When tested with an XRF instrument this Johnson Brothers “Fine English China” White Plate With Scalloped Edges was positive for Lead at greater than 70,000 ppm.
For context, in 2019 newly manufactured items intended for use by children are required to be below 90 ppm Lead in the glaze, paint or coating. Dishes (new and vintage) are not regulated for total Lead content as detectable with an XRF instrument.
Given the Lead-level and age of these dishes I would not consider them safe for food use purposes (especially in the absence of leach testing to confirm they are safe.)
- To learn more about XRF testing, Click HERE.
- To see more Johnson Brothers pieces I have tested, Click HERE.
- To see more vintage china I have tested, Click HERE.
- To read about the Lead-free dishes I use in my home, Click HERE.
- To answer the question “Can I test my dishes myself at home?“, Click HERE.
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