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Bunnykins Fine Bone English China Lead Safe Mama 1

Royal Doulton English Fine Bone China Bunnykins Baby Bowl: 61,800 ppm Lead on the FOOD surface.

What’s frankly, terrifying, about this bowl is how much paint has worn off of the decoration on the inside food surface. Take a good look at the image below (you can click on it for a full resolution image.) To see more Bunnykins sets I have tested, Click HERE. I have not yet tested a Bunnykins […]

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1988 Royal Doulton Bunnykins English Fine Bone China Lead Safe Mama 2

1988 Royal Doulton English Fine Bone China Bunnykins Baby Bowl: 10,100 ppm Lead on the FOOD surface.

1988 Royal Doulton English Fine Bone China Bunnykins Baby Bowl: 10,100 ppm Lead on the FOOD surface. [The 1988 back-mark is for pieces made between 1988 and 1993.] The amount of Lead that is considered illegal / unsafe in a newly manufactured item intended for use by children is anything 90 ppm Lead or higher […]

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Grey Dawn Johnson Brothers English China Lead Safe Mama 2

Johnson Brothers English Greydawn Teacup & Saucer: 37,400+ ppm Lead

When tested with an XRF instrument this Johnson Brothers “Greydawn” teacup & saucer had the following readings when tested with an XRF instrument: Lead (Pb): 37,400 +/- 800 ppm Cadmium (Cd): Negative / Non-Detect Arsenic (As): Negative / Non-Detect Mercury (Hg): Negative / Non-Detect To learn more about XRF testing, Click HERE. To see more […]

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Duchess Bone China Made In England Rose Pattern Lead Safe Mama 1

Duchess Bone China Saucer, Made In England – Rose Pattern: 70,900 ppm Lead

Please click the link below for help finding safer choices for your holiday table. Duchess Bone China Saucer, Made In England – Rose Pattern: 49,000 ppm Lead When tested with an XRF instrument, this dish had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 70,900 +/- 2,300 ppm Mercury (Hg): Negative/Non-Detect Arsenic (As): Negative/Non-Detect Cadmium (Cd): Negative/Non-Detect Barium (Ba): 269 […]

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Queen Anne Country Gardens Bone China Teacup Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage Queen Anne “Country Gardens” Pattern Bone China Teacup: 81,300 ppm Lead

Please click the link for help finding safer choices for your holiday table. Vintage Queen Anne “Country Gardens” Pattern Bone China Teacup. Made in England. When tested with an XRF instrument, this teacup had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 81,300 +/- 2,800 ppm Mercury (Hg): Negative/Non-Detect Arsenic (As): Negative/Non-Detect Cadmium (Cd): Negative/Non-Detect Barium (Ba): Negative/Non-Detect Chromium (Cr): Negative/Non-Detect […]

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Vale Bone China Made In Longton England Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

Vale Saucer Made in Longton England – Floral Pattern: 54,600 ppm Lead

Please click the link for help finding safer choices for your holiday table. Vale Saucer Made in Longton, England. Floral Pattern (pattern name not marked on piece). When tested with an XRF instrument, this saucer had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 54,600 +/- 1,600 ppm Mercury (Hg): Negative/Non-Detect Arsenic (As): Negative/Non-Detect Cadmium (Cd): Negative/Non-Detect Barium (Ba): Negative/Non-Detect […]

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Johnson Brothers Made In England Fish Plate Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage Johnson Brothers Fish Plate [Design No. 3], Made In England – 70,800 ppm Lead

Please click the link for help finding safer choices for your holiday table. Vintage “Fish” dinner plate by Johnson Brothers. “Made in England”. “Design No. 3.” “A genuine hand engraving.” “All decoration under the glaze. Detergent & acid resisting colour.” To see more Johnson Brothers pieces I have tested, Click Here. When tested with an […]

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Portmeirion Botanic Garden 1972 Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

XRF Test Results For Portmeirion “The Botanic Garden” Plate, c. 1972

As expected (based on the testing of this brand that I have done to date) the food surface of this plate was positive for high levels of lead when tested with an XRF instrument. To learn more about XRF testing, click here. Here’s the XRF test results for this exact piece: Lead (Pb): 41,100 +/- […]

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Johnson Bros Made In England Wedgwood Group Willow Earthenware Octogon Plate Lead Safe Mama Tamar a Rubin 1

Johnson Brothers Wedgwood Group Willow Earthenware Octagonal Plate: 52,400 ppm Lead

This is a Johnson Bros. (“A Member Of The Wedgwood Group”) Willow Earthenware octagonal plate, made in England. As with this piece with the same back mark, I have not been able to determine the exact age of the piece based on the back mark. If you have information that could help me with that, […]

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Johnson Bros Willow England Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

Johnson Brothers Blue Willow England Saucer, post 1912: 43,100 ppm Lead

This vintage Johnson Bros. blue Willow pattern shallow bowl/ saucer (made in England), was likely made after 1912 (based on the back mark, source.) Related: #AskTamara: What do you use to test for Lead? As with nearly all of the Willow pattern china I have tested, it was positive for very high (unsafe) levels of lead […]

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