New York: ca. 1870. Full color lithographed catalog page of the New York porcelain importer George F Bassett & Company, showing 8 plates with in an "Wild Animal" series, decorated with graphics of animals and the alphabet, including one of the kangaroo. The company was founded in 1874; it had a factory in Limoges, France and imported porcelain from Bohemian and Czechoslovakian factories.
The plates are decorated primarily in brown and green- animals include tiger, leopard, stag, elephant, bear, camel & lion. 9 1/4 x 15 3/4". Closed tear lower border, lower left margin in the corner missing, not affecting illustrated area. Very unusual. Very good condition. Item #17985