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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.

Bilha - Flower Pot Secret

Figures in motion - Gabão Aveiro

Clam

The clam is a bivalve that includes many species. It has a shell that can vary from light gray to dark brown or display cream, brown or greyish hues, with striations and well-marked lines, presenting a characteristic lattice pattern. This mollusc lives on the sea bottom, near the coast, or on riverbeds and lagoons, buried in sand or mud. It feeds through filtration, with a diet of microalgae carried by currents, captured through a tubelike structure or siphon. It reproduces in summer.

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).

Cockle

The cockle is a filtering bivalve mollusc that lives buried at a depth of about 5 centimetres in sand or mud, where it feeds by filtering the phytoplankton from the water. When threatened, it can quickly burrow deeper by the retraction of the foot that keeps it anchored, which manoeuvre sometimes sallows cockles to escape predators. Cockles are very common and up to 10,000 animals per square meter can be found. Because of its high tolerance to low salinity environments, it is also frequently found in estuaries.

Blackbelly Rosefish

The blackbelly rosefish has a reddish back and pink and whitish hues in the belly. Its body is robust, with big, bulgy eyes and distinctive spines. It is found in the northeast Atlantic and in the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores, where it lives close to the seabed, from 200 to 1000 meters deep, often dwelling in marine wrecks. It is a solitary species that only gathers in summer, for reproduction. It feeds on fish and crustaceans during the day, with a period of inactivity at nighttime.

Crab

Crabs are crustaceans that can also survive out of water. Their flat bodies are covered by a hard shell that provides protection. They have long, thin legs that allow them to walk under water, swim and dig. The claws, used to attack and to catch prey, are their first pair of legs. The antennae have several functions, including as sensory organs, allowing them to find food. The protruding eyes can retreat inside the shell for added security. The crab is a nocturnal animal, which usually spends the day hidden between rocks and coral.

Horse Mackerel

The horse mackerel has an elongated, gray body with blue hues on the back and silver shades on the belly and sides. It lives in the northeast Atlantic, the Madeira Archipelago and the Mediterranean Sea, where it can be found from the surface to the bottom of the sea, in coastal areas between 100 to 200 meters deep. It forms large shoals that undertake substantive migrations, feeding on small fish, crustaceans and molluscs. It reproduces from December to April. Other names for the horse mackerel include scad, saurel and European horse mackerel.

Lusitanian Toadfish

The Lusitanian toadfish has a greenish-brown colour and feeds on crabs and small fish. It is a solitary animal that emits a variety of sounds and normally dwells on soft sand or mud or in crevices. It can live up to 10 years. Its body is deprived of scales and the eyes are located on the top of the head. The Lusitanian toadfish is a brackish water species, whose male specimens can grow to a length of 50 centimetres.

Jack Mackerel

The jack mackerel is quite common in the Atlantic Ocean and throughout the Mediterranean. This species is normally found in big shoals all along the Portuguese coast, at moderate depths, feeding on small crustaceans, fish and molluscs. The jack mackerel undertakes considerable migrations and reproduces between December and April.

Pounting Fish

Pouting fish live in the northeast Atlantic, from the south of Norway to Morocco, and in the Mediterranean Sea, in rocky or sandy areas, forming small schools. Juvenile pouting fish live closer to the shoreline and can enter estuaries. In spring, to reproduce, adults move closer to coastal areas. Pouting fish feed on crustaceans, molluscs and small fish and can grow to a maximum length of 45 centimetres.

Blackspot Seabream

The blackspot seabream has reddish hues and a black spot on the head. The inside of its mouth is peculiarly orange-red. It is found in the northeast Atlantic, where adults dwell close to the sea bottom, up to 700 meters deep. Young blackspot seabream live in schools closer to costal zones. It feeds on small fish, crustaceans and molluscs. The species reproduces during summer and fall.

Lobster

The lobster, with its characteristic antennae and claws, is a crustacean with a body that can reach up to 50 centimetres in length, covered by a thick prickly shell. It likes rocky areas and places with marine vegetation, as long as there are plenty of molluscs to feed on. During the day, lobsters hide in crevices or among algae. At night-time, they go out in search for food, returning to their shelter in the morning. When threatened, the lobster moves quickly by hunching its back, with the tail wide open, and keeping the legs and antennae facing forward. It dwells between 70 and 200 meters deep, normally moving closer to coastal areas during breeding season.

Mussel

The mussel is a bivalve mollusc with a black, oval shell, which allows it to attach to other organisms. It is found in the northeast Atlantic and the Portuguese coast, in estuaries and oceanic habitats, living in rocky intertidal areas, up to 10 meters deep. It attaches to rocks in large clumps by way of a structure called byssus, feeding of phytoplankton and other organic particles through filtration.

