From my collection of gondola stuff: a small wine pitcher, apparently from a restaurant called Ae Do Gondoete (a name in Venetian that means “at the two little gondolas”). Does anyone know if this restaurant is still around? Or where it used to be? I searched and found Alle Due Gondolette, a trattoria in Cannaregio on Fondamenta de le Capuzine, but I’m not sure if that’s the same place with its name in Italian rather than Venetian. If you’re hungry in Venice, go by and ask them!
I found this pitcher in a tiny, cluttered antique store near Campo SS. Apostoli, though sadly, the shop is now closed. I’m too afraid to actually use it, though. What do you think–do I need to serve my wine from this beautiful little gem? That painting of the gondola is delicious!