Anyone who has an interest in modern Wedgewood Jasperware has undoubtedly seen their fair share of sweet trays made for the Wedgwood Collectors' Society established by the Butens as an offshoot of their Wedgwood museum. Some have the WSC name in raised letters (as this one does), others have it in gold, but all have Josiah Wedgwood's portrait in profile in the center. And all are light blue.
Except this one, which is solid Lilac. The blue examples were made as welcome gifts for Society members, which means every member received one. I don't know the reason for this existence of this Lilac example, but I do know that Harry Buten loved to produce unusual and different items in Jasperware, especially by using different colors and color combinations. The WSC's production seems to have been largely devoted to producing items in new and sometimes off-beat color combinations.
The tray is 4.375" in diameter.
Condition: as new, no wear or damage.
Mark: impressed Wedgwood marks on back.
Item ID: 3657