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Catalog Number 7956-3771
Title Doll; Bisque; Frozen Charlotte; Black
Object Name Doll
Description Frozen Charlotte doll, painted black. Arms are bent at the elbows
Year Range from 1850
Year Range to 1930
Material ceramic, paint
Height (in) 1.125
History 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 Otto and Dorothye Klima
Collection Klima, Otto and Dorothye