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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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#Leaded: Wedgwood Peter Rabbit Baby Cup, c. 1960

Vintage Wedgwood Benjamin Bunny/ Peter Rabbit: 59,200 ppm lead. Made in England. Year unknown (possibly 1960s); Wedgwood started making these in 1949. I have observed that the older they are, the higher the lead levels tend to be. This example is useful ,as the photo shows how the glaze can become cracked/crazed (as much older pottery […]

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#Leaded: Wedgwood Peter Rabbit Baby Bowl, c. 1970

Wedgwood Peter Rabbit bowl c. 1970. 59,300 ppm lead & 10,900 ppm arsenic. Made in England. Tested with an XRF Instrument. It would be illegal to manufacture a baby plate with lead levels like this today. Modern/ newly manufactured items manufactured and intended to be used for children and sold today must be under 90 […]

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