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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Waterford Wedding Couple Bride Groom Lead Crystal Sculpture in box
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PAIR of BLOCK Lead CRYSTAL Casablanca HURRICANE LAMPS Criss Cross Diamonds
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SHANNON CRYSTAL Designs of Ireland Martini Glass Pink 24 Lead Margarita DF
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Vintage Waterford Leaded Crystal Blue Periwinkle Egg 2 1 2 inch PAPERWEIGHT
Vintage Waterford Leaded Crystal Blue Periwinkle Egg 2 1 2 inch PAPERWEIGHT
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FOOTED CRYSTAL BOWL 24 LEAD HAND CUT VIOLETTA POLAND FROSTED FLOWER HEAVY
FOOTED CRYSTAL BOWL 24 LEAD HAND CUT VIOLETTA POLAND FROSTED FLOWER HEAVY
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6 3 4 AshTray Ash tray smoking Lead Crystal Glass Waterford Giftware 5 6 lbs
6 3 4 AshTray Ash tray smoking Lead Crystal Glass Waterford Giftware 5 6 lbs
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Irena Collection Cake Plate 24 Leaded Crystal 8916 Poland New with Box
Irena Collection Cake Plate 24 Leaded Crystal 8916 Poland New with Box
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NEW FOSTORIA SET 4 LEAD CRYSTAL TALL BEVERAGE WATER GLASS HAND CRAFTED ROMANI
NEW FOSTORIA SET 4 LEAD CRYSTAL TALL BEVERAGE WATER GLASS HAND CRAFTED ROMANI
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IMPERLUX HAND CUT 24 LEAD CRYSTAL BOWL ETCHED SAWTOOTH RIM GERMANY
IMPERLUX HAND CUT 24 LEAD CRYSTAL BOWL ETCHED SAWTOOTH RIM GERMANY
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MARQUIS BY WATERFORD LEAD CRYSTAL ROSELLE PICTURE FRAME 35 X 5 NEW WITH TAGS
MARQUIS BY WATERFORD LEAD CRYSTAL ROSELLE PICTURE FRAME 35 X 5 NEW WITH TAGS
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Vintage Orrefors Leaded Crystal Vase Designed By Olle Alberius
Vintage Orrefors Leaded Crystal Vase Designed By Olle Alberius
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Cristal d Arques French Vase Lead Crystal Longchamp Pattern Original Sticker
Cristal d Arques French Vase Lead Crystal Longchamp Pattern Original Sticker
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Candlestick Holders Mikasa TwoLead Crystal
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Vintage Hofbauer Lead Crystal Bouquet Vase from the Byrdes Collection 1315 c1
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vintage round lead crystal decanter
vintage round lead crystal decanter
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CREAMER SUGAR LEAD 24 Lead CRYSTAL GALLERIA MADE IN FRANCE NEW
CREAMER SUGAR LEAD 24 Lead CRYSTAL GALLERIA MADE IN FRANCE NEW
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2 Princess House Highlights 24 Lead Crystal 3 Way Candle Holders 845
2 Princess House Highlights 24 Lead Crystal 3 Way Candle Holders 845
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Beautiful Lead Crystal Clear Birds 4 Footed Glass Bowl
Beautiful Lead Crystal Clear Birds 4 Footed Glass Bowl
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Gus Khrustalny Etched Russian 24 Lead Crystal Long Stem Glass 4CR
Gus Khrustalny Etched Russian 24 Lead Crystal Long Stem Glass 4CR
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Gus Khrustalny Etched Russian Lead Crystal Pedestal Bowl 1CR
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New TOWLE Full Lead Crystal 6 1 2 CandleStick Holder with Tags Australi M
New TOWLE Full Lead Crystal 6 1 2 CandleStick Holder with Tags Australi M
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Vintage Lead Crystal Glass HEAVY Bowl Vase Basket  Pitcher
Vintage Lead Crystal Glass HEAVY Bowl Vase Basket Pitcher
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Vintage Lead Crystal Glass Basket
Vintage Lead Crystal Glass Basket
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Vintage Large WATERFORD PINWHEEL Lead Crystal Bowl 8 1 4
Vintage Large WATERFORD PINWHEEL Lead Crystal Bowl 8 1 4
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Signed Mats Jonasson Sweden Lead Crystal Cat Kitten Art Glass Sculpture Perfect
Signed Mats Jonasson Sweden Lead Crystal Cat Kitten Art Glass Sculpture Perfect
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DANSK CRYSTAL POLAR BEAR SCULPTURE PAPERWEIGHT LEAD AUSTRIA VINTAGE ANTIQUE
DANSK CRYSTAL POLAR BEAR SCULPTURE PAPERWEIGHT LEAD AUSTRIA VINTAGE ANTIQUE
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AJKA ADORLEE CRANBERRY CASED CUT TO CLEAR LEAD CRYSTAL DECANTER
AJKA ADORLEE CRANBERRY CASED CUT TO CLEAR LEAD CRYSTAL DECANTER
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2 NEW BOHEMIAN CUT LEAD CRYSTAL CANDLE VOTIVE VOTIVES AS PICTURED
2 NEW BOHEMIAN CUT LEAD CRYSTAL CANDLE VOTIVE VOTIVES AS PICTURED
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Lead Crystal Fatima Paperweight
Lead Crystal Fatima Paperweight
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Gus Khrustalny Etched Russian 24 Lead Crystal Bowl 6CR
Gus Khrustalny Etched Russian 24 Lead Crystal Bowl 6CR
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Sparkling Lead Crystal Vase Pinwheel Pattern 85 inches tall Vintage
Sparkling Lead Crystal Vase Pinwheel Pattern 85 inches tall Vintage
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Vtg Mikasa Austrian Lead Crystal Tee Time Golf Ball Wine Bottle Stopper
Vtg Mikasa Austrian Lead Crystal Tee Time Golf Ball Wine Bottle Stopper
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LEAD CRYSTAL VASE 12 1 4 tall Etched Flowers J
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PAIR OF IMPERLUX GREEN CUT TO CLEAR LEAD CRYSTAL CANDLESTICKS  MINT
PAIR OF IMPERLUX GREEN CUT TO CLEAR LEAD CRYSTAL CANDLESTICKS MINT
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LEAD CRYSTAL CUT GLASS MIKASA VASE 10 TALL X 6  WIDE PERFECT CONDITION 403
LEAD CRYSTAL CUT GLASS MIKASA VASE 10 TALL X 6 WIDE PERFECT CONDITION 403
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Ligonier 24 full Lead Crystal Beverage Glass  Set of 4
Ligonier 24 full Lead Crystal Beverage Glass Set of 4
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Lead Crystal Covered Candy Dish Hobstar  Pinwheel Pattern 425  Unmarked
Lead Crystal Covered Candy Dish Hobstar Pinwheel Pattern 425 Unmarked
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Leaded crystal glass flower vase diamond pattern home decor dining tableware
Leaded crystal glass flower vase diamond pattern home decor dining tableware
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Shannon 24 Lead Crystal Large Cutlery Flatware Holder Caddy Designs of Ireland
Shannon 24 Lead Crystal Large Cutlery Flatware Holder Caddy Designs of Ireland
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LEAD CRYSTAL CUT GLASS VASE 10 TALL X 6  WIDE PERFECT CONDITION 402
LEAD CRYSTAL CUT GLASS VASE 10 TALL X 6 WIDE PERFECT CONDITION 402
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