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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We are downsizing and from your information I gleaned that my mikasa arctic lights stemware is lead laden and unsafe. Prefer to donate my things- but not dangerous ones. Hate to take to landfill but won’t recycling just result in newly lead laden glassware?
I haven’t tested those so I cannot say for sure. Here’s my post about disposal:
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