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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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#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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#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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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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Mill Stream Made In England Johnson Brothers Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#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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Liberty Blue Old North Church Made In England Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: Liberty Blue Saucer – Old North Church, Boston. Made In England.

So many families have these dishes! They are truly works of art, and a piece of history (even though they were mass-manufactured only about 40 years ago.) My understanding, from doing a little online research, is that this line with the “Historical Colonial Scenes” was manufactured in 1976 for the United States’ Bicentennial. They were used […]

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Spode Made In England Christmas Tree Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: Vintage Spode Christmas Tree Plate, Made In England

This Spode china (decorated with a Christmas tree for the holidays) tested positive for lead at 71,900 +/- 3500 ppm when tested with an XRF instrument. It was Non-Detect (ND) for cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), and arsenic (As.)

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#Leaded: Spode Vintage “Fairy Dell” English China

Copeland Spode Vintage “Fairy Dell” China, Made in England. Tested postive for lead (Pb) at 36,400 ppm (+/- 1,400 ppm) and for arsenic (As) at 2,332 +/- 288 ppm. It was “ND” (non-detect) for cadmium (Cd) and mercury (Hg). For context: The amount of lead that is considered unsafe in a newly manufactured item intended […]

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Spode Delamere Plate

#Leaded: Spode “Delamere Blue” China

This Spode brand yellow “Delamere Blue” pattern china (Made in England) was positive for lead when tested with an XRF instrument. It came in at 47,500 ppm lead (+/- 1,500 ppm). For context: The amount of lead that is considered unsafe in a newly manufactured item intended for children is 90 ppm in the coating […]

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#Leaded: Spode Yellow Albany Pattern

This Spode brand yellow “Albany” pattern china (Made in England) was positive for lead when tested with an XRF instrument. It came in at 43,900 ppm lead (+/- 1,400 ppm). For context: the amount of lead that is considered unsafe in a newly manufactured item intended for children is 90 ppm in the coating or […]

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