#Leaded: Small Vintage Cut Crystal Goblet / Shot Glass

This small vintage cut crystal goblet was positive for lead at 22,200 +/- 700 ppm when tested with an XRF instrument. There is no mark or maker information available for this piece, although I did confirm that it is vintage. Most leaded crystal is positive for lead at levels closer to 300,000 ppm so this would fall more into a category of “leaded glass” (vs. “true crystal”). In any case I would have concerns for a glass like this potentially leaching lead into the contents. Please read more about that here. [Second photo with pen to show size.]

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Tamara Rubin

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