Originally Published: December 16, 2017
Updated: December 10, 2020
When I originally wrote this, I shared the following sentence (which is no longer true!): “All “Princess House” brand glassware that I have ever tested has been 100% free of Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg), and Arsenic (As.)” Just recently, I learned that Princess House also manufactured and sold Leaded crystal items (with Lead in the 200,000 to 300,000 ppm range)!
As a result, unless you know for sure that your Princess House piece is pressed glass (like the mug shown here), please set it aside until you can have it tested, to confirm it is not Leaded crystal. There is scientific research that demonstrates that Leaded crystal should not be used for food or beverages [even though this industry has done a lot to try to downplay and suppress that research!] To read more about the concern for high Lead food-use crystal, click here. Below are three images of some Leaded Princess House crystal I found on eBay recently:
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