This item is a fantastic late 18th Century BACCARAT VENETIAN GONDOLA CORDIAL SET. It will take an encyclopedia to describe this incredibly ornate item. The gondola, made of clear crystal, is situated in a DORE Bronze frame with numerous attachments. There are from front to back, a dolphin figurehead, a silver plated anchor, a porcelain gondolier, two cordial bottle holders, a salamander, ten glass holder hooks , a sail decorated on one side and serpent stern decoration. There is also a bird resting on a ball between the two cordial bottle holders. There are ten cranberry and clear cordial glasses with handles that are 1 3/4” high and two cranberry cordial decanters that are 6” high with clear glass stoppers. The entire piece is in superb condition with one glass having a small rim chip. I can only suggest that you examine the numerous photos attached to get an idea of the magnificence of this piece. The gondola measures 18” long and 10 3/4” high to the top of the sail. There are baccarat labels on the bottom of each of the two bottles.
Baccarat Venetian Gondola Liquor Set