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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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Johnson Brothers Fine English China White Plate With Scalloped Edges: 70,000+ ppm Lead

When tested with an XRF instrument this Johnson Brothers “Fine English China” White Plate With Scalloped Edges was positive for Lead at greater than 70,000 ppm. To learn more about XRF testing, Click HERE. To see more Johnson Brothers pieces I have tested, Click HERE. To see more vintage china I have tested, Click HERE. […]

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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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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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#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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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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#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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Vintage Johnson Brothers Mill Stream Ceramic Ironstone Plate, Made In England – 54,700 ppm Lead

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 For more information about […]

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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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