Archive | Leaded China

1997 Campbells Soup Ceramic Mug Lead Safe Mama 1

1997 “Vintage” Campbell’s Soup Ceramic Mug: 11,400 ppm Lead + 1,251 ppm Cadmium [M’m! M’m! Good! NOT!]

When tested with an XRF instrument the vintage (vintage is 20+ years officially, so yes – 1997 is vintage!) ceramic mug pictured here tested positive for the following metals when tested with an XRF instrument: White undecorated elements of mug (including inside of mug): Barium (Ba): 2,405 +/- 276 ppm Tin (Sn): 3,843 +/- 303 […]

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1976 Campbells Soup Salutes America Ceramic Mug Lead Safe Mama 3

Campbell’s Soups Salute America 1976 Ceramic Mug: 65,300 ppm Lead + 882 ppm Cadmium [mm ‘Lead is good food!’ NOT]

When tested with an XRF instrument the vintage ceramic mug pictured here (Campbell’s Soups Salute America”  – Made in Brazil) tested positive for the following metals when tested with an XRF instrument: White undecorated elements of mug (including inside of mug): Lead (Pb): 21,600 +/- 700 ppm Zinc (Zn): 11, 100 +/- 400 ppm Copper […]

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Rae Dunn Magenta Snack Tray Lead Safe Mama 1

Rae Dunn (by Magenta) Snack / Treat Serving Dish, Made in China: 647 +/- 37 ppm Lead

When tested with an XRF instrument this Rae Dunn (by Magenta, Made In China) snack / treat dish had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 647 +/- 37 ppm  Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (Nd) Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (Nd) Barium (Ba): Non-Detect (Nd) Chromium (Cr): Non-Detect (Nd) Antimony (Sb): Non-Detect (Nd) Selenium (Se): Non-Detect (Nd) To see more […]

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Vintage Chinese Ceramic Porcelain Bowl Lead Safe Mama 1

Small Vintage Porcelain Chinese Bowl. Decorated Exterior: 151,100 ppm Lead. That’s more than 15% Lead. 90 ppm Lead is toxic to kids.

Please continue reading below each of the images. I’ve asked for feedback on this (to learn more about it) from my Facebook friends and have come up with the following scenario: It looks like it is a Chinese bowl that was sold several decades ago by Gumps of San Francisco (probably c. 1960 – 1980.)  […]

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Pfaltzgraff Linea China Lead Safe Mama 2

Pfaltzgraff Linea Pattern (Made In China) White Ceramic Plate: 218 ppm Lead

When tested with an XRF instrument this Pfaltzgraff Linea pattern white ceramic plate had the following readings. On the decorative bands of the “vines”: Lead (Pb): 218 +/- 33 ppm Barium (Ba): 1,650 +/- 139 ppm Zinc (Zn): 10,300 +/- 400 ppm Copper (Cu): 335 +/- 74 ppm Iron (Fe): 1,086 +/- 246 ppm Bismuth […]

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Longaberger Pottery Vitrified China Plate Lead Safe Mama 4

Longaberger Pottery Vitrified China Small Burgundy Plate: 56 ppm Lead + 101 ppm Cadmium

When tested with an XRF instrument this Burgundy colored small plate by Longaberger Pottery  had the following levels: Lead (Pb): 56 +/- 21 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 101 +/- 16 ppm Barium (Ba): 931 +/- 103 ppm Tin (Sn): 6,271 +/- 271 ppm Zinc (Zn): 76 +/- 29 ppm Copper (Cu): 210 +/- 59 ppm Iron […]

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99 Cent Store 1999 Blue and White Flower Plate Lead Safe Mama 1

99 Cent Only Store c. 1999 Floral Pattern Ceramic Plate (No Maker’s Mark): 49,400 +/- 1,400 ppm Lead.

  There is no mark or maker noted on this plate.  The owner told me she purchased at a 99 Cent Only Store (in Los Angeles) store about 20 years ago (which would be late-1990s / c. 1999). When tested with an XRF instrument it had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 49,400 +/- 1,400 ppm […]

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Dansk Bistro Cafe Belgian Blue Ceramic Plate Lead Safe Mama 1

Dansk “Bistro Cafe” Pattern Ceramic Plate: 4,555 ppm Lead. [Context: 90 ppm Lead is considered unsafe in new items for kids.]

This is a Dansk brand “Bistro Cafe” Belgian Blue Ceramic Plate, made in Portugal. The owner of this item told me that it was purchased at a Dansk outlet store in 2005. When tested with an XRF instrument it had the following readings: Blue Glazed Edging of Plate: Lead (Pb): 4,555 +/- 114 ppm Chromium […]

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Dollar tree Blue and Yellow Floral Design Bowl Lead Safe Mama 2

99 Cent Only Store c. 1999 Blue & White Floral Pattern Ceramic Bowl (No Maker’s Mark): 70,200 +/- 2,400 ppm Lead

There is no mark or maker noted on this bowl.  The owner told me she purchased at a 99 Cent Only Store (in Los Angeles) store about 20 years ago (which would be late-1990s / c. 1999). When tested with an XRF instrument it had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 70,200 +/- 2,400 ppm Barium […]

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Small Franciscan Minaret Saucer Lead Safe Mama 8

Vintage (c. 1950s ?) Franciscan Masterpiece Minaret Pattern Saucer: 115,700 ppm Lead. This is *NOT* food safe.

When tested with an XRF instrument, this vintage Franciscan Masterpiece China saucer / desert plate in the Minaret pattern (c. 1950*s ?) was positive for levels as high as 115,700 ppm Lead. That’s more than 11% Lead in the surface glaze on this piece (on the functional / food-surface of the dish). *If you can find […]

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