With a nod to days gone by, a whimsical little sterling silver Frozen Charlotte miniature doll ring. Historic whimsical doll jewelry.
- approximate doll measurement - 1 1/8" x 3/8” (32mm x 10mm)
- doll metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- photographed with a US dime for scale
- ring band - sterling silver flat wire band 3/32" wide (2mm wide)
- select US ring size from the drop down box
Hand crafted from an antique porcelain Frozen Charlotte doll that dates back to 1860. The little doll was unearthed after spending decades in the ground and you can still see the discoloration from the soil and the little hardships she has suffered from the elements and time, all evidenced in the sterling silver castings.
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*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 and children would make clothes for them to wear.
The tiniest dolls were often used in doll houses and some were even hidden as charms in the Christmas puddings.
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.
The 1” sized dolls were commonly known as "penny dolls" or “penny babies” because they generally sold for one cent.
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.
Impressed with history!
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