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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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Leaded Dishes: Franciscan Ivy

83,900 ppm lead – Franciscan Ivy Tray Vintage Dishes #XRFTesting #LeadedDishware Items intended for children are required by current legislation to be under 90 ppm lead. Dishes (especially vintage dishes!) are not regulated for total lead content (via XRF reading.) Click here to see some lead-free dishware options!

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Franciscan Earthenware Madeira Pattern Dishes: 67,300 ppm Lead. [90 ppm Lead is considered unsafe in children’s items.]

Vintage Franciscan Madeira Pattern Plate: tested positive for 67,300 parts per million lead when tested with an XRF instrument. To learn more about XRF testing, Click Here. For context, modern items intended for use by children are required by current legislation to be under 90 ppm lead in the paint/glaze or coating. Dishes (especially vintage […]

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Vintage (c. 1955-1966) Franciscan Autumn Pattern China: 716,100 ppm Lead + 73,000 ppm Arsenic Too!

Franciscan Autumn Pattern plate & saucer: as high as 716,100 ppm lead in the glaze. Autumn Pattern: 1955 – 1966 Also: 73,000 ppm arsenic. Note: the plate was higher lead than the bowl, and they look like they are from different batches based on the maker’s marks on the bottom.  The bowl / saucer was […]

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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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