You've already got a lot of good information from Judie and Connie. I'll add some thoughts.
Both terms, "Salopian" and "Leeds" are often misunderstood, misused or both. A good example is the number of people who use the term “Leeds” for virtually any blue edge pearlware; dealers are particularly wont to do this. Whether or not an item was made at Leeds is questionable in many cases. The Leeds Pottery book by John Griffin is an excellent reference in this area . Also, Connie mentions the Leeds pottery dates. Be advised of a successor firm who also made”Leedsware” well into the 20th C.
The term “Salopian” is even more vexing. As with “Leeds” it is used in a generic manner. It usually references pearlware of a distinct polychrome colour palette and various monochromes often with ochre band. Also add scenes of a certain naive quality (used very subjectively). To collectors in Britain the term usually means various porcelains from the Severn area. I often have to explain myself if I mention the term in England. I am currently writing a paper on the “Salopian” conundrum, albeit slowly due to the little information out there. Two areas I am interested in are: Who made it? and: Where did the misnomer originate? As to who made it, a knowledgeable friend likes to say “everyone made the stuff”. While certainly a sweeping statement, it may not be all that far off the mark for potters active in the appropriate time frame. I know of some definite makers where I have marked pieces – Shorthose, Dawson, Stubbs, and others I think much production came from the Ferrybridge area though I do not have a marked piece. An old NCS article mentions 11 known makers though sadly the author did not list them. The origination of the term is another puzzle. One theory I have from a knowledgeable person suggests the term may date back to an early edition of Chaffers and a misprint there.
As to books, Griffin's “Leeds Pottery” pictures a few pieces of polychrome as does Ivor Noel Hume in “If These Pots Could Talk” though neither use the term Salopian.
Probably more information than you wanted but it is an area of interest to me and I would welcome any information or comments other members have.
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