Cuca's Guitar Sardine - Bordallo Pinheiro

by Visit Lisboa Shop


Name: Cuca's Guitar

This sardine harks back to Fado. It has the simplicity and charm of Fado but, at the same time, the Portuguese character and tradition that aims to be simple but strong. The body of the guitar extends the length of the sardine, with the fan head ending in the tail fin. The grey background refers to the original color of the sardine. Sardines and Fado are side by side in the Festival of Saint Anthony in Lisbon.

with 35mm

Length 185mm

Height 35mm

Designer Cuca Roseta

Box and promotional flyer included

The Sardine collection by Bordallo Pinheiro results from a collaboration between the Earthenware Factory of Caldas da Rainha, founded in 1884 by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, EGEAC (Lisbon’s Cultural and Animation municipal entity). And Lisbon’s City Council.

The original Bordallo Pinheiro’s Sardine, designed in the XIX century, due to its classic three-dimensional nature, became the ideal support for receiving the creative work that EGEAC develops since 2003, within Lisbon’s Festivities, which transformed the sardine, iconic fish of Portuguese culture and gastronomy, an international icon of the city and of Summer celebrations of the Portuguese capital.