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#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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#LeadedDishes: Bauer Los Angeles Plate, Green

Green plate, vintage Bauer, Los Angeles: 430,100 parts per million lead. Tested negative with Lead Check swab (which are designed to test for lead on painted surfaces – not pottery)- Why take the risk? The only way to know if lead is leaching is to send it to a lab. Better to have lead-free dishes […]

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#LeadedDishes: Bauer Los Angeles Plate, Orange

Orange plate, vintage Bauer, Los Angeles: 459,300 parts per million lead. [Sorry about the fuzzy photo!] Tested negative with Lead Check swab (which are designed to test for lead on painted surfaces – not pottery)- Why take the risk? The only way to know is lead is leaching is to send it to a lab. […]

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#LeadedDishes: Bauer Los Angeles Plate, Blue

Blue plate, vintage Bauer, Los Angeles: 434,800 parts per million lead. Tested negative with Lead Check swab (which are designed to test for lead on painted surfaces – not pottery)- Why take the risk? The only way to know is lead is leaching is to send it to a lab. Better to have lead-free dishes […]

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Vintage Bauer Los Angeles Blue Mixing Bowl: 474,100 ppm Lead

Blue  vintage mixing bowl by  “Bauer, Los Angeles”. When tested with an XRF instrument the bowl pictured had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 454,100 parts per million (ppm) on the outside Lead (Pb): 474,100 ppm on the inside (the FOOD SURFACE of the bowl!) Important to note, the bowl also tested negative with Lead Check […]

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