I enjoyed seeing your Wedgwood fish platter. I assume it is about 20 inches long as I have a photo of one of these also, and that is the length. The IWC (International Willow Collectors) refer to this printed color as yellow, but it could also be described as a pale orange. The print is underglaze while the red and blue accent colors are over the glaze. The impressed WEDGWOOD mark is the most common mark of the 19th century. From 1860 onwards there is often a 3 digit code impressed that gives the date. The photo I have has a pattern number on the back beginning with the letter a. That was added to some pieces in a set to denote the type of ware. In this case it is Queensware (Wedgwood's name for earthenware) dinnerware without gilt, dated 1875 to 1932. Without the word England on the mark, the date range would be 1875 to 1891. I have documented more underglaze printed colors in the willow pattern by Wedgwood than any other maker. They include, Black, Brown, Blue, Green, pink, and yellow, found both with and without added color over the glaze. The willow pattern is also found produced in the 20th century printed in gilt on various color backgrounds. Enjoy!
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