Antique Frozen Charlotte Doll Heads, White Doll Heads, Steam Punk Findings, Steam Punk Supplies, Collage Supplies, Mixed Media Supplies, Assemblage
You will receive 1 doll head with this listing.
These are authentic frozen charlotte doll heads excavated from a factory in Germany. They are from the 1860's.
Each one is unique and about 1/2" in size. See photo with ruler for size.
They can be included in your jewelry, collage, assemblages, mixed media and more. Use your imagination.
If you are not familiar with frozen charlotte dolls, made in the form of a standing, naked figure moulded as a solid piece. The dolls are also sometimes described as pillar dolls, solid chinas or bathing babies. They were made in various sizes. The smallest dolls were sometimes used as charms in Christmas puddings. Smaller sizes were very popular for putting in doll's houses. Occasionally versions are seen with a glazed china front and an unglazed stoneware back. This enabled the doll to float on its back when placed in a bath.
Frozen Charlotte dolls were popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States. Smaller versions of the dolls were also known as penny dolls, because they were often sold for a cent. Most were made in Germany.
They are also made in bisque, and can come in white, pink-tinted, or, more rarely, painted black.
The name of the doll originates from the American folk ballad Fair Charlotte, based on the poem "A Corpse Going to a Ball" by Seba Smith, which tells of a young girl called Charlotte who refused to wrap up warmly to go on a sleigh ride because she did not want to cover up her pretty dress; she froze to death during the journey. These are an extremely OLD variety.