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Vintage Made In Japan Leaded Ceramic Santa Mug Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage Made In Japan Ceramic Santa Claus Christmas Mug: as high as 5,077 ppm Lead.

When tested with an XRF instrument, this vintage “Made in Japan” Santa mug was positive for Lead at the following levels: Outside Mug Lead (Pb) Level: 4,497 +/- 180 ppm Inside Mug Lead (Pb) Level: 5,077 +/- 177 ppm Non-Detect (ND/ Negative) for: Cadmium (Cd) Arsenic (As)  Mercury (Hg) By modern standards, the amount of […]

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“Old Town Blue” Pattern Vintage Pyrex Tea Cup, c.1972 – 1982: 17,700 ppm Lead

Vintage Pyrex mugs/ tea cups in the “Old Town Blue” pattern: The dark blue paint on these mugs tested positive for the following elements at the following levels (with a one-minute test, using an XRF instrument):   Lead (Pb): 17,700 +/- 500 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 154 +/- 12 ppm Arsenic (As): ND Mercury (Hg): ND […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Milk Glass Fire King Mug and Tray Set

Vintage Fire King Milk Glass Mug: 44, 600 ppm lead (on the blue painted surface.) Tested with an XRF instrument in 2014. If you have an interest in learning more about these posts (likely because you are new to my site!) please check out this post and this post for a start!  Thanks for visiting! […]

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Silver Bordered Vintage China Mug / Tea Cup: 104,700 ppm Lead

Mug with “silver” border (where your lips would go!) It turns out the “silver” is achieved by using Leaded glaze! Inside of cup is 845 ppm lead, “silver” border is 104,700 ppm Lead. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2014. I apologize that I did not capture information about the maker or pattern on this […]

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Vintage Johnson Brothers Mug: 50,600 ppm Lead

Made in England, Johnson Brothers Mug: 50,600 ppm lead. To learn more about XRF testing, Click Here. For context, the hazard level for a modern/newly manufactured toy is anything 90 ppm lead or greater in the paint or coating. There is no regulation** limiting total lead content in dishes as detected with an XRF (especially […]

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#Leaded: Yellow Unmarked Vintage Mug

Sunny yellow coffee mug; no mark or maker – 215,800 ppm lead! Hazard level for a modern/newly manufactured toy is anything 90 ppm lead or greater. There is no regulation** limiting total lead content in dishes as detected with an XRF (especially vintage dishes) & this one is cracked and crazing, so likely leaching lead […]

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1972 Handmade Christmas Mug / Teacup: 90,900 ppm Lead + Cadmium Too!

Vintage Handmade Christmas Mug from 1972: 90,900 ppm Lead (Pb). 9,617 ppm Cadmium (Cd). Read about #CadmiumConcerns here. For Context: the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a newly manufactured item intended for children is anything 90 ppm or higher in the paint, glaze or coating. Vintage dishes are not regulated. This Christmas cup […]

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Vintage Clarence Bone China Teacup: 56,700 ppm Lead

Clarence Bone China, Made in England, Teacup: 56,700 ppm Lead. —- For context: the amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is 90 ppm lead. Antiques and vintage items are not regulated and in most cases it is not required to mark them as containing lead (and being potentially […]

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