Antique trays made to hold your friends calling cards. So much jazzier than an ancient saucer from the kitchen. Made in Germany by WMF. Starting up in 1853 they are still making things though not ones that look like these.

Card tray. ca. 1906.
Card tray. ca. 1906. Silver-plated tin-based alloy. Marked to the underside with WMF logo ostrich in lozenge, letters “AS” and “B” in square. Image © 2019 Catawiki. Fair use license. via https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/22308785-wmf-art-nouveau-card-tray
Figural card tray. ca. 1906.
Figural card tray. ca. 1906. Art Nouveau in style. Silver-plate. Image © 2019, Sue Todd Antiques. Fair use license. via https://suetoddantiques.com/products/w-m-f-art-nouveau-figural-card-tray
Visiting card tray with a maiden holding a dove.
Visiting card tray with a maiden holding a dove. ca. 1900. Art Nouveau in style. Silver-plated. Stamped marks. Image © 2019 – All Rights Reserved Style Gallery. Fair use license. via https://www.styleantiques.co.uk/recently-sold/1482-wmf-silver-plated-visiting-card-tray-with-art-nouveau-maiden-dove.html

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