Lead Crystal

I'm looking for information about lead crystal decanters?

Is having lead in the glass really that harmful?

Do wine connoisseurs insist on lead crystal decanters when at upscale parties? Is it just for the sake of tradition?

How long does it take for the lead to contaminate the wine? Can I leave wine in there overnight without being afraid that I'm poisoning the wine?

How is lead crystal glass made? It's supposedly 'cut glass' as opposed to blown glass or other ways, but what exactly does that mean?

The Washington Post did an article about this. I don't have any other info, but this should answer some of your questions.

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LENOX Crystal Diamond Bowl Full Leaded Crystal Czech Republic Certificate
LENOX Crystal Diamond Bowl Full Leaded Crystal Czech Republic Certificate
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NIB SET OF 4 CAMBRIDGE 24 EUROPEAN LEAD CRYSTAL ALL PURPOSE GOBLETS
NIB SET OF 4 CAMBRIDGE 24 EUROPEAN LEAD CRYSTAL ALL PURPOSE GOBLETS
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New Waterford Lead Crystal 2014 Signature Seahorse Ornament Christmas Tree
New Waterford Lead Crystal 2014 Signature Seahorse Ornament Christmas Tree
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ROGASKA ETCHED SIX BRANDY SNIFTERS QUEEN PATTERN LEAD CRYSTAL UNUSED
ROGASKA ETCHED SIX BRANDY SNIFTERS QUEEN PATTERN LEAD CRYSTAL UNUSED
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LEAD CRYSTAL GLASS RIBBED COVERED POWDER TRINKET BOX
LEAD CRYSTAL GLASS RIBBED COVERED POWDER TRINKET BOX
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Vintage Gloria Vanderbilt Signed Heavy 24 Lead Crystal Glass Swan Bowl Vase
Vintage Gloria Vanderbilt Signed Heavy 24 Lead Crystal Glass Swan Bowl Vase
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Large Lenox Gorham Full Leaded Cut Crystal Althea Serving Bowl New Boxed
Large Lenox Gorham Full Leaded Cut Crystal Althea Serving Bowl New Boxed
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Set of 11 Norway Full Lead Cut Crystal Goblet Sorbet Wine or Dessert Glasses
Set of 11 Norway Full Lead Cut Crystal Goblet Sorbet Wine or Dessert Glasses
$110.00
NEW Boxed Set Of 4 Saks Fifth Avenue Lead Crystal Martini Glasses
NEW Boxed Set Of 4 Saks Fifth Avenue Lead Crystal Martini Glasses
$149.99
2 Vintage Violetta 24 Lead Crystal Candle Holders Made in Poland
2 Vintage Violetta 24 Lead Crystal Candle Holders Made in Poland
$19.99
signed Nachtmann lead cut crystal BOWL625 inchesperfect
signed Nachtmann lead cut crystal BOWL625 inchesperfect
$15.99
Rose Bowl Lead Crystal Prague Czech Republic Large R1409301
Rose Bowl Lead Crystal Prague Czech Republic Large R1409301
$39.99
ADORABLE VINTAGE PRINCESS HOUSE LEAD CRYSTAL SLEEPING PUPPY DOG FIGURINE
ADORABLE VINTAGE PRINCESS HOUSE LEAD CRYSTAL SLEEPING PUPPY DOG FIGURINE
$9.50
2X Ajka Crystal Champagne Saucers made of 24 lead Crystal Marsala Saucer PAIR
2X Ajka Crystal Champagne Saucers made of 24 lead Crystal Marsala Saucer PAIR
$150.00
Lenox lead crystal sitting cat
Lenox lead crystal sitting cat
$9.95
Lenox lead crystal walking cat
Lenox lead crystal walking cat
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Crystal Clear 24 Lead Crystal Pinwheel  Star Vase Made In Poland
Crystal Clear 24 Lead Crystal Pinwheel Star Vase Made In Poland
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Lead Crystal Vase
Lead Crystal Vase
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6 CRISTAL DARQUES 24 LEAD CRYSTAL WINE WATER GLASSES GOBLETS FRANCE
6 CRISTAL DARQUES 24 LEAD CRYSTAL WINE WATER GLASSES GOBLETS FRANCE
$39.99
American Brilliant Bowl Vintage 8 Lead Crystal
American Brilliant Bowl Vintage 8 Lead Crystal
$29.99
Oval Top Lead Crystal Vase
Oval Top Lead Crystal Vase
$15.00
Stunning Vintage Crystal DArques Masquerade Lead Crystal Tall Bud Vase
Stunning Vintage Crystal DArques Masquerade Lead Crystal Tall Bud Vase
$9.99
4 Cristal dArques Longchamp Goblet 8 Oz Wine Water Glass 24 Lead Crystal
4 Cristal dArques Longchamp Goblet 8 Oz Wine Water Glass 24 Lead Crystal
$9.99
Crystal Clear Ind Yugoslavia 24 Lead Crystal Handcut Pitcher
Crystal Clear Ind Yugoslavia 24 Lead Crystal Handcut Pitcher
$39.99
2 Crystal Lead Crystal Paperweight Vintage Art Glass Mint
2 Crystal Lead Crystal Paperweight Vintage Art Glass Mint
$21.99
Gorham Althea Cut full lead Crystal candy nut Bowl 4 1 2 inches W Germany w box
Gorham Althea Cut full lead Crystal candy nut Bowl 4 1 2 inches W Germany w box
$4.00
Vtg clear heavy Hand Cut 24 Lead CRYSTAL CANDY DISH  LID Covered Footed Square
Vtg clear heavy Hand Cut 24 Lead CRYSTAL CANDY DISH LID Covered Footed Square
$29.99
Rare ORION Signed ORREFORS Sweden Lars Hellsten Glass Lead Crystal bowl dish EUC
Rare ORION Signed ORREFORS Sweden Lars Hellsten Glass Lead Crystal bowl dish EUC
$29.99
VINTAGE RARE ORREFORS Sweden Lead Crystal Candy Dish MARIN CUT Glass Bowl SIGNED
VINTAGE RARE ORREFORS Sweden Lead Crystal Candy Dish MARIN CUT Glass Bowl SIGNED
$29.99
Lead Crystal Vase
Lead Crystal Vase
$10.00
ATLANTIS Lead Crystal Lantern Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder NEW
ATLANTIS Lead Crystal Lantern Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder NEW
$24.99
Large Gorham Althea Lead Crystal Candy Dish w Lid
Large Gorham Althea Lead Crystal Candy Dish w Lid
$9.99
Vint PRINCESS HOUSE 813 Lead Crystal TEDDY BEAR Figurine PAPERWEIGHT w STICKER
Vint PRINCESS HOUSE 813 Lead Crystal TEDDY BEAR Figurine PAPERWEIGHT w STICKER
$3.00
Edna Hibel relief style lead crystal 8 x 675 x 2 etched signed DEBLOT
Edna Hibel relief style lead crystal 8 x 675 x 2 etched signed DEBLOT
$299.99
Marquis by Waterford Lead Crystal Solitaire Jewel Paperweight 107974 w Box NR
Marquis by Waterford Lead Crystal Solitaire Jewel Paperweight 107974 w Box NR
$14.50
1 1 2 QUART LEADED CUT CRYSTAL GLASS PITCHER STAR  FLOWER APPLIED HANDLE
1 1 2 QUART LEADED CUT CRYSTAL GLASS PITCHER STAR FLOWER APPLIED HANDLE
$14.99
MIKASA LEAD CRYSTAL GLASS QUARTZ CLOCK GERMANY STARFIRE PATTERN GP21789
MIKASA LEAD CRYSTAL GLASS QUARTZ CLOCK GERMANY STARFIRE PATTERN GP21789
$16.00
Lead Crystal Pinwheel Candy Bowl Cut Steeple Lid Footed Bulgaria
Lead Crystal Pinwheel Candy Bowl Cut Steeple Lid Footed Bulgaria
$18.97
Vintage Echt Bleikristall Hand Cut Lead Crystal Heart Vase  Box Western Germany
Vintage Echt Bleikristall Hand Cut Lead Crystal Heart Vase Box Western Germany
$36.84
Violetta Hand Cut 24 Lead Crystal Poland Ice Bucket Chest or Wine Cooler
Violetta Hand Cut 24 Lead Crystal Poland Ice Bucket Chest or Wine Cooler
$69.99


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