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Lead Crystal Decanters & Carafes
  • Avoid storing food or beverages in crystal containers for extended periods of time.
  • Change liquid contents of all crystal containers frequently. This will help preserve the products finish, avoid film build-up and the chemical erosion of the crystals interior surface.
  • Prior to first use, fill with 50/50 solution of vinegar and water and let stand overnight. Rinse and dry.

 

 

 

 

Waterford crystal, which includes high-end goblets, tumblers, vases, bowls and other accessories, is made from a combination of ultra-white silica, potash and other minerals. Its high lead content--33-1/3 percent--gives it the clarity and brilliance for which it is known.

 

Their MARQUIS line is crystalline, which is lead free.

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Re: Lock & Lock Pitchers

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@sunshine45 : thanks for sharing.

That is why I enjoy displaying my beautiful Lismore pieces: a large bowl and S&P set which were wedding gifts and a decanter that I thrifted last year for $7.00.

Someone did not know to look for the watermark on the bottom- but I did. Smiley Happy

Also thrifted a small Waterford ladies' ashtray for $10.00 which repurposed perfectly as a tealight holder on my mantel.

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@Dinaki  Your Waterford pitcher is beautiful, even if off-topic.  I have a similar one that I put cut flowers in.  I would have a floor full of broken glass if I put anything other than LNL or something similar in the fridge.

The next time that I hear salt and ice together, it better be in a margarita!
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@sunshine45 wrote:
Lead Crystal Decanters & Carafes
  • Avoid storing food or beverages in crystal containers for extended periods of time.
  • Change liquid contents of all crystal containers frequently. This will help preserve the products finish, avoid film build-up and the chemical erosion of the crystals interior surface.
  • Prior to first use, fill with 50/50 solution of vinegar and water and let stand overnight. Rinse and dry.

 

 

 

 

Waterford crystal, which includes high-end goblets, tumblers, vases, bowls and other accessories, is made from a combination of ultra-white silica, potash and other minerals. Its high lead content--33-1/3 percent--gives it the clarity and brilliance for which it is known.

 

Their MARQUIS line is crystalline, which is lead free.


@sunshine45 THANKS!  I had forgotten Marquis is lead free!   I have read different things about the lead so  I guess  there is no definitive answer.  .  .but sometimes Ilike to use it.

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@Dinaki wrote:

a7ce053a6bd4bb5b5ec574e55a247d46.jpgI cannot put a plastic water pitcher on my table. I have a Waterford pitcher that I dress my table when I serve my daily meals.


This is truly beautiful, @Dinaki. Just stunning to me. 

 

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This exact image is on the Etsy site. It describes the pitcher as "Beautiful American Brilliant Period Cut Crystal Glass Pitcher, Pinwheel and Stars Design, Sawtooth Rim, 1900s, for $89.00" as some of you have already noted.

 

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