1860s Highbrow Frozen Charlotte doll

5-3/4" glazed china Frozen Charlotte doll is so named because of her immobile stance, and it is a sad story of how she got that way. Supposedly, Charlotte was getting ready to go to a ball in the family's horse and carriage. She wore her newest, most beautiful gown and wanted to show it off, so when her mother told her to wear her warm coat or wrap, she tossed her head and said she didn't need one (sound familiar?) She got in her carriage to go to the ball, but it was several miles down the road, and when she arrived she was "Frozen Charlotte"! These immobile dolls have been made for well over 100 years in bisque and china from less than an inch high to 15" plus tall. This little doll is especially nice with her blue garters tied in a bow, gold feet, and high brow hair style from the 1860s. With arms out in front, she looks straight ahead with black eyes, sweet curved mouth and rosy cheeks from the chill wind. She seems to have stubbed her right toe in the making, as the factory gold covers the foot that is not quite like the left foot, but it is not considered damaged. Other than the roughness on her buttocks, backs of legs and back of one shoulder where she lay in the kiln to be fired, she is in fine condition - a really choice doll to add to your collection or a great gift for your favorite doll collector! Thank you for looking.

Item ID: RL-1492

$245 USD

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Toni Vargo, Coshocton, OH   

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