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#Leaded: Vintage Spring Blossom Green Flower Pyrex Cup

Vintage Pyrex Spring Blossom Green Cups: The dark green/almost black paint on these mugs tested positive for the following elements at the following levels (with a one-minute test, using an XRF instrument): Lead (Pb): 39,300 +/- 1,600 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 833 +/- 61 ppm Arsenic (As): ND Mercury (Hg): ND Platinum (Pt): 1,017 +/- 264 […]

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Wisconsin Rose Bowl

A short story of a small vintage ceramic bowl and a boy from Wisconsin who was poisoned.

I originally shared this in October of 2013, but given how much we have learned about dishware and lead since then, I thought it was an important one to re-share! I have quite a few friends in Wisconsin and have been invited several times to present to groups there (including presentations in Milwaukee, Madison and […]

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#Leaded: Spode Vintage “Fairy Dell” English China

Copeland Spode Vintage “Fairy Dell” China, Made in England. Tested postive for lead (Pb) at 36,400 ppm (+/- 1,400 ppm) and for arsenic (As) at 2,332 +/- 288 ppm. It was “ND” (non-detect) for cadmium (Cd) and mercury (Hg). For context: The amount of lead that is considered unsafe in a newly manufactured item intended […]

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Spode Delamere Plate

#Leaded: Spode “Delamere Blue” China

This Spode brand yellow “Delamere Blue” pattern china (Made in England) was positive for lead when tested with an XRF instrument. It came in at 47,500 ppm lead (+/- 1,500 ppm). For context: The amount of lead that is considered unsafe in a newly manufactured item intended for children is 90 ppm in the coating […]

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#Leaded: Spode Yellow Albany Pattern

This Spode brand yellow “Albany” pattern china (Made in England) was positive for lead when tested with an XRF instrument. It came in at 43,900 ppm lead (+/- 1,400 ppm). For context: the amount of lead that is considered unsafe in a newly manufactured item intended for children is 90 ppm in the coating or […]

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Spode Blue Chintz

#Leaded: Spode Blue Chintz

This Spode brand Blue Chintz pattern china (Made in England) was positive for lead when tested with an XRF instrument. It came in at 45,700 ppm lead (+/- 1,400 ppm). For context: the amount of lead that is considered unsafe in a newly manufactured item intended for children is 90 ppm in the coating or […]

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Vietri Plate

#Leaded: Vietri Dishes, Made in Italy

All of the Vietri pieces I have tested have been positive for at least some level of lead.  Most have been in the 1,000 to 2,000 ppm range. Testing was done with an XRF instrument. These dishes are made in Italy. This particular dish (which is a very light gray color) tested positive for lead […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Rosina China

Rosina Fine Bone China, Made in England. Positive for lead at 68,500 +/- 1,800 ppm. This dish was “Non-Detect” (negative) for mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), and arsenic (As). Read more about the concern for lead in dishware here. Want to see a pretty lead-free dish set on Amazon? Click this link! * [*It’s an Amazon affiliate […]

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#Leaded: Royal Grafton English China

Royal Grafton Fine Bone China, Made in England. Positive for lead at 57,300 +/- 1,400 ppm. This dish was “Non-Detect” (negative) for mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), and arsenic (As). Want to see a pretty lead-free dish set on Amazon? Click this link! * [*It’s an Amazon affiliate link & if you purchase something using one of […]

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#Leaded: Wedgwood Enoch Blue Heritage Pattern

Enoch Wedgwood Tunstall Blue Heritage Pattern China, Made in England. Positive for lead at 32,500 +/- 700 ppm. This dish was also “Non-Detect” (negative) for mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), and arsenic (As). Want to see a pretty lead-free dish set on Amazon? Click this link! * [*It’s an Amazon affiliate link & if you purchase something […]

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