Archive | Vintage Dishes


Syracuse China “Old Ivory” “Made In America” Tea Cup: 26,200 ppm Lead [90 ppm Lead is unsafe for kids.]

Antique Syracuse China “Made In America” Old Ivory Teacup; Tested positive for lead (Pb) at 26,200 ppm when tested with an XRF instrument. For context: the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a newly manufactured item intended for use by children is 90 ppm lead or higher (in the paint, glaze or coating.) […]

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#AskTamara: Does Vintage Fiestaware Have Lead? Does New Fiestaware Have Lead?

#AskTamara Questions:  Does Vintage Fiestaware Have Lead? Does New Fiestaware Have Lead? Answers: Definitely yes & sometimes yes! Below is a vintage teal colored Fiestaware custard cup. When tested with an XRF instrument it was positive for lead (Pb) at 73,500 ppm (seventy three thousand five hundred parts per million.) The only relevant modern standard that […]

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#LeadedDishes: Vintage Metal Toy Plate

Vintage toy metal plate with owl: 465 ppm lead •  343 ppm arsenic Tested with an XRF The amount of lead considered unsafe in items manufactured today as intended for children is 90 ppm lead or higher. (so this would NOT be considered lead-safe.) Dishes are not sold as “intended for children” so total lead […]

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Vintage Arcoroc Clear Glass Plate: 256 ppm Lead

Vintage Arcoroc Clear Glass Plate (year unknown), Made in France. When tested with an XRF instrument the dish pictured here was positive at the following level: 256 ppm Lead. This is common with vintage clear glass (and especially vintage clear glass that was made in France.) New clear glass should be Lead-free. Here are some links […]

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Vintage Pyrex Teacup & Saucer with Pink Stripe & Gold Edge: 79,800 ppm Lead + Cadmium Too

Made in USA: Pyrex; cup & saucer: 79,800 ppm Lead (Pb) & 1,962 ppm Cadmium (Cd). Most ceramics or glass items that are tinted pink or red have some level of cadmium in them. This is especially true for the vintage or antique items. To learn more about the concern for Cadmium (Cd) toxicity Click […]

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“Orange Fiesta” Pattern Vintage Pyrex Casserole with Lid, 1971: 55,000 ppm Lead

Vintage Pyrex “Orange Fiesta” pattern casserole with fruit images on lid. 1971. When tested with an XRF instrument this vintage cookware piece had the following readings: Solid orange of base: 55,000 ppm Lead It also tested positive for: 3,783 ppm Cadmium, 83 ppm Barium, 79 ppm Chromium, 47 ppm Bromine, & for fun – 2,068 […]

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