These glazed bisque figures are often referred to as either "Frozen Charlottes" or "King Cake Figurines"
19th Century King Cake Figurines were hidden inside a "King Cake", a type of brioche associated with New Orleans' Carnival. One figure is hidden into each cake during baking preparation. The cake is sliced and the child who discovers the such treasure becomes King or Queen of the day.
In 19th Century England, several trinkets were often baked into birthday cakes so that when sliced, each piece would have a buried trinket and each child would recieve one treasure in what we might now refer to as a "goody bag".
Such figures were referred to at "Frozen Charlottes. These were also used as doll house figures. It's often difficult to find these trinkets in tact.
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