Pocket emptier Pulchraimago-Milano, hand-made, all exclusively Made in Italy in pure Venetian glass.
depicting a "Desco da Parto". 16th century.
The Desco da Parto was a wooden tondo, painted on both sides, used in high-ranking families in the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It was offered as a ceremonial and auspicious gift by allied families to women who had just given birth, often filled with fruit. The puerpera, after the fatigue of childbirth, had the privilege of staying in bed for a long time, assisted by the women of the house who took care of her and by nurses, who fed and cared for the newborn. These desks could have been simple trays, more or less large; but in the first half of the 15th century the fashion to have them decorated by important painters spread, with scenes concerning the themes of birth, childhood or fertility.
Measurements: Cm 19x19
Pulchra Imago creations are shipped with handmade packaging of your choice accompanied by the description of the work:
-dust bag in boiled wool
We customize on request. Do not hesitate to contact us.
NB: the glass objects of Pulchra Imago are for decorative purposes and cannot be washed in the dishwasher.