The Water Lilly design was first introduced c.1810, and produced primarily in blue and white, brown and white and black and white. Towards the end of the 19th century, innovations in printing processes and inks enabled the introduction of different color ways. This plate has a brown transfer design of water lilies, which are botanically correct with an aesthetic placement of the blooms. The tulips are hand painted in shades of red, with yellow for the pollens and yellows and greens for the leaves. The fine border edge is a dark green.
The Water-Lilly plate is 10.25" in diameter. The printed marks include WATER-LILLY, WEDGWOOD and ETRURIA ENGLAND. There is also impressed WEDGWOOD. The pattern number is A4364. The years of manufacture is probably 1887 but is unclear. Condition is very very good. with no chips or cracks and only mild crazing. There is some age crazing on the back which gives the back of the plate a slightly darker color. The image and coloring on the front look great!