Plate following title page from the Exposition Universelle de 1900 gives honorable mention to Monsieur Johann-Nicolaux Illig.
Typewritten prices sometimes pasted opposite plates.
Laid in: Rich American cut and copper wheel engraved glassware. Special page 1543. 1 leaf . Also, an end portion of a plate with "Louis XV Design" pinted on it, which has had the image ripped from it.
Catalog is not dated, however there is one typewritten page with "Price list Jan 23, 1917" attached to one of the plates. Jane Spillman notes the names of representatives originally printed on the title page were only advertised as being representatives for Illig in 1912. Suggesting that the catalog is more likely to have been published in 1912 and used at least through 1917.
Ware includes vases, pitchers, jugs, tumblers, clocks, cruets, oils, baskets, comports, sugars and creams, bowls, plates, decanters, "Louis 16" design, punchbowls and cups, celeries, tea pots, "Louis 14" design, smoking set, glove box, handkerchief/cigar box, cigarette/card box, covered butter dishes, cologne bottles, candlesticks, ice cream trays and dishes, spoon trays, puff boxes, individual salts, mayonaise sets, marmalade jars, bells, 'pinched' decanters, finger bowls, stemware, centerpieces, hair receivers, and much more.
Exhibited in The Rakow Research Library for the ACGA conference, July 17-21, 2006.
Catalog is entirely disassembled.
"Catalog no. 2" handwritten inside front cover.
"H.J. Gute" rubber stamped inside front cover. Pasted over the names of representatives for John N. Illig is a piece of paper with the address of H.J. Gute & Co., apparently a representative from San Francisco, California.