some ceramic swallows that continue hanging from the ceiling of Tabacaria Mónaco, in the Rossio square in Lisbon. Getting carried away, he used them on plates, tiles and other decorative pieces. The image ofthis beautiful and joyful bird, known to be brave and faithful, touched the Portuguese heart and, throughout the 20th century, was adapted by handcraftsand used in façades, balconies and domestic interiors throughout the country.
Measurements: 20 x 5 cm.
Weight: 72 g.