Here’s a cognac decanter. We bought it in Prague, and we spent a whole day on finding the perfect one. I remember seeing the word “lead” on every crystal item and I even asked my husband if it was safe to drink liquids from something that contained lead. “Of course it is okay! Besides, the amount is too small. You worry too much…” were his exact words. So the first thing he did, when we arrived home, was pour a whole bottle of cognac into the decanter. But I guess I had managed to plant a seed of doubt in his mind, because the second thing he did was google “crystal”, “lead” and “danger”… just to make sure. The third thing he did was pour the cognac back into its original bottle :). Apparently it’s dangerous to store alcoholic beverages in lead crystal decanters. So now we have this beautiful item that will probably stay empty, next to a window…refracting light.