This is one adorable little guy. All the info without the hyperbole. He is 16, is tightly strung so he sits by himself very well. I think the head and body are original to each other.
That is what I was told when I bought him. However I don't want to misrepresent anything. He has painted black hair, functioning brown sleep eyes.
There are holes for earrings but I have not put any on him. His fingers and toes are intact. There is a crack in the paint on the left foot and some color has worn off at the very top of the neck.
The one piece undergarment is black/white cotton. He has a burgundy colored 2 piece velvet suit. These look vintage, are hand made but very nicely done. The ruffled blouse is antique. He does not have shoes or socks.This is a Karl Baumann : And a very beautiful one. The body is original and typical of the body style from this firm. Has told me this is a Heubach. Neither of these are supported in any printed material I have found. Personal communication with Linda Edwards, author of "Doll Values Antique to Modern".
The mark KB as still not been identified as far as I know. The doll is the same genre as the black dolls by Heubach, Marseille, and others of that type.The reference book " German Doll Marks & Identification Book" by Jurgen & Marianne Cieslik also have it listed as unknown. Please examine pictures closely as they are part of the description. I describe things as accurately as I can. I apologize that they are not better quality. I use Doll Values Antique to Modern, 13th Edition by Linda Edwards for my reference for pricing. I use clean plastics that can be recycled, not new packing materials. The item "ANTIQUE BLACK BISQUE BABY ORIGINAL BODY GERMAN UNKNOWN MAKER 16 KARL BAUMAN" is in sale since Saturday, September 26, 2020.
This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German". The seller is "emzeemd" and is located in Woodbridge, Connecticut.
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