Barcelos Ceramic Sardine
These hand painted ceramic sardines are a great symbol of Portugal's love for the sea as well as their affinity for this delicious fish. Each sardine is hand painted in the traditional Barcelos design.
NOTE: Because they are hand painted, some slight variations may occur in the final design.
- Hand painted.
- Matte finish.
- 12" Length x 4" Height
Product is hand made and imported from Portugal... and made with a little extra Portuguese love.
DESIGNS MAY VARY SLIGHTLY FOR CANADIAN ORDERS.
Brief History of the Galo De Barcelos: At a banquet given by a rich landowner in Barcelos, Portugal, a valuable piece of silver was stolen and one of guests was accused of the theft. The thief was tried by the court and was found guilty. In spite of the overwhelming evidence against him, he still protested his innocence. The magistrate granted the man a final chance to prove his case. Seeing a cock in a basket nearby he said, “If I am innocent, the cock will crow.” The cock crowed and the prisoner was allowed to go free.