Archive | Leaded China

#LeadSafe: Newer White Square Crate & Barrel Dishes

2012 Crate & Barrel, Square Pattern Dishes, Made In China. Small white plate: 49 +/- 14 ppm lead. Medium white plate:  85 +/- 17 ppm lead. Large white plate: 110 +/- 21 ppm lead. White bowl:  57 +/- 14 ppm lead. Mug: 82 +/- 18 ppm lead. Glass: ND 4 all. Here’s a link to […]

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#LowLead: New (2017) Waterford China Set

2017 New-In-Box, Waterford China set. Tested with an XRF instrument. All Components tested (and all were in the same range for lead and negative for Hg, As & Cd.). The silver rim part was also tested and the readings were the same as they were on other elements of the dishes. Saucer: 219+/- 30 ppm. […]

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#Leaded: Silver Bordered Vintage China Mug / Tea Cup

Mug with “silver” border (where your lips would go!) It turns out the “silver” is achieved by using leaded glaze! Inside of cup is 845 ppm lead, “silver” border is 104,700 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2014. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is […]

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#Leaded: Antique German Serving Bowl by Heinrich & Co.

Antique German Serving Bowl by Heinrich & Co. White middle part: 28 ppm lead & Colored edge trim: 8,245 ppm lead. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is 90 ppm lead. Antiques and vintage items are not regulated and in most cases it is not required to mark them […]

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