Is safe to drink from pink lustre ware?

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Is safe to drink from pink lustre ware?

Postby collector » Dec 18th, '11, 22:16

Hello

Is safe to drink for pink lustre ware like this one on the picture?

Thanks

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Re: Is safe to drink from pink lustre ware?

Postby TIM » Dec 18th, '11, 22:43

collector wrote:Hello

Is safe to drink for pink lustre ware like this one on the picture?

Thanks


What will you be drinking?

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Re: Is safe to drink from pink lustre ware?

Postby Dresden » Dec 18th, '11, 23:11

You can get a lead test stick from your local hardware store (Lowe's, Home Depot, etc) if lead in the glaze is your concern. I used one to test a set and as it turns out the outside design was lead based, but not the internal glaze.

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Re: Is safe to drink from pink lustre ware?

Postby collector » Dec 19th, '11, 08:15

I would drink tea, or coffe with mik.

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Re: Is safe to drink from pink lustre ware?

Postby In search of truth » Dec 20th, '11, 14:48

The cup is leadglazed and nowadays it would not be adviseable to drink from.

However,the occasional cup of tea should be o.k.

Nice cup by the way,circa 1820 London shaped handle and probably Staffordshire rather than Sunderland.

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