Lead content in vintage china - specifically Franciscan?
I have been dying to buy some vintage Franciscan apple pieces, but I'd like to actually use them to feed my family - and I'm a bit worried about the possibility of lead being used in the glaze and/or paint. I've googled "Franciscan + lead" to no avail. Can anyone here enlighten me? I know that reproduction pieces are still being made today, but something tells me they will not be as pretty, and (need it be said) I'm a sucker for anything old. But I would consider new pieces as long as they are a creamy color like the old ones (no bright white for me!), so if anyone can speak about the color matching of new vs. old, I'd love to hear that too.