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Candleholder – Dorsoduro 1

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This candle holder, made of oak reclaimed from Venice’s iconic bricole, can hold both a standard candle or incense.
They can be purchased individually, packaged in a “bread bag” or in deluxe packaged sets of 2 or 4. The name of this object is the address of the basilica of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice, built in gratitude for the city’s deliverance from the plague which, from 1630 to 1631, decimated the Venetian population.

L 100 x H 50 mm

Pier oak

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4 days estimated delivery time

47 in stock (can be backordered)

  
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The basilica of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice is a superb expression of Venetian baroque architecture, octagonal in shape to bring to mind the number 8, symbol of salvation and hope. The dome’s shape makes symbolic reference to the Virgin’s crown.
Every year, on November 21st, the Feast of the Presentation of the Virgin, known as the Festa della Madonna della Salute, is celebrated; the Venetians cross a temporary floating bridge, which is fixed to poles, connecting the church of San Marco (St. Mark’s) to the basilica.
Throughout the day a continuous influx of the faithful from all over the world gathers at the basilica to pray and light a candle, creating a unique, evocative and solemn atmosphere

It’s interesting to recall, above all in this challenging moment that we are all living through, that Venice was the first place in the world to impose a quarantine, isolating people and merchandise on an island at the entrance to the Venetian Lagoon, a “Lazzaretto” aimed at preventing contagion and protecting the city from the ravages of the black plague which struck, for the first time, between 1347 and 1359, eradicating almost 30 per cent of the population in Europe and Asia.

Dorsoduro 1

Designed by Marco Zito

Marco Zito
Weight 0.085 kg
Dimensions 10 × 5 × 3 cm
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