Lenox Dimension Collection Eternal China Plate. When tested with an XRF instrument the glaze on this dish tested positive for 349,000 ppm Lead.
That’s 34.9% Lead.
Made in USA.
I was told this was approximately 20+ years old when tested in 2014, so this is from c. 1994. This pattern is still sold by Lenox today (see this link for testing of a more recent version of the same pattern.)
There is a second set of photos here of the same pattern manufactured circa. 2006. The newer version of this pattern is less than 70 ppm lead. They are difficult to tell apart – but the newer one has “dishwasher safe” integrated into the mark on the bottom.
For context: the amount of lead that is considered unsafe in a modern/ newly manufactured item intended for children is 90 ppm lead. Dishes are not considered “items intended for use by children.” These dishes tested positive for 3,877 times that amount!
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