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Vintage dishware- Any issues?

hobbess | Dec 30, 201305:36 PM

I've decided to finally step up and get some better dishware. And, I figured I could find some good deals on some vintage dishware on Craigslist. There's gotta be so many dishware that gets registered for weddings but never really got used as our society has gotten more casual.

But, then, I read this article about the safety of eating off vintage plates:

It was specifically talking about Fiestaware, but I'm troubled by this sentence, "First, as a bit of background, FDA established and began enforcing limits on leachable lead in tableware 40 years ago. Obviously, any ware, Fiestaware or otherwise, manufactured prior to that era was not subject to FDA limits, because they didn’t exist."

Do I need to worry about this issue for porcelain and bone china dishware that's over forty years old? And, are there any other issues with vintage dishware that I should be concerned or look out for?

I saw a good deal for some old Wedgewood, even though there's way too many pieces for me. But, now I don't know if I should buy it.

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