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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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#Leaded: Franciscan Desert Rose Earthenware China, Made in USA c. 1941

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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#Leaded: Franciscan Ware Potteries, Franciscan Ivy Pattern Serving Tray, c. 1948+

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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#LeadedChina; Green Franciscan

69,900 ppm lead – Franciscan Plate 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.). I personally stay away from Franciscan dishes at all cost.  If you fed me dinner on vintage […]

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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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Leaded Dishes: Franciscan Madeira

Franciscan Madeira Pattern Plate: 67,300 parts per million lead 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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#Leaded: Vintage Franciscan Autumn China

Franciscan Autumn plate & saucer: as high as 716,100 ppm lead 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 in the neighborhood of […]

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Leaded China: Franciscan Earthenware

Franciscan Potteries Earthenware Tray/ Plate: 100,400 ppm lead! 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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Leaded China: Franciscan Apple

Franciscan Apple: 80,700 ppm lead Vintage (1950s?) plate Yup – you heard me right! Tested with an XRF instrument These usually also test positive with a swab test. #XRFTesting #LeadedDishware Items intended for children are required by current legislation to be under 90 ppm lead. Dishes are not regulated for total lead content (via XRF […]

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