Card tray - Art Nouveau

Description
Card tray - Art Nouveau
Germany - 1890-1919 - Pewter/Tin

Stunningly beautiful Art Nouveau 'calling card tray' made 1880 -1890.

Probably German in origin as I believe it to be an early WMF design. However the only obvious mark I can find is a small K on the underside edge. This was sometimes used to indicate Copper having been used under silver plate, but this is definitely pewter.

Lovely sensitive modelling and a very large size in excellent condition. One small leaf shows signs of a possible repair? See the photos. It is small and not obvious unless very closely inspected.

The item displays beautifully and represents a scantily clad young maiden by a pool full of large fish. By the side of the same pool is a young child, possibly representing a cupid figure.

Detail and modelling are excellent, indicating a high status period item.



Lot details
Object
Card tray - Art Nouveau
Material
Pewter/Tin
Estimated Period
1890-1919
Country of Origin
Germany
Condition
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
Dimensions
15×25×35 cm
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