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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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Do Franciscan Potteries vintage dishes have unsafe levels of lead. Does Mexican pottery that is marked lead-free have unsafe levels of lead

Do Franciscan Potteries vintage dishes have unsafe levels of lead? Does Mexican pottery that is marked lead-free have unsafe levels of lead? (video)

Here are the blog posts related to the video below: Franciscan Ivy. Franciscan Desert Rose. Mexican “Lead-Free” Pottery. Comments to the “viewers” in this are from the original posting of the video as a Facebook Live video! Video is about 6 minutes long, and also shows you how to stretch one LeadCheck swab out to […]

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Vintage Franciscan Desert Rose Earthenware Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

Franciscan Desert Rose Earthenware China – c. 1941, Made in USA: 122,200 ppm Lead!

When this Franciscan Desert Rose Earthenware China (Made in the USA, c. 1941 and later) was tested with an XRF instrument it came in at 122,200 +/- 5,000 ppm lead. It is negative for Cd (cadmium), As (arsenic) and Hg (mercury), however that is one heck of a lot of lead to be found in […]

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Franciscan Potteries Ivy Platter Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1a

Franciscan Ware Potteries (c. 1948) Franciscan Ivy Pattern Serving Tray: 304,000 ppm Lead

This is a Franciscan Potteries vintage “Ivy” pattern serving tray that I got at the Good Will Bins a while back (to add to my “Museum of Lead” collection!) The interesting thing about glazes (especially on pieces that are handmade or hand-painted) is that the levels of lead can vary significantly across the surface of […]

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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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