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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DePlomb 24 Lead Crystal Cut Vase
DePlomb 24 Lead Crystal Cut Vase
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Decorative Heavy Lead Crystal Vase 9 Tall Shipped Free
Decorative Heavy Lead Crystal Vase 9 Tall Shipped Free
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Hofbauer West German Lead Crystal Tulip Flower Plate Trinket Box Dish Set of 3
Hofbauer West German Lead Crystal Tulip Flower Plate Trinket Box Dish Set of 3
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6 FRENCH CUT LEAD CRYSTAL FANCY WINE GLASSES 3 WHITE and 3 RED VERY ELEGANT
6 FRENCH CUT LEAD CRYSTAL FANCY WINE GLASSES 3 WHITE and 3 RED VERY ELEGANT
$40.00
Gorham West Germany Nachtmann ALTHEA Lead Crystal 7 5 8 Salad Nut Fruit Bowl
Gorham West Germany Nachtmann ALTHEA Lead Crystal 7 5 8 Salad Nut Fruit Bowl
$49.99
2 WM Dalton French Lead Crystal Wine Org Box Verite Pattern Vintage Glasses
2 WM Dalton French Lead Crystal Wine Org Box Verite Pattern Vintage Glasses
$14.99
2 WM Dalton French Lead Crystal High Ball Org Box Verite Pattern Vintage Glass
2 WM Dalton French Lead Crystal High Ball Org Box Verite Pattern Vintage Glass
$16.99
2 WM Dalton French Lead Crystal Parfait Org Box Verite Pattern Vintage Glasses
2 WM Dalton French Lead Crystal Parfait Org Box Verite Pattern Vintage Glasses
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2 WM Dalton French Lead Crystal Beverage Org Box Verite Pattern Vintage Glass
2 WM Dalton French Lead Crystal Beverage Org Box Verite Pattern Vintage Glass
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2 WM Dalton French Lead Crystal Goblets Org Box Verite Pattern Vintage Glasses
2 WM Dalton French Lead Crystal Goblets Org Box Verite Pattern Vintage Glasses
$18.99
2 WM Dalton French Lead Crystal Cordial Org Box Verite Pattern Vintage Glasses
2 WM Dalton French Lead Crystal Cordial Org Box Verite Pattern Vintage Glasses
$12.99
Pair 7 MIKASA Lead Crystal City Lights Art Deco Candle Stick Holders New WO Box
Pair 7 MIKASA Lead Crystal City Lights Art Deco Candle Stick Holders New WO Box
$15.00
Vintage Cut Lead Crystal Glass Candy Compot Dish Bowl On the Pedestal
Vintage Cut Lead Crystal Glass Candy Compot Dish Bowl On the Pedestal
$25.00
Mats Jonasson Swedish lead crystal baby seal paper weight
Mats Jonasson Swedish lead crystal baby seal paper weight
$24.95
Hofbauer Lead Crystal Byrdes birds footed vase Germany Circa 1990
Hofbauer Lead Crystal Byrdes birds footed vase Germany Circa 1990
$17.65
VINTAGE USSR RUSSIAN LEAD CUT CRYSTAL PANEL CROSS HATCH OVAL BOWL LARGE HEAVY
VINTAGE USSR RUSSIAN LEAD CUT CRYSTAL PANEL CROSS HATCH OVAL BOWL LARGE HEAVY
$54.99
Pear Jam Jar Lead Crystal West Germany VGC still with sticker vintage
Pear Jam Jar Lead Crystal West Germany VGC still with sticker vintage
$17.50
Echt Bleikristall Lead Crystal German Cobalt Blue Wine Glass goblet
Echt Bleikristall Lead Crystal German Cobalt Blue Wine Glass goblet
$48.95
Hofbauer Byrds Collection Lead Crystal Bowl
Hofbauer Byrds Collection Lead Crystal Bowl
$50.00
NEW Set of 4 France CRISTAL DARQUES Longchamp Lead Crystal Stemmed Wine Glasses
NEW Set of 4 France CRISTAL DARQUES Longchamp Lead Crystal Stemmed Wine Glasses
$14.99
Princess House Wonders of the Wild SEAL SEA LION 24 Lead Crystal Figurine
Princess House Wonders of the Wild SEAL SEA LION 24 Lead Crystal Figurine
$12.99
Miller Rogaska Full Lead Crystal 4x6 Photo Frame
Miller Rogaska Full Lead Crystal 4x6 Photo Frame
$19.99
LEAD CRYSTAL DART CUT 6 OZ WINE STEMWARE 8
LEAD CRYSTAL DART CUT 6 OZ WINE STEMWARE 8
$8.99
Look 12 brand new matching Waterford cariffe wine lead crystal glasses
Look 12 brand new matching Waterford cariffe wine lead crystal glasses
$700.00
Towle Pair of 24 Lead Crystal Candlesticks 7 inch New in Box Made in Austria
Towle Pair of 24 Lead Crystal Candlesticks 7 inch New in Box Made in Austria
$8.96
Lead Crystal Princess House Vanity Tray Wheel Cut Pressed Glass Flower
Lead Crystal Princess House Vanity Tray Wheel Cut Pressed Glass Flower
$8.99
Vintage Cristal dArques 675 Vase Genuine Lead Crystal
Vintage Cristal dArques 675 Vase Genuine Lead Crystal
$7.99
Miller Rogaska Maestro Full Leaded Crystal Round Ball Christmas Ornament
Miller Rogaska Maestro Full Leaded Crystal Round Ball Christmas Ornament
$35.00
CRYSTAL TAILLE FRANCE DECANTER 24 LEAD CRYSTAL
CRYSTAL TAILLE FRANCE DECANTER 24 LEAD CRYSTAL
$45.00
Swans Lead Crystal Teleflora French Bowl Vase
Swans Lead Crystal Teleflora French Bowl Vase
$28.49
Gorgeous Gorham Sutherton 46 oz Pitcher Full Lead Crystal Lenox 11 Tall NIB
Gorgeous Gorham Sutherton 46 oz Pitcher Full Lead Crystal Lenox 11 Tall NIB
$28.95
2 Crystal Clear 24 Lead Stemmed Glass Wine Goblets Made In USA
2 Crystal Clear 24 Lead Stemmed Glass Wine Goblets Made In USA
$19.99
WORLDS FINEST IMPERLUX HANDCUT LEAD CRYSTAL 24 MADE IN WESTEREN GERMANY VASE
WORLDS FINEST IMPERLUX HANDCUT LEAD CRYSTAL 24 MADE IN WESTEREN GERMANY VASE
$6.99
Carafe lead crystal6 1 2 tall with crystal sopper Cut in a lovely pattern
Carafe lead crystal6 1 2 tall with crystal sopper Cut in a lovely pattern
$8.00
Imperlux Primrose Collection Lead Crystal Creamer and Covered Sugar Set Tray
Imperlux Primrose Collection Lead Crystal Creamer and Covered Sugar Set Tray
$30.00
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE 1960s HOYA LEAD CRYSTAL GLASS BASKET W PLASTIC HANDLE JAPAN
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE 1960s HOYA LEAD CRYSTAL GLASS BASKET W PLASTIC HANDLE JAPAN
$15.99
Ralph Lauren 24 Lead Crystal Argyle Highball Glasses 3 DISCONTINUED PATTERN
Ralph Lauren 24 Lead Crystal Argyle Highball Glasses 3 DISCONTINUED PATTERN
$19.69
CRYSTAL CLEAR 24 LEAD CRYSTAL PINWHEEL  STARS VASE 8 INCHES Brilliant
CRYSTAL CLEAR 24 LEAD CRYSTAL PINWHEEL STARS VASE 8 INCHES Brilliant
$34.99
Lead Crystal Holiday Time Christmas Tree Wine Bottle Stopper Mikasa Austria NIB
Lead Crystal Holiday Time Christmas Tree Wine Bottle Stopper Mikasa Austria NIB
$12.95
Sparkling Lead Flowerd Crystal Console Bowl with Three 3 Legs
Sparkling Lead Flowerd Crystal Console Bowl with Three 3 Legs
$69.00


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