An attractive ceramic dish featuring a cobalt blue-painted basketweave pattern flanking a center design of blue flowers. The dish measures 8" across the rim and sits 1 1/4" high. The bottom is marked with "Not for Food Use May Poison Foods For Decorative Purpose Only." The condition is very good.
Lead is used in decorative glazes on many ceramics, which helps create a shiny and vibrant appearance. When a piece is considered for decorative use only, it should not be used to serve food, especially acidic foods like tomatoes, which can release the lead, and when consumed may lead to health issues. If used for decorative purposes, the piece is safe to use.