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Holly Berry Christmas Vintage Corning Mug Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 2

28,200 ppm lead! Vintage Christmas “Made in USA” Corning Glass Mug, Holly Berry Pattern

“Corning USA” Vintage Christmas Holly Berry Mug. The following set of readings was with the scope of the XRF instrument  centered on the red berries of the pattern: Lead (Pb): 16,000 +/- 400 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 459 +/- 25 ppm Barium (Ba): 904 +/- 76 ppm Antimony (Sb): 514 +/- 34 ppm Selinium (Se): 70 +/- 30 […]

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XRF Test Results For Cardew Design Made in China (Designed In England) Wizard of Oz Commemorative Mug Set

Below are the XRF readings for this commemorative Wizard of Oz mug set. This set is from Cardew Design North America Inc and was made in 2011 (after the CPSC regulation limiting the amount of lead in items made for use by and marketed to children!) While the company might argue that this is not […]

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Fiestaware Toxicity Article

An Interesting Article About Fiestaware Toxicity

From the article linked below (Source ORAU.org): “The accompanying photo shows two pieces of Fiestaware produced by the Homer Laughlin Company of West Virginia: a Fiesta red saucer and an ivory bowl. In each case, uranium was used to provide the color of the glaze. Although the radioactivity of both is easily detectable, that of […]

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Bauer Los Angeles Vintage Celadon Ceramic Dishes Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: Bauer Vintage Celadon Pottery, Made In Los Angeles

This is a set of Bauer Vintage Celadon Pottery, Made In Los Angeles and purchased at an antique store in Portland, Oregon in 2017. When tested with an XRF instrument each of the pieces tested positive for the elements at the levels shown below. Note: the lead levels below are VERY HIGH, and I would […]

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Vintage Yellow Ceramic Harlequin by Homer Laughlin Co. Fiesta Plate, c. 1938-1960 Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: Vintage Yellow Ceramic Harlequin by Homer Laughlin Co. Fiesta Plate, c. 1938-1960

This little yellow plate was purchased at an antique store in Oregon in 2018. While there is not a maker’s mark on the back of the dish, the store owner had researched the plate and came up with this description: Vintage Yellow Ceramic Harlequin by Homer Laughlin Co. Fiesta Plate, c. 1938-1960 When tested with an […]

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Johnson Bros Made In England Wedgwood Group Willow Earthenware Octogon Plate Lead Safe Mama Tamar a Rubin 1

#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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Willow Johnson Bros Wedgwood Earthenware Pasta Bowl Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#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 Bros Willow England Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

#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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Johnson Brothers Willow Made In England Plate Front Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

#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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La Cartuja De Sevilla Pickman Anchor Made In Spain Soup Cup Tamara Rubin 1

#Leaded: Vintage La Cartuja De Sevilla Pickman China Soup Cup

When tested with an XRF instrument this vintage La Cartuja De Sevilla Pickman China soup cup (Made in Spain) was positive for the following elements: Lead (Pb): 44,800 ppm +/- 1,400 Barium (Ba):  462 ppm +/- 78 Non-detect (Negative) for: Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd) and Arsenic (As) Lead in vintage and antique china was not […]

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