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#Leaded: Johnson Brothers Wedgwood Group Willow Earthenware Octagonal Plate

This is a Johnson Bros. (“A Member Of The Wedgwood Group”) Willow Earthenware octagonal plate. 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, please let me […]

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#Leaded: Johnson Brothers Wedgwood Group Willow Earthenware Pasta Bowl

This is a Johnson Bros. (“A Member Of The Wedgwood Group”) Willow Earthenware Pasta Bowl. 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, please let me know. I would assume that since it does say […]

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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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Can I test my Liberty Blue china with a LeadCheck Swab

Testing Liberty Blue, Johnson Brothers or Homer Laughlin China with A LeadCheck Swab (Video)

Here are some posts related to the 6-minute video (below): Can I test my dishes with a LeadCheck Swab https://tamararubin.com/2017/02/leadcheck-dishware/ Johnson Brothers Posts https://tamararubin.com/category/johnson-bros/ Homer Laughlin Posts https://tamararubin.com/category/homer-laughlin/ Liberty Blue Posts https://tamararubin.com/category/liberty-blue/ Chip In https://tamararubin.com/2017/01/chip-in/ This video was originally filmed as a Facebook Live video (so there may be moments where I am responding to […]

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Johnson Brothers Bowl

One more for Nicole! Newer Johnson Brothers (replica of the similar Finlandia pattern) this bowl was super low at only 138 ppm lead. This a level that most would consider to be #LeadSafe. Age unknown. Read more about testing dishes here. To see the #LeadFree dishes I use in my home, click here. For more […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Sheraton Saucer by Johnson Brothers

Sheraton Pattern, “Made in England” saucer, manufactured by Johnson Brothers. 77,498 ppm lead (Pb) 12,637 ppm arsenic (As) Tested with an XRF in December 2015! Read more about testing dishes here. To see the #LeadFree dishes I use in my home, click here. For more #SaferChoices for your family, click here. To make a contribution […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Johnson Brothers Mug

For Nicole! Made in England, Johnson Brothers Mug: 50,600 ppm lead. Hazard level for a modern/newly manufactured toy is anything 90 ppm lead or greater. There is no regulation** limiting total lead content in dishes as detected with an XRF (especially vintage dishes) & this one is cracked and crazing, so likely leaching lead into […]

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