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With a nod to days gone by, a little sterling silver pumpkin head Frozen Charlotte doll necklace charm ... I suppose one could call it a jack o'lantern Charlotte necklace pendant ... historic whimsical doll jewelry.

- approximate measurement - 1 1/4" x just over 1/4” (30mm x 9mm) this includes the "pumpkin stem" loop attached to the pumpkin head
- photographed with a US dime for scale
- doll metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- this is for the pumpkin head charlotte charm only
- necklace chains are sold separately here

Hand crafted from an antique bisque porcelain penny doll, which dates back to 1850 - 1920, by molding the doll to create a wax model and then carving a tiny little jack o'lantern in wax. Next was the sad job of removing her little head to add the little pumpkin head. It was then cast in sterling silver, as was Charlottes little head ... I suggest wearing the little doll head earrings with the pumpkin head Charlotte ... you know, kind of keep her parts together. :) 

Find the little doll head earrings and more frozen charlotte jewelry here.

The original penny dolls were rigid one piece, un-jointed bisque porcelain dolls made during the 19th and early 20th centuries and most were made in Germany. The one inch sized dolls were commonly known as penny dolls or penny babies because they generally sold for one cent. The popularity of the penny 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.  The tiniest dolls were often used in doll houses and some were even baked in cakes and puddings, hidden as favors or fortunes.
Their sizes ranged from 1” to 18” and the dolls were undressed in a standing position so children would make clothes for them to wear. Some dolls were made by glazing the front but not glazing the back so that they would float on their backs in the tub ... bathing babies.

Now the dolls are commonly known as Frozen Charlottes, after a cautionary tale based on a real event (1840) in which a girl froze to death on the sleigh ride to a winter ball … which sparked a poem by Mrs. Seba Smith (1841)
“A Corpse Going to a Ball” and tells how a young man took Charlotte to a winter ball by sleigh one very cold evening. Charlotte was too proud to wrap up in the blanket and by the time they reached the party she was frozen to death.

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