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Recorder BRICCOLA – The magnetic Notebook


The Perpetua Recorder Pieces of Venice magnetic notebook is a product of design, innovation and sustainability. Its cover, made of oak wood from the briccole of Venice, together with the Perpetua’s eco-friendly pencil included in the package, make it a unique, high-quality product for everyone.

With 160 sheets of recycled paper and a steel band that attracts the pencil, it is perfect for writing, drawing and dreaming. Thanks to the magnet, it is easy to take anywhere. By purchasing it, you get a high-quality product and you also protect both the environment and the culture of Venice.

The recorder is available in 2 versions :

▪️ with the cover laser engraved with “briccole” and a seagull

▪️ with the neutral cover, engraved with the name on the back only


Briccola oak and recycled paper + Perpetua magnetic pencil BRONZE

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4 days estimated delivery time



This Piece of Venice is dedicated to Venetian Briccole … Alberto Toso Fei writes about them:

” Together with the rare dry lands, rich in salt and flowered samphires, they sign – even if secluded and, by their very nature, almost aloof – the landscape of the lagoon: these are the briccole, the long poles of oak or larch (less frequently of acacia or chestnut) intended to mark navigable channels. Usually formed by three poles attached to each other, when there are five poles, they mark the beginning of a navigable channel and are called “dame”. If there is only one pole, it is called “palina”. “Briccole” guide boats by acting as silent and elegant guardians to the waters of the lagoon.

Suspended between deep water and shallow water, they sometimes display signposts, or are equipped with lampposts. Some of them, however, are special because they house small treasures of popular believes and faith on their tops: the “capitelli,” as votive shrines are called in Venice. On one, in particular – situated on the waters in front of the island of Sant’Erasmo – there is a beautiful story, concerning a famous Madonnina: the one painted in 1897 by Dalmatian painter Roberto Ferruzzi, who won the Venice Biennale with that painting; a young woman wrapped in a blue cloak holding the sleeping Child on her lap.

It was performed in Luvigliano, in the Colli Euganei, near Padua. The model was Angelina Cian, an 11-year-old girl holding her brother Giovanni, who was only a few months old. Missing during World War II, there are countless reproductions of the painting, which have been created by two famous brother photographers, the Alinari. They have made the painting famous all over the world. Well, having moved to Venice for work, Angelina married Antonio Bovo and followed him to America, in 1906, settling in Oakland, California. She had ten children, but an unhappy fate: after her husband’s sudden death in 1929, she ended up committed to an asylum where she died in 1972, without anyone being able to suspect that she had been the inspirational model for one of the world’s best-known paintings.

It fell to one of her daughters, Mary, to discover the truth in 1984. Having become a nun, “sister” Angela Maria Bovo had spent her childhood in an orphanage and only in old age she decided to travel to Italy in search of her relatives. In Venice she found two aunts in their eighties, sisters of Angelina. It was them, who showed her the portrait of her mother as a young woman. It was the image of Ferruzzi’s Madonnina. The Madonna best known throughout the world was none other than the face of her real mother.”

Weight 0.085 kg
Dimensions 10 × 5 × 3 cm

Copertina con grafica briccole, Copertina senza grafica briccole

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