I've found out who made the gondola.
I went to the National Archives at Kew today, and spent 5 hours trawling through the most fascinating and huge
volumes dating from the early 1800's onwards. Amazing that you can see the original documents and drawings from those dates, just amazing and wonderful.
After looking through the relevant glass ledgers - looking for Rd 190420, I came up with nothing and thought I was going to go home empty handed, so I asked for assistance and was told to look through 'Non-Textiles' - as apparently the glass was split off at some point and some pieces can be found in tucked away amongst pieces of fabric samples. http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3955http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3954
I only had 20 minutes to look through the two volumes that were suggested, and they were the biggest yet...thought I was never going to do it...but managed with only 5 minutes to spare. :shock:
The gondola was registered by 'Lazarus & Rosenfeld' of London in 1892:
So it is supposed to carry a condiment set/perfume set...and now I only have to find out who Lazarus & Rosenfeld were. :lol: