Portuguese symbols, applied by skilled craftsmen to the O CÉU furniture collection.
GALO DE BARCELOS
The „Galo“ is one of the most famous emblems of Portugal. It’s based on a tale from the 17th century, that tells the story of a dead rooster’s miraculous intervention in proving the innocence of a man, who had been falsely accused and sentenced to death.
The swallow is one of the most common birds in Portugal, heralding good weather when arriving in spring. In 1891, Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro moulded some clay swallows with a hand painted finish. Soon it was a quite popular symbol, covering dishes, tiles and interiors. This decorative object became an absolute icon of Portugal.
There are many fairytales about Sardines in Portuguese history. They symbolise good luck in life, love and fortune. Beside that, it’s one of the most famous national dishes.