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Bordallo Art

Copies of the vast legacy of Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro and his son, Manuel Gustavo Bordallo Pinheiro, until 1920, currently produced by the hands of the Factory’s craftsmen, using centuries-old techniques.

Swallow 6

In 1896, Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro registers the patent of its ceramic swallows probably realizing that it could become a true Portuguese symbol. He wasn’t wrong, the artist’s flights of swallows started inhabiting houses, in Portugal and in several countries where Portuguese people lived (easy to identify by the swallows).

Swallow 12

In 1896, Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro registers the patent of its ceramic swallows probably realizing that it could become a true Portuguese symbol. He wasn’t wrong, the artist’s flights of swallows started inhabiting houses, in Portugal and in several countries where Portuguese people lived (easy to identify by the swallows).

Swallow 20

In 1896, Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro registers the patent of its ceramic swallows probably realizing that it could become a true Portuguese symbol. He wasn’t wrong, the artist’s flights of swallows started inhabiting houses, in Portugal and in several countries where Portuguese people lived (easy to identify by the swallows).

Swallow 15,5

In 1896, Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro registers the patent of its ceramic swallows probably realizing that it could become a true Portuguese symbol. He wasn’t wrong, the artist’s flights of swallows started inhabiting houses, in Portugal and in several countries where Portuguese people lived (easy to identify by the swallows).

Tile Butterfly 13

Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro produces a remarkable production of blue tiles for the interior and exterior coating treated as decorative elements of great importance. Of the tiles with relief, either with patterns or figures, it is important to highlight the originality and quality of the glazes applied manually. The big butterfly tile is a representation of the naturalism by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, with an Art Nouveau inspiration, after the artist’s participation in the decoration of the Portugal Pavilion at the Paris Universal Exhibition, in 1889.

Tile Butterfly 19

Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro produces a remarkable production of blue tiles for the interior and exterior coating treated as decorative elements of great importance. Of the tiles with relief, either with patterns or figures, it is important to highlight the originality and quality of the glazes applied manually. The big butterfly tile is a representation of the naturalism by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, with an Art Nouveau inspiration, after the artist’s participation in the decoration of the Portugal Pavilion at the Paris Universal Exhibition, in 1889.

Tile Grasshopper 14,5

Tile Frogs with Waterlily 13

Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro produces a remarkable production of blue tiles for the interior and exterior coating treated as decorative elements of great importance. Of the tiles with relief, either with patterns or figures, it is important to highlight the originality and quality of the glazes applied manually. The blue tile of the big frog is a representation of naturalism and Art Nouveau by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro.

Tile Large Frogs 13

Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro produces a remarkable production of blue tiles for the interior and exterior coating treated as decorative elements of great importance. Of the tiles with relief, either with patterns or figures, it is important to highlight the originality and quality of the glazes applied manually. The blue tile of the big frog is a representation of naturalism and Art Nouveau by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro.

Box Butterflies

Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro produces a remarkable production of blue tiles for the interior and exterior coating treated as decorative elements of great importance. Of the tiles with relief, either with patterns or figures, it is important to highlight the originality and quality of the glazes applied manually. The small butterfly tile (C. 1905), a representation of the naturalism by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, with an Art Nouveau inspiration, after the artist’s participation in the decoration of the Portugal Pavilion at the Paris Universal Exhibition, in 1889, being most recently used as a box lid.

Box Centred Flower

Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro produces a remarkable production of blue tiles for the interior and exterior coating treated as decorative elements of great importance. Of the tiles with relief, either with patterns or figures, it is important to highlight the originality and quality of the glazes applied manually. This blue tile (1884 – 1905) is a representation of the naturalism by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, being most recently used as a box lid.

Box Grasshopper

Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro produces a remarkable production of blue tiles for the interior and exterior coating treated as decorative elements of great importance. Of the tiles with relief, either with patterns or figures, it is important to highlight the originality and quality of the glazes applied manually. This grasshopper tile is a representation of the naturalism by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, with an Art Nouveau inspiration, being most recently used as a box lid.

Box Large Frog

Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro produces a remarkable production of blue tiles for the interior and exterior coating treated as decorative elements of great importance. Of the tiles with relief, either with patterns or figures, it is important to highlight the originality and quality of the glazes applied manually. The blue tile of the big frog (1884 – 1905) is a representation of naturalism and Art Nouveau by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, being most recently used as a box lid.

