With a nod to days gone by, a little sterling silver Frozen Charlotte doll wearing her conical hat necklace pendant ... a Goody Charlotte necklace pendant ... historic whimsical doll jewelry.
Back in 17th century Puritan New England Goody was a way to address married older women of a lower social status. It was paired with her surname, for example, Goody Gray with Goody being short for "Goodwife." The men of the same social status were addressed "Goodman" and the terms Goody and Goodman denoted church membership, as those who belonged to the church were “good".
Sadly, there were many "Goody's" in the court records during the horrific witch trials and many were executed. What horrific times they were!
- approximate measurement - 1 1/4" x 3/8” (30mm x 1mm)
- photographed with a US dime for scale
- doll and hat metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- charm only - the sterling silver chains are sold separately here where you can select a shiny silver chain or a darkened oxidized chain (shown in photos) in the length and style of your choice
Crafted by replicating an antique porcelain Frozen Charlotte doll that dates back to 1860 and a little witch hat that I carved from a chunk of wax and had Goody Charlotte lost wax cast in sterling silver. The original porcelain frozen charlotte doll is shown in the 4th picture ...she had been unearthed after decades in the ground so her wear and tear is evident on the casting.
*The original Frozen Charlotte dolls were one piece, un-jointed (thus frozen), porcelain dolls made during the 19th and early 20th centuries and most were made in Germany.
Their sizes ranged from 1” to 18” and the dolls were in a standing position and naked
The popularity of Frozen Charlotte dolls can be attributed, in part, to the fact that their relatively low price allowed children to accumulate a collection of dolls with which to play.
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Impressed with history!
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