Powdered grounds were popular in the first half of the 17th century and then again in the middle of the 18th century, with blue and manganese the more commonly found colors, yellow being rare and green rarer still.
Of the four yellow-ground plates recorded, the present example is the only one not in a public collection. Those at Colonial Williamsburg (John C. Austin, British Delft at Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1994, p.160, no. 258 [1955-314]) and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta (Emily M. Manheim, "A Toast to British Fisheries", Antique Collector, XXXII, December 1961, p. 229) are similarly decorated to the present example as is the powdered manganese ground shallow bowl in the Longridge Collection offered as the following lot. The fourth extant yellow dish, its reserves painted in blue with Chinoiserie decoration, is at Winterthur (1958.0994).