Box Small Frog

Codfish

Codfish lives in the icy waters of the North Atlantic and the Arctic. For centuries, these waters were sailed mostly by Portuguese fishing boats, which came back home carrying tons of cod already cleaned and salted. Codfish is large and can reach an average of 1,2 meters in length and 40 kilos in weight. The species is very voracious, devouring everything that moves around them. Its diet is extremely varied, including marine organisms such as fish, squid, crustaceans and other molluscs. It lives in large shoals, sometimes formed by thousands of individuals.

Sheep Head

A piece by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, which is part of the wall animals’ head collection.

Fó Dog

A piece designed by Manuel Gustavo Bordallo Pinheiro, under oriental influence.

Vase Snails

A piece by Manuel Gustavo Bordallo Pinheiro, who continued his father’s, Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, work, using naturalist elements in a more stylized decoration.

Chestnut Tree Leaf

A giant wall leaf. This is a model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, witnessing the naturalist representation of the artist’s ceramic.

Nany from Caldas

The art of caricature has always been a presence in the work of Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, revealing the comic characters, be it popular, political or social.

Elegant

Figurine with movement The art of caricature has always been a presence in the work of Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, revealing the comic characters, be it popular, political or social.

Dandy with Tall Hat

Figurine with movement The art of caricature has always been a presence in the work of Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, revealing the comic characters, be it popular, political or social.

Priest

The art of caricature has always been a presence in the work of Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, revealing the comic characters, be it popular, political or social.

Civil Policeman

Figurine with movement. The art of caricature has always been a presence in the work of Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, revealing the comic characters, be it popular, political or social.

Secret Agent

The art of caricature has always been a presence in the work of Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, revealing the comic characters, be it popular, political or social.

Sacristan

The art of caricature has always been a presence in the work of Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, revealing the comic characters, be it popular, political or social.

Peasent wih Basket

Figurine with movement A piece by Manuel Gustavo Bordallo Pinheiro

Old Gossiper

Or Maria da Paciência, created by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro is the companion of Zé-povinho. A burlesque and caricature representation of a popular type of woman. The art of caricature has always been a presence in the work of Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, revealing the comic characters, be it popular, political or social.

Hissing Cat

Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro worshiped cats. He, in a comic strip in the newspaper "Antonio Maria", confesses to being "cat in a previous life". His cats were well known in his cartoons and in his ceramic pieces, maybe because cats are frequently scratching, an attitude very similar to his cartoons’ political satire.

Pitcher Duck

A zoomorphic shaped pitcher by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, with a naturalist painting.

Vase with Lizzard

A piece by Manuel Gustavo Bordallo Pinheiro, who continued his father’s, Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, work, using a lizard as a naturalist element in a more stylized decoration.

Pitcher Calla Lily

A model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro which establishes a pun between the name and the use given to the piece [in Portuguese the name of the object (jarro for vase) is the same as the flower (jarro for calla lily)], combining the practice use of the vase shaped as a calla lily.

Calabash with Lizard

A piece by Manuel Gustavo Bordallo Pinheiro, who continued his father’s, Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, work, using the expressive decoration of a lizard over a gourd vase.

Vase Dragonfly

A model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro with a decoration depicting a water pound, vegetation and dragonfly in relief. Hand painted with the original techniques, thus bearing the artistic production stamp of the Fábrica Bordalo Pinheiro.

Monkey Hanging on Rope

Model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, the monkey for suspending is part of the ceramic animal gallery created by the artist. Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro particularly enjoyed monkeys and he even had one in his cork bungalow within the Fábrica de Faianças das Caldas area.

Toothpick Dispenser Dunkey

A model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro. The toothpick holder with a double use decorative/utilitarian was an object very common during the 19th century. Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro designs a collection of animal toothpick holders with the naturalist characteristics of Bordallo’s ceramic.

Toothpick Dispenser Goat

A model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro. The toothpick holder with a double use decorative/utilitarian was an object very common during the 19th century. Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro designs a collection of animal toothpick holders with the naturalist characteristics of Bordallo’s ceramic.

Toothpick Dispenser Snail

A model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro. The toothpick holder with a double use decorative/utilitarian was an object very common during the 19th century. Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro designs a collection of animal toothpick holders with the naturalist characteristics of Bordallo’s ceramic.

Toothpick Dispenser Sheep

A model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro. The toothpick holder with a double use decorative/utilitarian was an object very common during the 19th century. Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro designs a collection of animal toothpick holders with the naturalist characteristics of Bordallo’s ceramic.

