Woman finds rare, 19th century porcelain doll on Scottish beach

Nikki Halkerston, 45, from Dundee, Scotland, was looking for sea glass, pottery and shells on Broughty Ferry Beach on Thursday when she saw a small, one-inch porcelain doll.

“I was just looking for a certain type of shell and it caught my eye and I just thought ‘oh wow’!” Halkerston told SWNS. 

“There wasn’t a mark on it, it wasn’t even dirty or chipped and it’s probably been in the sea for years and years,” she added. “I was really shocked and surprised. My husband was with me and helps me with glass and shells but I told him I’d found a Frozen Charlotte and he was like ‘what?'”

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According to SWNS, the doll is called a Frozen Charlotte, which is based on a 19thcentury American folk tale about a woman who refuses to dress warmly on her trip to a New Year’s Eve ball — despite her mother’s wishes — and freezes to death on the 20-mile journey. 

Nikki Halkerston was out looking for sea glass and shells on Broughty Ferry Beach in Scotland when she found this one-inch Frozen Charlotte from the 19th century. (SWNS)

Nikki Halkerston was out looking for sea glass and shells on Broughty Ferry Beach in Scotland when she found this one-inch Frozen Charlotte from the 19th century. (SWNS)

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