As long as you take precautions and use common sense, your Syracuse China wont explode in the kiln. You can glaze and fire your new dishes, plates and cups safely.
Does Syracuse China have lead in it?
Over the years I have tested a LOT of Syracuse brand china. All of the vintage Syracuse pieces I have tested have been very high lead. This particular piece tested positive with an XRF as containing more than 10% lead in the glaze!
Is Syracuse China dishwasher safe?
Durable china in the 2lst century means china that can easily go from a cold refrigerator to the inside of a microwave oven for fast heating. It also means china that can easily withstand the heat of the dishwasher. Syracuse China is still in business today under the ownership of Libbey Inc.
Do Villeroy and Boch dishes contain lead?
Production by Villeroy & Boch stands for the highest quality from the very beginning: from the careful selection of topquality raw materials through the exclusive use of lead-free, extremely even double-fired glazes and decorative paints that have been tested for harmful substances, all the way to the use of innovative
Is there lead in old china?
Your grandmothers antique china or her old mixing bowls can contain lead. Many of the old glazes used on antique or vintage china contain some level of lead. If your china is highly decorated or multicolored, there is a better chance that it contains lead glazing or decorations using lead.