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

“Karlsbader Secession” Bohemian art glass. Jugendstil in style and made around 1900 by Ludwig Moser.

Vase. ca. 1900.
Vase. ca. 1900. Image ©2019 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/moser-co/vase-karlsbader-secession-d-P1KHMYiSZvlFeiwRDU6Q2
Vase. ca. 1900.
Vase. ca. 1900. Image © 2019 BOHEMIANGLASS.ORG. Fair use license. via http://www.bohemianglass.org/katalog/vaza-karlsbader-secession-4415/detail/
Drinking glass. ca. 1900.
Drinking glass. ca. 1900. Image ©2019 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/moser-co/trinkglas-karlsbader-secession-CAs0ssKvuLCz5wpW2NUI4A2

History pictures seen through Jugendstil rose-colored glasses. Franz Von Matsch, artist (1861-1942). A member of the Maler-Companie with Gustav and Ernst Klimt.

"Triumphant Achilles: Achilles dragging the dead body of Hector in front of the gates of Troy."
“Triumphant Achilles: Achilles dragging the dead body of Hector in front of the gates of Troy.” 1892. Fresco on the upper level of the main hall of the Achilleion, Corfu. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Triumph_of_Achilles_in_Corfu_Achilleion.jpg
"L'Aède" (étude). 1886-87.
“L’Aède” (étude). 1886-87. In the public domain due to age. via https://leprincelointain.blogspot.com/2017/07/franz-von-matsch-1861-1942-laede-etude.html
"Leonardo da Vinci playing Chess with his Muse." ca. 1895.
“Leonardo da Vinci playing Chess with his Muse.” ca. 1895. Private collection. In the public domain due to age. via https://twitter.com/lord_bonold/status/706980378528124928

Jugendstil art glass. Austrian. ca. 1906. Leopold Bauer in a collaboration with glass manufacturer Johann Loetz-Witwe Klostermuhl.

Vase. Ausfuehrung 146 design. ca. 1906.
Vase. Ausfuehrung 146 design. ca. 1906. Iridescent mouthblown glass. Image © 2019 Kunsthandel Kolhammer, Vienna. Fair use license. via https://www.kunsthammer.at/en/shop/catalog/0/product/loetz-vase-leopold-bauer-ausfuehrung-146/show/
"Flammarion" vase. Gre 2534. ca. 1906.
“Flammarion” vase. ca. 1906. Listed as form 4214 in Ricke. Image © 2007–2019 Auctions Online USA Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/90273-loetz-flammarion-genre-2534-by-leopold-b
"Titania" vase. Gre 4252. ca. 1907.
“Titania” vase. Gre 4252. ca. 1907. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/glass/loetz-rare-leopold-bauer-vase-titania-gre-4252-collectors-highlight-ca-1907/id-f_1028034/

Jugendstil art pottery to pretty up the corner cabinet. Made in Germany by Royal Bonn which started up in 1836 and closed in 1931. All of these from the “Ruysdael” line which was produced especially for the 1900 Universalle Exposition in Paris where it won a gold medal.

Vase from the "Ruysdael" line. ca. 1900.
Vase from the “Ruysdael” line. Double gourd form with architectonic tendrils, vines and florals that scale the sides and encircle the mouth. ca. 1900. Golden yellow, evening blue, rust brown, white,and turquoise against an underglaze of olive. Signed on the bottom. Image © 2007–2019 Auctions Online USA Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/154785-royal-bonn-ruysdael-jugendstil-art-potte
Vase from the "Ruysdael" line. ca. 1900.
Vase from the “Ruysdael” line. ca. 1900. Ceramic with floral decoration. Signed. Image © Kaminski Fine Art and Auctions. Fair use license. via https://auctions.kaminskiauctions.com/royal_bonn_ruysdael_art_pottery_vase-lot26863.aspx
Vase from the "Ruysdael" line. ca. 1900.
Vase from the “Ruysdael” line. ca. 1900. Incised with floral motif and leaves and glazed with multiple colors. The marks hand inked on the underside ‘Royal Bonn – 1814 – Ruysdael – D3 – Germany’. Image © 2019 Showplace Antiques. Fair use license. via https://nyshowplace.com/german-art-nouveau-royal-bonn-ruysdael-pottery-vase.html

Silver centerpieces in some interesting designs. Art Deco and Jugendstil.

Centerpiece. Art Deco in style.
Centerpiece. ca. 1930’s. Art Deco in style. Sterling silver and glass. French. Jean E. Puiforcat, designer and silversmith (1897-1945). Image © 2018 Artsy. Fair use license. via https://www.artsy.net/artwork/jean-e-puiforcat-art-deco-centerpiece
Ship centerpiece with a stylized eagle on the bow.
Ship centerpiece with a stylized eagle on the bow and removable glass insert. ca. 1906. Jugendstil/Art Nouveau. German. Silver and cut glass. WMF, maker. Image © Art Deco Collection.com. Fair use license. via https://artdecocollection.com/accessories/tableware/art-nouveau-silver-eagle-centerpiece-by-wmf-2/
Silver centerpiece with lady. ca. 1900. Jugendstil.
Silver centerpiece with lady. ca. 1900. Jugendstil. German. silver Eugen Marcus, maker. Signature/ Marks: 
E. Marcus
, 800 
Moon and crown, Numbered. © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/sterling-silver/german-art-nouveau-silver-centerpiece-lady-e-marcus/id-f_630804/
Coupe centerpiece. French. Art Deco.
Coupe centerpiece. French. ca. 1920’s-30’s. Art Deco. Silver-plated bronze with a glass insert. Has the usual makers mark and French plate marks to the underside. Apollo, maker. Image © Art Deco Collection.com. Fair use license. via https://artdecocollection.com/accessories/sold-items-tableware/superb-french-art-deco-coupe-centerpiece-by-apollo/

Jugendstil jewelry for your best girl. Pforzheim, Germany. Made by Levinger & Bissinger around 1900.

Brooch. ca. 1900.
Brooch. ca. 1900. Gilded silver with enamel and garnet. Marked ‘HL’ monogram’‘depose’ & ‘900’. Photo © David Newell-Smith. Image © Tadema Gallery. via http://www.tademagallery.com/jewellery/d/jugendstil-brooch/206237
Brooch. 1900.
Brooch. early 20th c. Marked “JEPOSE” on back. Image courtesy Västerviks Auktionsbyrå, Västervik. © 2011-2019 Auctionet.com. Fair use license. via https://auctionet.com/en/886662-brosch-jepose-levinger-bissinger-heinrich-levinger-1900-talets-borjan/images
Brooch. Early 20th c. Egyptian Revival. Enamel and pearl.
Brooch. Early 20th c. Egyptian Revival. Silver, plique-a-jour enamel and pearl. Maker’s mark for Henrick Levinger. Image © 2007–2019 Auctions Online USA Ltd. Fair use license. via