Bordallo Pinheiro (Portugal) 12.5" Round Serving Platter
In 1884 Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro began his ceramics production at the Fábrica de Faianças in Caldas, revealing pieces of great technical, artistic and creative quality, developing table centerpieces, vase busts, pitchers, plates, perfume bottles, vases and many more pieces.
At the factory, hundreds of ceramic models of unparalleled creativity were created, based on local traditions particularly Caldas’ pottery, adopting the fauna and flora as decorative inspiration. The ceramic production here became well known, especially for its artistic quality, both at a national and international level.
You can read more about Bordallo Pinheiro's history, here:
The Cabbage pattern, likely the most well-known and highly coveted by collectors, was introduced in the 1990s. Whilst originally produced in green, limited edition colours such as pink, honey gold and blue were produced in shorter runs and as such, are sought after today.
Model: 12.5" Round Serving Platter
Dimensions: 31.5cm (12.5") diameter
Condition: in *almost* excellent vintage condition; it does have a very fine hairline crack on the rim as per the pictures, otherwise no wear to mention. It even has its original Saywell Import sticker on the reverse side.