Wow, that is one gorgeous tea pot. I love it! I love shopping in thrift stores, what a find! If you are concerned about lead in the ceramics, perhaps the information in this link will be helpful:
dude that is a great pot!! if you ever sell it i want first shot at it!
As beautiful as this pot is…. even as a display piece, I find it massive for me (I need to measure it, but probably around 250-280ml). If I had tea friends then I would want to use it for multiple cups, but sadly I don’t. So I probably will end up selling or trading it. Most likely trading it for various teaware. Feel free to make me a trade offer via pm.
Our health department will test houses for lead paint free. They might do the pot, especially if you took it to them! I bought the test kit at Lowe’s for a few dollars and tested some china I inherited. Sadly, many of the pieces were leaching lead so I couldn’t use it.
That’s a great idea. I’ve never looked into typical ceramic toxins so idk what to look for. I would think lead is one of the worst, and I would feel much better if i were to test it before selling or trading it. There’s absolutely no paint on it though, so idk why there would be lead…. but i know they find many ways to utilize lead. As far as other production toxins…. idk why the artist would meticulously craft something like this if it wasn’t going to be used…. so any toxins would probably be unknown at the time this was made I’d think. Anyway, thanks for the tip!