R1 - Antique - Frozen Charlotte - Doll - Necklace - Spooky - Dark - Goth - Witchy - Ossuary - Pendant - One of a Kind - Handmade - 19th c

$44.00+

Please select an option
Don't miss out. There's only 5 available and 3 other people have this in their cart right now.

Item details

Handmade

Materials

stainless steel, hard plastic, vintage lace, metal alloy, porcelain bisque, porcelain, antique doll, dried flowers, dried sage, salvaged bones

Stunning and spooky one of a kind reliquary pendants filled with antique and salvaged spooky treasures. The doll parts and porcelain Frozen Charlotte dolls are antique 1900s-1910s and were salvaged from an abandoned doll factory in Thuringia, Germany. All contents details below.
The cases are made of hard plastic with metal hardware edges and hang on stainless steel chains. The chains close with a lobster clasp with a tiny silver triangle hanging down the back.
The cases are clear on both sides. Photo is shown of the backs.

Please refer to the last photo choose the number of the reliquary you would like in the "options" section. The necklaces are one of a kind, only one is available of each.

The reliquary contents are as follows: (from left, LAST photo)

1. Antique 19th century porcelain doll leg, dried black mallow flowers, 3" tall case, 18" stainless steel chain

2. Antique 19th century porcelain bisque Frozen Charlotte doll, vintage lace, 2.5" tall case, 20" stainless steel chain

3. Salvaged cruelty free deer bone, dried rose petals, 2" tall case, 20" stainless steel chain

4. Antique 19th century porcelain bisque doll foot, 1.5" tall case, vintage lace, 20" stainless steel chain

5. Antique 19th century porcelain doll head and torso, dried rose petals, 2.5" tall case, 20" stainless steel chain

6. Antique 19th century porcelain doll arm, vintage lace, 2.5" tall case, 20" stainless steel chain.

The reliquaries are fragile and should be worn with care.

This necklace will come packaged in a matte black O.C.D. logo gift box with an O.C.D. logo button.

*I will package with extreme care, but some contents may shift during shipping*

These dolls were an extremely popular toy from the mid-1800s called a bathing doll, also known as solid chinas or bathing babies, which were porcelain dolls kids played with in the tub.

Bathing dolls were first manufactured in Germany around 1850. In England parents would bake them into puddings and cakes around Christmas.

But bathing dolls soon became associated with the creepy poem "Young Charlotte" written by humorist Seba Smith in 1840.

The dolls became known as "Frozen Charlotte" in the U.S., and some even came complete with their own coffin and burial shroud.

The poem recounted the grim true tale of a young woman who had frozen to death one New Year’s Eve while out riding with her sweetheart in an open sleigh. This poor unfortunate lass had failed to heed her mother’s advice:

“O, daughter dear,” her mother cried,
“This blanket ’round you fold;
It is a dreadful night tonight,
You’ll catch your death of cold.”

“O, nay! O, nay!” young Charlotte cried,
And she laughed like a gypsy queen;
“To ride in blankets muffled up,
I never would be seen.”

Smith’s poem inspired the folk song “Fair Charlotte”:

“He took her hand in his — O, God!
’Twas cold and hard as stone;
He tore the mantle from her face,
Cold stars upon it shone.
Then quickly to the glowing hall,
Her lifeless form he bore;
Fair Charlotte’s eyes were closed in death,
Her voice was heard no more."

Info via Dangerous Minds

SHIPS IN 1-3 BUSINESS DAYS

*ALL PHOTOS, DESIGNS, TITLES, TEXT, AND DESCRIPTIONS ARE COPYRIGHTED PROPERTY OF OPEN THE CELLAR DOOR UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE*
Stunning and spooky one of a kind reliquary pendants filled with antique and salvaged spooky treasures. The doll parts and porcelain Frozen Charlotte dolls are antique 1900s-1910s and were salvaged from an abandoned doll factory in Thuringia, Germany. All contents details below.
The cases are made of hard plastic with metal hardware edges and hang on stainless steel chains. The chains close with a lobster clasp with a tiny silver triangle hanging down the back.
The cases are clear on both sides. Photo is shown of the backs.

Please refer to the last photo choose the number of the reliquary you would like in the "options" section. The necklaces are one of a kind, only one is available of each.

The reliquary contents are as follows: (from left, LAST photo)

1. Antique 19th century porcelain doll leg, dried black mallow flowers, 3" tall case, 18" stainless steel chain

2. Antique 19th century porcelain bisque Frozen Charlotte doll, vintage lace, 2.5" tall case, 20" stainless steel chain

3. Salvaged cruelty free deer bone, dried rose petals, 2" tall case, 20" stainless steel chain

4. Antique 19th century porcelain bisque doll foot, 1.5" tall case, vintage lace, 20" stainless steel chain

5. Antique 19th century porcelain doll head and torso, dried rose petals, 2.5" tall case, 20" stainless steel chain

6. Antique 19th century porcelain doll arm, vintage lace, 2.5" tall case, 20" stainless steel chain.

The reliquaries are fragile and should be worn with care.

This necklace will come packaged in a matte black O.C.D. logo gift box with an O.C.D. logo button.

*I will package with extreme care, but some contents may shift during shipping*

These dolls were an extremely popular toy from the mid-1800s called a bathing doll, also known as solid chinas or bathing babies, which were porcelain dolls kids played with in the tub.

Bathing dolls were first manufactured in Germany around 1850. In England parents would bake them into puddings and cakes around Christmas.

But bathing dolls soon became associated with the creepy poem "Young Charlotte" written by humorist Seba Smith in 1840.

The dolls became known as "Frozen Charlotte" in the U.S., and some even came complete with their own coffin and burial shroud.

The poem recounted the grim true tale of a young woman who had frozen to death one New Year’s Eve while out riding with her sweetheart in an open sleigh. This poor unfortunate lass had failed to heed her mother’s advice:

“O, daughter dear,” her mother cried,
“This blanket ’round you fold;
It is a dreadful night tonight,
You’ll catch your death of cold.”

“O, nay! O, nay!” young Charlotte cried,
And she laughed like a gypsy queen;
“To ride in blankets muffled up,
I never would be seen.”

Smith’s poem inspired the folk song “Fair Charlotte”:

“He took her hand in his — O, God!
’Twas cold and hard as stone;
He tore the mantle from her face,
Cold stars upon it shone.
Then quickly to the glowing hall,
Her lifeless form he bore;
Fair Charlotte’s eyes were closed in death,
Her voice was heard no more."

Info via Dangerous Minds

SHIPS IN 1-3 BUSINESS DAYS

*ALL PHOTOS, DESIGNS, TITLES, TEXT, AND DESCRIPTIONS ARE COPYRIGHTED PROPERTY OF OPEN THE CELLAR DOOR UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE*

Shipping & returns

Get it fast! Ready to ship in 1–3 business days.
From United States
No returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Meet openthecellardoor

kristina cullen

kristina cullen

Seattle, Washington

This seller usually responds within a few hours.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars (1,517)