Early Kestner Character Baby Doll?

by TLW
(Irvine, CA)

Marking on back of head

Marking on back of head


I inherited a beautiful doll from my mother, who said it is a J.D. Kestner Character Baby doll.

The doll is about 27-28" long. It has a composite body and solid bisque head with molded/painted hair, blue glass eyes that open and close (used to have real eyelashes), an open mouth with two teeth, and a wobbly tongue.

I cannot find any information on whether this is actually a Kestner since the markings are not conventional. The only markings on the back of it's head are " Made in Germany 19." there is also a symbol that I cannot make out.

I would appreciate any information or guidance you can relay.


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