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Catalog Number 10378-5
Title Doll; Bisque; Frozen Charlotte
Object Name Doll
Description Ceramic Frozen Charlotte doll. Plain white with no glaze or paint. Legs are fused together. Arms are fused at its side.
Year Range from 1850
Year Range to 1930
Material ceramic
Height (in) 3.125
Width (in) 1.125
History No history in records. Donated by Margie E. Arner, Crawford, Nebraska.

Frozen Charlotte dolls were popular from the 1850s through the 1920s. They were also called pillar dolls, solid china or bathing babies. In Germany, they were known as Nacktfrosch (Naked Baby) or Badekinder. They were usually made of porcelain and were sometimes carried in the arms of a larger doll. They ranged in size from less than 1" to 18 inches or more. The one inch size was sometimes used as favors in cakes.
Credit line Margie Arner, Crawford (Dawes), Nebraska
Collection Arner, Margie