Carl Bergner, Shirley Temple doll look a like character
doll, 23" tall, bisque socket head, single stroke painted eyebrows, real
upper eyelashes, blue sleep eyes, open mouth with six upper teeth, dimples in
cheeks, composition jointed body, doll mark CB intertwined inside a
circle Germany as shown on left.
Carl Bergner of Sonneberg, Thuringia, Germany is
best known for his bisque multi-face dolls first patented in
1904-1905. The dolls have two or three faces each with a different
expression; crying, laughing, sleeping, white or black faces, that can be
rotated from the top of the head.
Bisque head dolls have a cloth
body with composition limbs or all composition jointed body.
Bergner also made
high quality single face bisque head dolls. Some Bergner bisque
doll heads were made by Simon & Halbig.
Carl Bergner Shirley doll mark CB intertwined in a circle Germany
or C.B. (found on their multi-faced dolls).
Carl Bergner Antique Doll Mold Numbers Identified
407 450 527 725