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#Leaded: Johnson Bros. Willow England Saucer, post 1912

This vintage Johnson Bros. Willow pattern shallow bowl/ saucer (made in England), was likely made after 1912 (based on the back mark, source.) As with nearly all of the Willow pattern china I have tested, it was positive for very high (unsafe) levels of lead when tested with an XRF instrument. In general I would recommend […]

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#AskTamara: Are Blue Willow Dishes Lead Free?

#AskTamara Question: Are Blue Willow Dishes Lead Free? Answer: Um, no. In fact most of them have incredibly high levels of lead (in a range that I would consider as not safe to eat off of.) Please read on for more information about lead found in examples of Blue Willow dishes. I have several Blue […]

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#Leaded: Johnson Brothers Mill Stream Vintage Ceramic Ironstone Plate, Made In England

This vintage Johnson Brothers Mill Stream ceramic “Ironstone” dish tested positive for the following levels when tested with an XRF instrument: Lead (Pb): 54,700 +/- 1,700 ppm Barium (Ba): 489 +/- 104 ppm Tin (Sn): 1,261 +/- 78 ppm Zinc (Zn): 3,461 +/- 178 ppm Iron (Fe): 540 +/- 181 ppm As always, please let […]

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#Leaded: Liberty Blue Saucer – Old North Church, Boston. Made In England.

So many families have these dishes! They are truly works of art, and a piece of history (even though they were mass-manufactured only about 40 years ago.) My understanding, from doing a little online research, is that this line with the “Historical Colonial Scenes” was manufactured in 1976 for the United States’ Bicentennial. They were used […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Spode Christmas Tree Plate, Made In England

This Spode china (decorated with a Christmas tree for the holidays) tested positive for the following readings when tested with an XRF instrument (which tests down to single digit parts per million): Lead (Pb): 71,900 +/- 3,500 ppm Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (ND / negative) Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (ND / negative) Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (ND / negative) Click […]

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#Leaded: Spode Vintage “Fairy Dell” English China

Copeland Spode Vintage “Fairy Dell” China, Made in England. Tested postive for lead (Pb) at 36,400 ppm (+/- 1,400 ppm) and for arsenic (As) at 2,332 +/- 288 ppm. It was “ND” (non-detect) for cadmium (Cd) and mercury (Hg). For context: The amount of lead that is considered unsafe in a newly manufactured item intended […]

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#Leaded: Spode “Delamere Blue” China

This Spode brand yellow “Delamere Blue” pattern china (Made in England) was positive for lead when tested with an XRF instrument. It came in at 47,500 ppm lead (+/- 1,500 ppm). For context: The amount of lead that is considered unsafe in a newly manufactured item intended for children is 90 ppm in the coating […]

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#Leaded: Spode Yellow Albany Pattern

This Spode brand yellow “Albany” pattern china (Made in England) was positive for lead when tested with an XRF instrument. It came in at 43,900 ppm lead (+/- 1,400 ppm). For context: the amount of lead that is considered unsafe in a newly manufactured item intended for children is 90 ppm in the coating or […]

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#Leaded: Spode Blue Chintz

This Spode brand Blue Chintz pattern china (Made in England) was positive for lead when tested with an XRF instrument. It came in at 45,700 ppm lead (+/- 1,400 ppm). For context: the amount of lead that is considered unsafe in a newly manufactured item intended for children is 90 ppm in the coating or […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Rosina China

Rosina Fine Bone China, Made in England. Positive for lead at 68,500 +/- 1,800 ppm. This dish was “Non-Detect” (negative) for mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), and arsenic (As). Read more about the concern for lead in dishware here. Want to see a pretty lead-free dish set on Amazon? Click this link! * [*It’s an Amazon affiliate […]

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