SALE - With a nod to days gone by, the little brass Frozen Charlotte miniature doll necklace pendant.
These cute little frozen charlotte dolls vary a wee bit in color by doll so they sell for a discounted price. Please note that the 5th doll in the 3rd and 6th photograph is brighter in color with a slightly frosted look - please let me know if that is the one you'd prefer!
- description -
The original Frozen Charlotte dolls were made of porcelain and introduced in the mid 1800's... just think, your great, great, great grandmother may have played with her very own little porcelain Frozen Charlotte doll!
Cast from an antique porcelain Frozen Charlotte doll that dates back to 1860
- approximate measurement - 1 1/8" x 3/8” (32mm x 10mm)
- doll metal - brass
- photographed with an old US dime
- chain - an antiqued brass rolo chain with a spring ring or lobster clasp.
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout.
Impressed with history!
*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.