With regards to Salopian- I think the confusion arose from the time when Chaffers was one of the few mark books about. My copy lists the printed S for Salopian, but says printed in blue - small details like colour of mark seldom detered a collector or dealer from an identifiation in the Victorian period. I have always thought that the brown S on this class of ware may be a Shorthose mark, but there was no mark of an S attributed to Shorthose in Chaffers so there was no alternate theory for collectors in the 19th century. I have always been attracted to this class of ware - I think the combination of underglaze printing and underglaze painting produces a very subtle colourway.
As for Leeds ware - well, I was once contacted by a now defunct Ceramics magazine's advertising editor. The chief editor was away and they needed confirmation of terms used in an advert - so they thought of me. The dealer was advertiseing "Leedsware including Staffordhsire - was that ok" I said it was and it wasn't - I thought collectors would know what was meant. And secondly as they had taken this advert over the phone they were sure they had misheard but was there such a thing as "Falopian ware" I was able to reassure them that they probably misheard the word Salopian - funny the same two subjects should reappear together once more.
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