I have not come across this pattern before, but I guess it was made primarily for export to the US. Maker and pattern are as printed on the back and as the design was registered in 1883, it is a reasonable assumption that was when it was introduced.
From some quick research, it appears that Yosemite is a series pattern, i.e. there are different scenes on the different items in a service. The border pattern and the aesthetic design beneath the scene, however, remain the same. It seems to have been "always" been printed in brown. There are also different shapes for items. You have a very large oval platter (hence the redwood?, other platters were rectangular. There also appears to be a floral version of this pattern.
The registration may be for the border design and/or the aesthetic panel design and not for the design as a whole. The only way to tell is go to the original design registration records at Kew, London.
There is one example of this design in the Database, where the year is given as 1881, but that appears to be from a misreading of the K for 1883 as E for 1881.
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