Sheraton Pattern, “Made in England” saucer,
manufactured by Johnson Brothers.
- 77,498 ppm Lead (Pb)
- 12,637 ppm Arsenic (As)
For context: the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a newly manufactured item intended for use by children is anything that is positive for 90 ppm Lead (or higher) in the paint or coating (or glaze).
Vintage china is not regulated for toxicant levels. It was not regulated at the time of manufacture and is not regulated when re-sold in antique stores today.
I recommend avoiding all vintage dishware if at all possible and especially avoiding brands like Johnson Brothers – which is almost always very high lead.
For more information about the concern for lead in dishware, Click Here.
To learn more about XRF testing, Click Here.
For safer choices in dishes for your family, Click Here.
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