We could not resist this cute ensemble from the late Victorian period. Three little porcelain frozen Charlotte dolls contained within a most unusual Coalport porcelain walnut crib. The dolls are of differing design, the taller plain example fairly unusual with her arms crossed, defined breasts, O impressed to her rear. The middle sized one is glazed bisque to the front, with hair painted black to the top, she has arms resting by her side and GERMANY impressed to her plain bisque rear, the smallest doll is completely glazed with folded arms and teeny dot eyes and red dot mouth (impressed letters to her rear but indecipherable). These cuties sleep in a naive antique lace mattress filled with antique silk wadding. The porcelain crib has the Coalport maker's mark for the years 1891 to 1920.
Frozen Charlotte the name given after a tale of a young girl who went out with her male companion without her wrap and froze to death. Manufactured since 1850, mainly in Germany these tiny dolls were often added to cake and puddings, finding one considered lucky when a wish would be made (hence their English name - pudding dolls).
Size: Walnut 2.25" by 1.5" high by 1.75", largest doll 1.5"
Condition: The porcelain walnut shaped crib sadly has very old hairlines in three areas and a small patch of discoloring (shown on our images). The three dolls are in good, undamaged condition.
A rare and cuter than cute addition to your doll house or folk art interior.
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