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Posted 5 years ago


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I fell in love with this badger as soon as I saw it. Well, maybe it's because I did like Mr. Badger at "The wind in the willows" :)

But from a designer's point of view I love the simple shape, the subtle changes of volume (you must hold it in your hands to appreciate it, no way i could show that in a picture)... and the way the colour patches are made. They remind me a lot of the work of the American illustrator Josh Brill (only Sargadelos style's comes from way further in time).

I cannot tell who designed it or when was it first produced. I think these animal figurines were first released in the 90s, but I could be wrong.

Sargadelos is a historic porcelain and ceramics factory founded in Galicia (North West of Spain) in 1806, but it was re-launched as a modern factory in the 1960s by the recently deceased Spanish designer Isaac Díaz Pardo. The factory has collaborated since them with artists (some of them great ones) and has a team of excellent designers.


  1. maryh1956 maryh1956, 5 years ago
    It is beautiful, I would never have guessed its origin, as it looks very Scandinavian!
    Love it!
  2. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    So cute! No wonder you fell in love with this line!
  3. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    Wait, isn't he the same as my otter?
  4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
    Yes, Amber, it is... take a look at the new picture :) don't they make a wonderful couple, no matter they won't be able to procreate? (after all they are made of clay! LOL)
  5. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Thoroughly delightful, captivating!!!
  6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
    Heeey, thanks everybody for the loves and comments!!! It really is a nice badger, isn't it? :)
  7. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
    Ooh i so love these guys, they're so cute:)
  8. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Thanks fran!
  9. Gracay2004 Gracay2004, 4 years ago
    Nice badger, what size is it?
  10. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Thanks Gracay! It's about 11 cm long (a little over 4"?)
  11. Gracay2004 Gracay2004, 4 years ago
    Thanks Austrohungaro, it's bigger than I thought. William

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