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A Alfacinha dos Caracóis I Olive plate


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"A Alfacinha dos Caracóis", literally "snail leaf" is a plate in fine enamelled stoneware, entirely handmade. It perpetuates the tradition of reproducing plant elements through the technique of direct molding.

The plate is varnish coated and handpainted with two shades of green and decorated with a snail complemented with two toothpicks from the Portuguese brand Campeões. This lettuce leaf has been specially designed to serve olives.

This piece comes with a tale named "A Alfacinha dos Caracóis", translated into Portuguese, English and French. It relates the origin of the word "Alfacinhas" and tells the story of a young woman selling curly lettuce who saved the city of Lisbon from being besieged.

  Why I love it

  • Typically Portuguese, this plate renews the style of Portuguese plant-based decorated dishes.
  • Carefully handcrafted but extremely resistant, this plate is compatible with everyday life.
  • More than an object, it is a whole universe that is presented here, drawing on literary talent, the history of Portugal and traditional craftsmanship.


Product information 

  • Size : 18x15x5cm
  • Dishwasher and microwave compatible.

Designers : Rute Rosa & Sérgio Vieira

Rute Rosa & Sérgio Vieira

The Laboratory of Stories (Laboratorio d'estorias) is an experimental design space that draws inspiration from Portuguese history and popular culture to reinvent traditional objects by preserving a technique of handmaking ceramics, specific to the Caldas da Rainha region and endangered.
The Laboratory of Stories (Laboratorio d'estorias) is a joint creation of Rute Rosa and Sérgio Vieira, both from the ESAD of Caldas da Rainha (Escola Superior de Artes e Design). This experience arose from the desire to tell stories through objects. These two artists combine Rute Rosa's passion for ceramics with Sérgio Vieira's innate talent for developing author projects based on experimentation and innovation.
Interested in the work of Rute Rosa and Sérgio Vieira? Discover the entire collection of the Laboratorio d'Estorias.Traditional product from Portugal

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