In 1896, Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro registered the patent of his ceramic swallows, probably when realized that they could become a true Portuguese symbol. He was not mistaken, the artist’s flock of swallows began inhabiting the Portuguese homes, in the country as well as abroad
- Dimensions: 5" W x 6 1/9" L x 2" H
- About Bordallo Pinheiro:
Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, one of the most influential people of nineteenth century Portuguese culture, will forever be intimately associated with caricature and artistic ceramics. In 1884, Bordallo began his ceramics production at the Fábrica de Faianças, revealing pieces of great technical, artistic and creative quality.
Adopting a modern and entrepreneurial approach, Bordallo Pinheiro plays an essential role in the revitalization of Portuguese ceramics and of the artistic heritage of its factory.
Bordallo Pinheiro remains faithful to tradition through the use of ancestral manufacture techniques and the naturalistic motifs at the root of the brand. These decorative pieces continue to feed our collective imagination and to take the prestige of Portuguese culture and industry one step further.