Nancy Ann Storybook Queen of Hearts Doll
This vintage (1940s) Nancy Ann Storybook doll (“Queen of Hearts”) has a painted face that is 6,255 +/- 207 ppm lead. Her black painted shoes are 2,343 +/- 109 ppm lead. The amount of lead that is considered toxic/unsafe in an item made for children today is 90 ppm lead and higher.
In general you should keep vintage dolls (both plastic and ceramic) away from young children as they almost always have unsafe levels of lead and cadmium (and sometimes also have arsenic & mercury.)
This doll was tested with an XRF instrument. All components were tested. Exact year of this item is unknown as it is not marked, although my mother had these very same dolls from her childhood and she was born in 1942.
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