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
- photographed with a US dime for scale
- doll head metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- this is for the charm only, the chain in the photos is sold separately here.
Crafted from an antique porcelain Frozen Charlotte doll that dates back to 1860.
The photos also depict to full frozen charlotte doll pendant and the tiny doll from which it was crafted.
*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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