Archive | Leaded China

Johnson Bros Made In England Wedgwood Group Willow Earthenware Octogon Plate Lead Safe Mama Tamar a Rubin 1

#Leaded: Johnson Brothers Wedgwood Group Willow Earthenware Octagonal Plate

This is a Johnson Bros. (“A Member Of The Wedgwood Group”) Willow Earthenware octagonal plate. As with this piece with the same back mark, I have not been able to determine the exact age of the piece based on the back mark. If you have information that could help me with that, please let me […]

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Willow Johnson Bros Wedgwood Earthenware Pasta Bowl Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: Johnson Brothers Wedgwood Group Willow Earthenware Pasta Bowl

This is a Johnson Bros. (“A Member Of The Wedgwood Group”) Willow Earthenware Pasta Bowl. I have not been able to determine the exact age of the piece based on the back mark. If you have information that could help me with that, please let me know. I would assume that since it does say […]

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Johnson Bros Willow England Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

#Leaded: Johnson Bros. Willow England Saucer, post 1912

This vintage Johnson Bros. Willow pattern shallow bowl/ saucer (made in England), was likely made after 1912 (based on the back mark, source.) As with nearly all of the Willow pattern china I have tested, it was positive for very high (unsafe) levels of lead when tested with an XRF instrument. In general I would recommend […]

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Johnson Brothers Willow Made In England Plate Front Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

#Leaded: Johnson Brothers “Willow” Plate, c. 1980s – Made In England

Johnson Brothers “Willow” plate, Made In England. The years on the backmark include both “Since 1883” and 1940. Tested positive at the following levels: Lead (Pb): 36,600 +/- 1,400 ppm Mercury (Hg): 83 +/- 53 ppm Cadmium (Cd): ND (non-detect/negative) Arsenic (As): ND (non-detect/negative) Barium (Ba): 465 +/- 90 ppm For context, the amount of lead […]

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La Cartuja De Sevilla Pickman Anchor Made In Spain Soup Cup Tamara Rubin 1

#Leaded: Vintage La Cartuja De Sevilla Pickman China Soup Cup

When tested with an XRF instrument this vintage La Cartuja De Sevilla Pickman China soup cup (Made in Spain) was positive for the following elements: Lead (Pb): 44,800 ppm +/- 1,400 Barium (Ba):  462 ppm +/- 78 Non-detect (Negative) for: Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd) and Arsenic (As) Lead in vintage and antique china was not […]

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2007 Peter Rabbit Wedgwood China Baby Cup

#Leaded: c. 2007 Beatrix Potter Wedgwood China Peter Rabbit Baby Cup

This little Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Wedgwood China baby cup was tested with an XRF in 2012, and was purchased new c. 2007. As with most of these Beatrix Potter cups produced by Wedgwood before the new/modern product safety regulations became enforceable, this one was predictably positive for a very high level of lead, even […]

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Vintage Royal Norfolk Ceramic Snowman Mug Christmas Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

#Leaded: Royal Norfolk Ceramic Snowman Christmas Mug

This Royal Norfolk “Made In China” snowman mug tested positive for lead and cadmium at the following levels (Note, year of manufacture is unknown, however I don’t believe this is very old): Green Glaze: Lead (Pb): 198 +/- 27 ppm ~ Red Glaze: Lead (Pb): 939 +/- 68 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 539 +/- 39 ppm* […]

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Vintage Ceramic Leaded Snowman Teapot Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

#Leaded: Ceramic Christmas Snowman Teapot

This little teapot tested positive for lead (Pb) at 30,200 +/- 900 ppm. Tested with an XRF instrument. Non-Detect (ND/negative) for cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg.) By modern standards, the amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended to be used by children is 90 ppm lead (or higher) in […]

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Vintage Made In Japan Leaded Ceramic Santa Mug Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: Vintage Made In Japan Ceramic Santa Claus Christmas Mug

Tested with an XRF instrument. Lead (Pb) Level Outside: 4,497 +/- 180 ppm Lead (Pb) Level Inside: 5,077 +/- 177 ppm Non-Detect (ND/ Negative) for: Cadmium (Cd), Arsenic (As) and Mercury (Hg.) By modern standards, the amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended to be used by children is 90 ppm […]

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