Palazzo Contarini Fasan
The 15th century Palazzo Contarini-Fasan, on the Grand Canal, is often called the Palazzo di Desdemona, although what connection it has with the unfortunate wife of Shakespeare's jealous moor, no one seems to know!
The Palazzo Contarini-Fasan has another mystery. If you look closely at the stone tracery of the two balconies on the upper floor, you will see that the 'spokes' of the 'wheel' at the right end (of the right balcony) are pointing in a different direction to its three neighbours. Simple mistake or something more mysterious?
There is no inconsistency in the design of the stone traceries on the piano nobile.