Archive | Leaded China

#Leaded: Cost Plus World Market Mushroom Plate, c. 2005

This is a plate from Cost Plus World Market, Made in China purchased new c. 2005. Tested in 2013. Positive for lead at 11,000 ppm. In 2017 the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is 90 ppm lead (or higher) in the coating or 100 ppm […]

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#Leaded: Adams Calyx®Ware English Ironstone Saucer

Calyx®Ware “Real English Ironstone”, Adams “Made In England” China Saucer: 44,600 ppm lead, tested with an XRF instrument. Year unknown. Tested in 2014. In 2017 the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is 90 ppm lead (or higher) in the coating or 100 ppm (or higher) […]

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#Leaded: Oneida Dark Blue “Petals” Bowl (Year Unknown)

Oneida Petals bowl: 369 ppm lead (Pb) & 26 ppm cadmium (Cd). Tested in 2014. Here’s the mug from this pattern on Amazon. I am sharing this for context (not as a recommendation.) Amazon links are affiliate links (if you purchase something after clicking on my links I may receive a small commission at no extra […]

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#Leaded: Pfaltzgraff Pistoulet Pattern, c. 2002

This Pfaltzgraff, Made in China dish (c. 2002), “The Secrets of Pistoulet” pattern dish (by Jana Kolpen) tested positive for lead at 336 parts per million (ppm) when tested with an XRF instrument. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the paint or coating of a modern item manufactured and intended for use […]

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#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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#Leaded: Portmeirion China

Portmeirion China: 88,900 ppm lead. Purchased new as a wedding gift in 1999. Made in England. Thanks to Norma Morgan for donating and supporting this post! The amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is anything 90 ppm lead and higher. Total lead content in dishware is not regulated. […]

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