Unfortunately, Josiah Spode did not keep a diary or if he did it does not survive, so there is no record on the lines of "introduced Stone China today". By deduction most researchers have arrived at 1813 as the most likely year for the introduction of Stone China by Spode. Earlier patterns, which were first introduced on bone china are known on Stone China, but 2053 is the first pattern that is recorded in the pattern books as being first introduced on Stone China. It is believed to have been entered in the pattern book in May 1814.
It is not common to find pieces today, but it is not rare. If you wish to assemble a dinner service it could take you quite a while!
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