Toothpick Dispenser Chicken

A model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro. The toothpick holder with a double use decorative/utilitarian was an object very common during the 19th century. Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro designs a collection of animal toothpick holders with the naturalist characteristics of Bordallo’s ceramic.

Toothpick Dispenser Rooster

A model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro. The toothpick holder with a double use decorative/utilitarian was an object very common during the 19th century. Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro designs a collection of animal toothpick holders with the naturalist characteristics of Bordallo’s ceramic.

Toothpick Dispenser Turkey

A model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro. The toothpick holder with a double use decorative/utilitarian was an object very common during the 19th century. Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro designs a collection of animal toothpick holders with the naturalist characteristics of Bordallo’s ceramic.

Toothpick Dispenser Turkey (Hen)

A model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro. The toothpick holder with a double use decorative/utilitarian was an object very common during the 19th century. Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro designs a collection of animal toothpick holders with the naturalist characteristics of Bordallo’s ceramic.

Toothpick Dispenser Sow

A model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro. The toothpick holder with a double use decorative/utilitarian was an object very common during the 19th century. Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro designs a collection of animal toothpick holders with the naturalist characteristics of Bordallo’s ceramic.

Toothpick Dispenser Fox

A model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro. The toothpick holder with a double use decorative/utilitarian was an object very common during the 19th century. Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro designs a collection of animal toothpick holders with the naturalist characteristics of Bordallo’s ceramic.

Toothpick Dispenser Bull with Forcado

A model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro. The toothpick holder with a double use decorative/utilitarian was an object very common during the 19th century. Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro designs a collection of animal toothpick holders with the naturalist characteristics of Bordallo’s ceramic.

Toothpick Dispenser Deer

A model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro. The toothpick holder with a double use decorative/utilitarian was an object very common during the 19th century. Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro designs a collection of animal toothpick holders with the naturalist characteristics of Bordallo’s ceramic.

Chacepot Ducks

A piece by Manuel Gustavo Bordallo Pinheiro, who continued his father’s, Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, work, using naturalist elements in a more stylized decoration.

Plate with Swallows in the Nest

In 1896, Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro registers the patent of its ceramic swallows probably realizing that it could become a true Portuguese symbol. The plate with the swallows on the nest expresses Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro’s affection for this animal.

Large Plate 40 with Chestnuts

A model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro. A wall plate representing a chestnut tree branch, using the moss painting technique in the chestnuts cupules, and the drained painting technique on the plate

Large Plate 40 with Fruits

A model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro A plate with different types of fruit on a naturalist painting with glaze.

Large Plate 40 with Game Animals

Cachepot Frogs

A model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, the frogs’ dance witnesses the artist’s sense of humour, and is considered a naturalist symbol of the ceramic production, using the centennial techniques of the artistic legacy of the Bordallo’s ceramic.

Large Vase Two Frogs

Smaller replica of a large vase of the Manuel Gustavo C. factory, 1916, using two frogs as decoration in the vase belly.

Medium Vase Two Frogs

Smaller replica of a large vase of the Manuel Gustavo C. factory, 1916, using two frogs as decoration in the vase belly.

Small Vase Two Frogs

Smaller replica of a large vase of the Manuel Gustavo C. factory, 1916, using two frogs as decoration in the vase belly.

Frog Dance Pot

Large Frog Laying Down

Model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, the big frog for suspending is part of the ceramic animal gallery created by the artist. Later it was also used to decorate giant vases and fountains.

Sardine - Sardine Natural

The sardine, with its silvery blue and black hues, darker on the back and lighter on the sides and belly, is found in the northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea, where it dwells on coastal areas, between 25 and 100 meters deep. It undertakes migrations in large shoals that protect fish from predators during the day, in deeper waters, and move at night-time to shallower waters to feed on algae and small crustaceans. It reproduces from October to April, a time when sardines are leaner and not so tasty. The sardine is the most popular fish in summer festivals and fairs in Portugal, as well as the main species used in the Portuguese canning industry.

Medium Toma

Zé-povinho is an excellent creation by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro. Born in a satire newspaper, "A Lanterna Mágica", in 1875, it is the symbol of modest Portuguese people, who pay everything laughing at everything, naive, sensitive and suspicious, answering all those who oppressed him, with the well-known arm gesture (manguito) as a sign of resistance. Zé-povinho is afterwards produced in ceramic and is part of the famous moving figurines collection created by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro.