Godinger bought the Irish company that made Shannon Irish Crystal some years ago. It's now made in the Czech Republic, but Godinger kept the name as the brand for all its crystal. The crystal has no connection with Ireland.
Crystal glass contain lead.
No lead crystal is safe to drink/dispense from. All leaded crystal leaches lead into any beverage contained therein. Acidic beverages pull lead from crystal faster than other liquids. Even very small amounts of lead are unsafe for consumption and can cause brain damage.
True lead crystal glassware is rare nowadays because of its possible health risks. Lead-free crystal glass is typically sold nowadays because it does not contain lead oxide.
which glass contains lead in it? Crystal glass has lead in it. more about types of glass here: http://www.britglass.org.uk/AboutGlass/TypesofGlass.html
RY Crystal is Known to be a very fine "Lead Crystal" it is 30% lead which makes it a "Lead crystal" under the European crystal standards. Lead in a crystal means the amount of light it reflects, anything above 28% lead is considered as high quality. RY Crystal is a merging European crystal best known for their dazzaling shine on the Famous RY Crystal Chandeliers.
The inclusion of at least 24% lead oxide in the composition is required by law for crystal to be called full lead crystal. The lead lends brilliance and weight to the product. Crystal without lead is still crystal, i.e. clear glass, however, it is more commonly perceived as &quotglass". The lead also make the crystal softer and more conducive to cutting. This is why the lead crystal is cut and for the most part, the unleaded crystal is not cut.
If a decanter is lead crystal, there should be a mark on the bottom of the item. You can read more about lead crystal at http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-lead-crystal.htm.
No. It doesn't contain lead.
Lead is in the isometric crystal system.