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Incenseholder – Cannaregio 2233/A


An incense holder made of oak reclaimed from Venice’s iconic bricole in the shape of a boat: the Chiatta or barge.

Thanks to a little magnet, its “cabin” can be turned in two different directions in order to hold the incense stick in two different positions. This is the third example of a boat designed by Marco Zito, following the taxi and the vaporetto, and is part of the rich collection that will continue to be built over time.

The name of this object is that of a historic location, the seventeenth-century pharmacy Spezieria all’Ercole d’oro, at number 2233 A in the sestiere of Cannaregio.

L 260 x H 45/55 mm

Pier oak

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As soon as you walk in the Spezieria, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back in time, surrounded by majestic walnut furnishings and nineteenth-century jars. The pharmacy earned its fame at the end of the 1600s under the guidance of the renowned botanist Gian Girolamo Zanichelli who created the recipe for what was known as the piovano or “Santa Fosca” pill – an herbal purgative that was produced up until the 1970s.

It was so popular that the Serenissima had made counterfeiting it illegal.

Today in the Spezieria the ancient art of the “muschieri” – or “glove makers” – who were the first perfumers of Venice relives and you will find a line of Venetian perfumes and excellent incense.


Cannaregio 2233/A

Designed by Marco Zito

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