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ABOUT THE CALDAS DA RAINHA COLLECTION
The heart of Portuguese ceramics. The city of Caldas da Rainha is considered the Portuguese capital of ceramics. It is in this small town in the centre of Portugal that Rafael Bordallo Pinheiro opened his workshop in the 19th century. Today, there are still many ceramic workshops here, producing magnificent pieces of crockery with methods that have remained traditional.
Floral-inspired tableware. Traditionally, Portuguese ceramists used to reproduce in ceramics the objects that surrounded them. The vegetable world and especially the vegetables from the vegetable garden are frequently reproduced and give rise to the famous cabbage leaf shaped plates but also to the magnificent tomato or pumpkin shaped soup tureens.
Animals, a source of inspiration. Roosters, ducks, fish, frogs, lizards, snails but also crabs or lobsters are also reproduced in ceramics and give rise to unique and sought-after decorative objects.
Surprisingly modern ceramics. These pieces of crockery, elaborated in the Portuguese tradition, are today re-discovered by designers and decorators and find their place on the most beautiful tables as a unique piece or as a complete service.