Red Porgy

Juvenile red porgy are usually found in shallow, sheltered areas, alter migrating to deeper waters. Adult red porgy mainly live between 50 and 150 meters deep. Fish of this species can however be found up to 250 meters deep. Red porgy gather in schools and the largest fish can weigh up to eight kilos. These specimens are only found far from the shore, in deeper waters.

Leaf Barnecle

The leaf barnacle occurs on rocky coasts in the intertidal zone, although it can also be found on deeper areas. It tends to occur in closely associated groups, forming clumps tightly attached to the rocks. This is their defence against stormy seas. Interestingly, the leaf barnacle develops faster where the sea is wilder. These crustaceans are resilient heroes, permanently exposed to the pounding of the waves at the foot of the cliffs. However, as they have little mobility, they are sometimes swept away by ocean currents.

Sea Bass

The sea bass has an elongated silvery gray body with blue hues. It dwells in the northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea, where young sea bass can be found in shoals near estuaries, due to this species easy adaptation to low-salinity waters. Adult sea bass dwell in waters up to 100 meters deep, living a more solitary life. This species feeds on fish, crustaceans and molluscs. It reproduces from January to April.

Large Tub Gurnard

The tub gurnard is a species that reproduces on Portuguese shores at considerable depths. It feeds on small molluscs, rustaceans and some fish species. It is orange-red in colour, with ridges and bony plaques on the head and along the back. The pectoral fins are very large, resembling wings. The tub gurnard prefers cold, deep waters, where it normally lives, weighing at most between eight and 10 kilos.

Small Tub Gurnard

Striped red Mullet

The striped red mullet is a small reddish fish. It can be found in the northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean, where it dwells at the bottom of the sea, up to 100 meters deep. This species forms shoals and feeds on crustaceans, small molluscs and fish. It reproduces from late winter to early summer. Juvenile striped red mullets live closer to the surface, only moving to deeper waters once they’ve matured into adulthood. Their two chin barbels contain chemosensory organs and are used to probe the sand for food.

Spider Crab

The spider crab has a rounded convex reddish or yellowish brown carapace with numerous small spines. It is often covered with algae and anemones, enabling it to blend with the surroundings. It is found in the northeast Atlantic, in the Archipelago of the Azores and the Mediterranean Sea, dwelling in sandy and rocky bottoms, in waters 10 to 150 meters deep. It feeds on what it can find at the bottom, including algae and small bivalves. It reproduces from May to July. Female spider crabs mate after moulting, becoming more vulnerable to predators, which is why males of the species form a protective barrier around them.

Edible Crab

The edible crab has a robust shell, wider than it is long, with a reddish-brown colour and two strong claws with black tips. It is found in the northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea, where it dwells in shallower waters for the first six months of its life. It then moves to deeper areas, up to 100 meters, including in lagoons and estuaries. The edible crab feeds essentially on crustaceans and bivalves, which it captures and kills by squeezing them with its claws. It reproduces during spring and summer, after females shed their shells. Female edible crabs carry up to 3 million eggs in their abdomen for six months, during which time they remains hidden under rocks or buried in holes they dig.

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.

Teapot Bather

Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro designs a collection of teapots: cabeça de Janota, chinês, toureiro espanhol, policia inglês, banhista etc. and changing the concept of a simple practical use, transforms them into truly art pieces with a sense of humour. 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.

Large Teapot Chinese

Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro designs a collection of teapots: cabeça de Janota, chinês, toureiro espanhol, policia inglês, banhista etc. and changing the concept of a simple utilitarian use, transforms them into truly art pieces with a sense of humour. 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.

Teapot Dandy

Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro designs a collection of teapots: cabeça de Janota, chinês, toureiro espanhol, policia inglês, banhista etc. and changing the concept of a simple practical use, transforms them into truly art pieces with a sense of humour. 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.

Small Teapot Bullfighter

Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro designs a collection of teapots: cabeça de Janota, chinês, toureiro espanhol, policia inglês, banhista etc. and changing the concept of a simple practical use, transforms them into truly art pieces with a sense of humour. 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.

Teapot British Policeman

Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro designs a collection of teapots: cabeça de Janota, chinês, toureiro espanhol, policia inglês, banhista etc. and changing the concept of a simple practical use, transforms them into truly art pieces with a sense of humour. 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.

Teapot Lady in Hat with Bee

Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro designs a collection of teapots: cabeça de Janota, chinês, toureiro espanhol, policia inglês, banhista etc. and changing the concept of a simple practical use, transforms them into truly art pieces with a sense of humour. 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.

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.

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.

Zé Povinho

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. Zé-povinho is part of the collection of the famous ceramic moving figurines created by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro.