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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Vintage Leaded Crystal Decanter with Stopper
Vintage Leaded Crystal Decanter with Stopper
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Set 2 MIKASA UPTOWN Vertical Swirl Clear Lead Crystal Champagne Flutes Glasses
Set 2 MIKASA UPTOWN Vertical Swirl Clear Lead Crystal Champagne Flutes Glasses
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Hefty GORHAM full lead crystal bowlAlthea pattern 825 inchesWest Germany
Hefty GORHAM full lead crystal bowlAlthea pattern 825 inchesWest Germany
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Princess House Austria Leaded Crystal Angel Snowflake Retired Collection
Princess House Austria Leaded Crystal Angel Snowflake Retired Collection
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St George Toscany Classic Muirfield Series 6 1 2 24 Fine Lead Crystal Vase USA
St George Toscany Classic Muirfield Series 6 1 2 24 Fine Lead Crystal Vase USA
$14.99
HEAVY LEAD CRYSTAL MILK CREAMER PITCHER ELEGANT PINWHEEL STAR DESIGN
HEAVY LEAD CRYSTAL MILK CREAMER PITCHER ELEGANT PINWHEEL STAR DESIGN
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Princess House Full Lead Crystal 3 Place Candle Holder
Princess House Full Lead Crystal 3 Place Candle Holder
$6.99
Vintage Cristal DArques France Heavy 24 Lead Crystal Square Candle Holder
Vintage Cristal DArques France Heavy 24 Lead Crystal Square Candle Holder
$18.00
Svoboda Lead Crystal Smoke Glass Czechoslovokia 6 SIDED DIE Casino Gamble Craps
Svoboda Lead Crystal Smoke Glass Czechoslovokia 6 SIDED DIE Casino Gamble Craps
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One 24 Lead Crystal Pedestal Pitcher 10 1 4 Zajecan Made in Yugoslavia
One 24 Lead Crystal Pedestal Pitcher 10 1 4 Zajecan Made in Yugoslavia
$19.80
AJKA ALCAMO AMETHYST PURPLE CASED CUT TO CLEAR LEAD CRYSTAL CORDIALS Set of 2
AJKA ALCAMO AMETHYST PURPLE CASED CUT TO CLEAR LEAD CRYSTAL CORDIALS Set of 2
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AJKA HUNGARY RUBY RED CASED CUT TO CLEAR LEAD CRYSTAL WINE GOBLETS Set of 6
AJKA HUNGARY RUBY RED CASED CUT TO CLEAR LEAD CRYSTAL WINE GOBLETS Set of 6
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24 Lead Crystal Vase Solid  Heavy Samobor by Rogaska Slovenia 8
24 Lead Crystal Vase Solid Heavy Samobor by Rogaska Slovenia 8
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2 Towle Lead Crystal Candlestick Holders Matching Swirl Cups Stemware Extra Nice
2 Towle Lead Crystal Candlestick Holders Matching Swirl Cups Stemware Extra Nice
$6.99
Gus Khrustalny Etched Russian 24 Lead Crystal Tall Beer Mug 28CR
Gus Khrustalny Etched Russian 24 Lead Crystal Tall Beer Mug 28CR
$8.99
Vintage Tall Cut Lead Crystal Floral Design Hourglass Shape Vase
Vintage Tall Cut Lead Crystal Floral Design Hourglass Shape Vase
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BLOCK Crystal Lead Free Pitcher 9 3 4 50 oz Made in Poland NEW WITH TAGS FLAW
BLOCK Crystal Lead Free Pitcher 9 3 4 50 oz Made in Poland NEW WITH TAGS FLAW
$24.99
Bleikristall Lead Crystal Cat Figurine made in Germany Gorgeous
Bleikristall Lead Crystal Cat Figurine made in Germany Gorgeous
$13.13
14 TOWLE CZECH REPUBLIC LEAD CRYSTAL CUT VASE CENTERPIECE
14 TOWLE CZECH REPUBLIC LEAD CRYSTAL CUT VASE CENTERPIECE
$34.99
Vintage Leaded Crystal Bud Flower Vase 6
Vintage Leaded Crystal Bud Flower Vase 6
$14.95
Laurie Gates FOREVER DIAMONDS 24 Lead Crystal Bowl  NEW  667229
Laurie Gates FOREVER DIAMONDS 24 Lead Crystal Bowl NEW 667229
$50.00
BEAUTIFUL 12 LEAD CRYSTAL VASE MADE IN POLAND LG HEAVY HAND CUT GLASS
BEAUTIFUL 12 LEAD CRYSTAL VASE MADE IN POLAND LG HEAVY HAND CUT GLASS
$39.99
Block glass crystal vase 7 inch footed pedestal hand crafted 24 full lead
Block glass crystal vase 7 inch footed pedestal hand crafted 24 full lead
$18.99
Set of 2 Mikasa Lead Crystal Candle Holders in Original Box 101514
Set of 2 Mikasa Lead Crystal Candle Holders in Original Box 101514
$12.00
Mint Capri 24 Lead Crystal 6oz Glasses Set of 2
Mint Capri 24 Lead Crystal 6oz Glasses Set of 2
$6.00
Deplomb 24 Lead Crystal Praying Angel Candleholder 6 X 6 X 3  USED
Deplomb 24 Lead Crystal Praying Angel Candleholder 6 X 6 X 3 USED
$2.99
Crystal Egg shape candy dish 24 lead crystal Made in Yugoslavia
Crystal Egg shape candy dish 24 lead crystal Made in Yugoslavia
$14.99
CRISTAL dArques Lead Crystal Bleikristall 24 17cl Longchamp Glasses set 6
CRISTAL dArques Lead Crystal Bleikristall 24 17cl Longchamp Glasses set 6
$20.00
Hofbauer Collection 24 Lead Crystal Cream  Sugar w Underplate
Hofbauer Collection 24 Lead Crystal Cream Sugar w Underplate
$10.00
Tritschler Winterhalder Bleikristall 24 Lead Crystal Glass Small Vase
Tritschler Winterhalder Bleikristall 24 Lead Crystal Glass Small Vase
$12.00
CRISTAL DARQUES 24 LEAD CRYSTAL LONGCHAMP 6 HI BALL GLASSES 10 OZ Box
CRISTAL DARQUES 24 LEAD CRYSTAL LONGCHAMP 6 HI BALL GLASSES 10 OZ Box
$34.99
Gorham Candle Holder Full Lead Crystal Swallow Dove Bird West Germany C352
Gorham Candle Holder Full Lead Crystal Swallow Dove Bird West Germany C352
$8.00
ROYAL LIMITED CRYSTAL 24 FULL LEAD CRYSTAL PEDESTAL ROSE CAKE PLATE NIB CZECH
ROYAL LIMITED CRYSTAL 24 FULL LEAD CRYSTAL PEDESTAL ROSE CAKE PLATE NIB CZECH
$39.99
Two Lead Glass bowls 5 round Glass bowls Lead Crystal Hand cut German Bowls
Two Lead Glass bowls 5 round Glass bowls Lead Crystal Hand cut German Bowls
$30.25
Villeroy  Boch Salome Hand Made Wine Glass Set of 4 Lead Crystal Stemware
Villeroy Boch Salome Hand Made Wine Glass Set of 4 Lead Crystal Stemware
$22.00
Bear Paperweight Leaded Crystal with Label Princess House Excellent Condition
Bear Paperweight Leaded Crystal with Label Princess House Excellent Condition
$6.99
2 Gorgeous Clear 8 Tall Lead Crystal Taper Candle Stick Holders
2 Gorgeous Clear 8 Tall Lead Crystal Taper Candle Stick Holders
$39.00
Gorgeous French Cristal dArques Lead Crystal Violin Paper Weight Window Sitter
Gorgeous French Cristal dArques Lead Crystal Violin Paper Weight Window Sitter
$49.00
ROYAL LIMITED CRYSTAL 24 FULL LEAD CRYSTAL LARGE PEDESTAL BOWL CZECH REP NIB
ROYAL LIMITED CRYSTAL 24 FULL LEAD CRYSTAL LARGE PEDESTAL BOWL CZECH REP NIB
$31.99
WHITE WINE GLASSES 4 Lead Free Crystal Hand Blown Painted Etched Grapes BACCHUS
WHITE WINE GLASSES 4 Lead Free Crystal Hand Blown Painted Etched Grapes BACCHUS
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