Calla lilies are part of the Bordallo Pinheiro’s heritage. With humour and with the correct dose of irreverence, the natural world is once again transported to the table under the shape of animals, fruit, flowers and plants.
Meanwhile the canine jug, with its distinctive muscular
structure, sagging skin, and different tonalities, reveals the
expression of a sweet, gentle dog that has great poise and
alertness but also a sense of fragility and affability.
The cat jug expresses a haughtiness and elegance of great
dimension, enriched by the diversity of tones and the pattern
of stripes that run throughout its body.
A zoomorphic shaped pitcher by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, with a naturalist painting.
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.
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.