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The last letter G indicates that the piece was made in 1878 or 1904.
The word ENGLAND does not appear on the piece so 1904 can be discounted, hence we can be certain that this particular platter was made in June of 1878.
Though the company is British, its designs and excellent craftsmanship have made it a known name around the world ñ and a popular brand for collectors. As Kovels explains, the Wedgwood company was established back in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood.
According to Antique Marks, many of his descendants were also very involved in the company, which eventually merged with Waterford Crystal in 1987 and then became known as Waterford Wedgwood.
That leaves us with the possible dates of 18 as year of manufacture. If we check the Bergensen book, we can see that patterns with numbers above 3000 were not introduced until after 1881.
The only exceptions you will find is in very small pieces which could be glazed the same color as the obverse, or monochromatic pieces like the sold green pieces.
As with many popular antiques, there are also tons of clever reproductions out there, so you’ve got to be diligent about checking for authenticity. Prices can vary depending on the age, color, pattern, and condition of the piece.