With a nod to days gone by, a tiny doll head charm for your pendant or bracelet, the sweet tiny head from a little Frozen Charlotte doll. Historic whimsical kitschy doll jewelry.
- approximate head measurement - 1/4" (6mm) and 3/8” (10mm) including the small loop at the top, not including the second bail loop - tiny!
- photographed with a US dime for scale
- doll head metal - solid sterling silver (.925 silver)
- this is for the charm only, the chain in the photos is sold separately here.
Find more chains here and more frozen Charlotte jewelry here.
Hand crafted from part of an antique bisque porcelain penny doll which dates back to 1850 - 1920. The doll is now commonly referred to as a Frozen Charlotte.
The photos also depict to full frozen charlotte doll pendant and the tiny doll from which it was crafted.
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.
Impressed with history!
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