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Lady and Snake Card Tray
Art Nouveau visiting card tray form WMF in polished pewter.
A simple but very effective design with the young maiden half submerged in a lily pond, watching the snake at the opposite end as it moves among the flowers.
In nice clean condition with just a little light wear as to be expected. Dating from around 1904 and approximately 25 cm in length.
Properly marked and numbered beneath 249.
Lit: Art Nouveau Domestic Metalwork from WMF, p. 168 – silver plated version shown.