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Mikasa White Saucer Lead Safe Mama 1

Small White “French Countryside” Mikasa Saucer: 638 ppm Lead on the back logo.

Small White “French Countryside” Mikasa Saucer. When tested with an XRF instrument this dish had the following readings: Writing on Backmark: Lead (Pb): 638 +/- 37 ppm Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect / Negative Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect / Negative Arsenic (As): Non-Detect / Negative Barium (Ba): 635 +/- 60 ppm Chromium (Cr): Non-Detect / Negative Antimony (Sb): Non-Detect / Negative Selenium (Se): Non-Detect […]

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Johnson Brothers Fine China Plain White Scalloped Edges Lead Safe Mama 12

Johnson Brothers Fine English China White Plate With Scalloped Edges: 70,000+ ppm Lead

When tested with an XRF instrument this Johnson Brothers “Fine English China” White Plate With Scalloped Edges was positive for Lead at greater than 70,000 ppm. To learn more about XRF testing, Click HERE. To see more Johnson Brothers pieces I have tested, Click HERE. To see more vintage china I have tested, Click HERE. […]

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Cordon Bleu International Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

BIA Cordon Bleu International Plain White China Plate, Made in Indonesia: 6,081 ppm Lead (in the bottom logo.)

This plain white BIA Cordon Bleu International plate (purchased at New Seasons Market in Portland, Oregon – c. 2010) had the following readings when tested with an XRF instrument: Bottom Logo (picture above): Lead (Pb): 6,081 +/- 145 ppm Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect / Negative Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect / Negative Arsenic (As): Non-Detect / Negative Barium […]

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Ikea 365 White Ceramic Mug Made In Romania Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

White Ceramic Ikea 365 Mug, Made in Romania: Lead Safe

White Ceramic Ikea 365 Mug, Made in Romania: Lead Safe When tested with an XRF instrument, the readings on the mug picture here are as follows Lead (Pb):  37 +/- 11 ppm  Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect / Negative Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect / Negative Arsenic (As): Non-Detect / Negative Barium (Ba): 91 +/- 41 ppm Antimony (Sb): Non-Detect / Negative […]

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PB Classic Pottery Barn White Ceramic Mug Lead Safe Mama 2

Plain White Ceramic Pottery Barn PB Classic Mug: 2,528 ppm Lead on the Logo.

Plain White Ceramic Pottery Barn Mug. The logo on the bottom of this Pottery Barn PB Classic ceramic mug is positive for a fairly high level of lead. If you want a guideline on determining if your mug’s logo is leaded I have found the following rule to consistently be true (probably about 99% of […]

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Lead Free Crate n Barrel White Past Bowl Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

Lead Free: Large White Ceramic Crate & Barrel Martin Hunt Bistro Bowl

 Large White Ceramic Crate & Barrel Martin Hunt Design Bistro Bowl / Pasta Bowl. This piece is a GREAT example of how newly produced / newly manufactured/ newly sold items DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE ANY LEAD! Even the unglazed white ceramic edge (the circle around the logo on the base pictured above) was non-detect […]

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The Grate Plate Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

XRF Test Results for New (2018) “The Grate Plate” Garlic Grater

White Glazed “The Grate Plate” Garlic Grater. Made in USA. For grating garlic, ginger, peppers, nutmeg, carrots, shallots, chocolate, citrus zest, hard cheeses, etc. The conclusion I would draw from the XRF test results listed below is that the glaze on this item appears to be lead-free and is masking the (very trace levels of) […]

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Lenox Tin Can Alley Dinner Plate Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

XRF Test Results For Lenox Tin Can Alley “Seven” Dinner Plate

Lenox Tin Can Alley “Seven” Dinner Plate Food Surface/ Front of Plate Lead (Pb): Test One: 114 +/- 18 ppm [center of plate] Test Two: 76 +/- 17 ppm [ridged edge of plate] These levels of lead would be considered safe by all standards Other Elemental Metals (Food Surface Side of Plate): Zinc (Zn): 1,043 […]

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Crate And Barrel Made In Japan White Mug 1

#LeadFree: Crate & Barrel Made In Japan White Ceramic Mug

This Crate & Barrel white ceramic mug (Made In Japan) was negative (non-detect/ND) for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As) when tested with an XRF instrument. The glaze on the main part of the cup was positive for the following metals when tested with an XRF instrument: Barium (Ba): 131 +/- 42 […]

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Starbucks Ceramic Espresso Mug 2014 Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

#LeadFree: White Starbucks Espresso Mug, c. 2014

This small white Starbucks espresso mug was tested with an XRF instrument in June of 2014 and was negative for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As.) The year of manufacture of this piece is unknown, but it was fairly new at the time it was tested (sorry I did not think to […]

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