The Gondola pattern has been transfer-printed since the 18th-century. Antique examples by E Wood and Sons, William Smith & Co and other traditional houses were made in browns, reds and other popular shades. The composition of gondolas in the waters of Venice are bordered with bold florals with a grand Italian feel.
The example from the Madison Bay Company uses multiple shades of an attractive historical green.
The tray is 16″ long.
The teapot is 7 1/2″ handle to spout, 5″ high and 5″ wide.
The set includes two cups and saucers and the cream pitcher and sugar bowl. The teacups are 4″ in diameter. The saucers are 5 3/4″ across.