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Franciscan Potteries Franciscan Apple Sugar Bowl Lead Safe Mama 2

Vintage (c. 1950s) Franciscan Apple Earthenware Sugar Bowl: 161,200 ppm Lead. These pieces are *NOT* safe for food use.

When tested with an XRF instrument, this Franciscan Apple vintage Franciscan Earthenware sugar bowl (c. 1950s) was positive for 161,200 ppm Lead. That’s more than 16% Lead in the surface glaze on this piece. Here’s a link to a set of this china on Amazon* (as an example): https://amzn.to/2RwwLrx Here’s the full XRF reading for this […]

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Vintage Yellow Ceramic Harlequin by Homer Laughlin Co. Fiesta Plate, c. 1938-1960 Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage (c. 1938-1960) Yellow Ceramic Harlequin by Homer Laughlin Co. Fiesta Plate: 287,600 ppm Lead

This little yellow plate was purchased at an antique store in Oregon in 2018. While there is not a maker’s mark on the back of the dish, the store owner had researched the plate and came up with this description: Vintage Yellow Ceramic Harlequin by Homer Laughlin Co. Fiesta Plate, c. 1938-1960 When tested with an […]

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Vintage Franciscan Apple China: 80,700 ppm Lead

When tested with an XRF instrument this Franciscan Apple vintage (c. 1950s?) china was positive for 80,700 ppm lead. These usually also test positive with a reactive agent swab test. Items intended for children are required by current legislation to be under 90 ppm lead in the glaze, paint or coating. Dishes are not regulated […]

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