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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

#Leaded: Johnson Brothers “Willow” Plate, c. 1980s – Made In England

Johnson Brothers “Willow” plate, Made In England. The years on the backmark include both “Since 1883” and 1940. Tested positive at the following levels: Lead (Pb): 36,600 +/- 1,400 ppm Mercury (Hg): 83 +/- 53 ppm Cadmium (Cd): ND (non-detect/negative) Arsenic (As): ND (non-detect/negative) Barium (Ba): 465 +/- 90 ppm For context, the amount of lead […]

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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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2007 Peter Rabbit Wedgwood China Baby Cup

#Leaded: c. 2007 Beatrix Potter Wedgwood China Peter Rabbit Baby Cup

This little Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Wedgwood China baby cup was tested with an XRF in 2012, and was purchased new c. 2007. As with most of these Beatrix Potter cups produced by Wedgwood before the new/modern product safety regulations became enforceable, this one was predictably positive for a very high level of lead, even […]

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Zak Designs Made In China Elsa Ceramic Coffee Mug 1

#Leaded: 2014 Zak Designs Frozen Anna & Elsa Mug

When tested with an XRF instrument this 2014 “zak! designs” Anna & Elsa Mug from Disney’s animated film Frozen tested positive for lead (Pb) at 8,834 ppm. The amount of lead that is considered toxic (and illegal) in a modern item made and intended to be used by children is anything 90 ppm lead or […]

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Vintage Red Pyrex Milk Glass Fridge Container with Lid Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#SuperLeaded: Vintage Pyrex Food Storage Container with Lid

This vintage Pyrex food storage container (which I bought on eBay for my book and my #MuseumOfLead collection) was positive for lead at some of the highest levels I have ever found. It’s super interesting to note how the red is fairly solid with few blemishes and little wear, much like it would have been […]

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