- Decorative Piece
- Material: earthenware
- Dimensions: H35mm L185mm W35mm
- Colour: multicoloured
- Sardine design
The sardine collection by Bordallo Pinheiro results from a collaboration between the earthenware factory of Caldas da Rainha, EGEAC (Lisbon’s Cultural and Animation municipal entity) and Lisbon’s City Council. The original Bordallo Pinheiro sardine, designed in the XIX century, due to its classic three-dimensional nature, became the ideal support for receiving the creative work from EGEAC. Designed by Oupas! Design. Inspired by the love verses that the girls of the Minho region embriodered on handkerchiefs for their boyfriends, this sardine represents the promise of endless love. The sweetheart handkerchiefs are recognised by their strong colours, love symbols and spelling errors. It was a romantic allurement ritual where the sewing needles were the keyboard at that time.