1930 Kohnstam Tessie doll face, 14" tall, bisque head with sleep eyes,
cloth stuffed body with disk jointed limbs.
Doll marked Tessie Germany 4/0
All doll photos courtesy of skb3240.
M. Kohnstam & Company, MOKO, a toy and doll distributor, importer and exporter was founded by
KOhnstam in 1867 in Fuerth or Fürth, Bavaria near
Nuremberg, Germany and connected at a later date in London, England by
Moses' son, Julius Kohnstam who founded the Keen
The Kohnstam company is
primarily known for their diecast toy products, they also distributed
dolls, a marked doll has been found with both
of Sonneberg and Neustadt, Germany,
HS mark plus the MOKO Bavaria mark - so H. Steiner supplied
some of the Kohnstam bisque head dolls and was likely the supplier of the
Tessie doll Germany, shown above and left. Some Kohnstam doll
marks 1909 Cupid, 1915 DDD, MOKO initials on a flag symbol.