Antique European Porcelain, Pottery and more offered for sale by China Rose Antiques

WMF visiting card tray model 190a

WMF visiting card tray model 190a


browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Plate: Pre 1910: Item # 1308212

Please refer to our stock # 3396 when inquiring.
China Rose Antiques
View Seller Profile
Antiques and Collectables on Mercer, 96 Mercer St
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
0407527857

Guest Book
 A$640.00 
This unmarked octagonal WMF visiting card tray is shown in the WMF English catalogue for 1906 as model 190a. It is shown on page 169 of the reprint issued by the Antique Collectors Club in 2008 and its original price was 10 shillings. Its decorative features are typically Art Nouveau (known as Jugendstil in Germany) with stylised flowers and a young woman with long flowing hair. The tray would have sat on a table in the hallway, near the front door. When visitors called, their visiting (also called calling) cards could be left on the tray, for when the occupants returned, or if they were home, then the tray would be carried to them by a servant. It measures 216mm across and is in very good condition having been recently resilvered. C1906.