JDK Kestner Doll Marks and Mold Numbers

Kestner JDK doll marks, doll mold numbers

Kestner over their long history of doll making, used many different doll markings; before 1892 a two digit size number or letter only, after 1892 a three digit mold number only, initials of JDK, K # C, K & Co, Kestner, Made in Germany, a label with a symbol of a crown with JDK or JD Kestner on the crown rim or on ribbons trailing beneath, Excelsior was Kestner’s trade name for dolls distributed in the USA or any combination of these markings. Kestner doll heads have a plaster like pate without pierced ears. Kestner doll & history page.

JDK Kestner Alphabet Series Shoulder or Socket Head Doll Marks

These Kestner bisque head dolls are marked with an alphabet number, Made in Germany, size number, with / without a mold.

Kestner doll mark a Made in Germany 4, doll mark A Germany 5, doll mark b Germany 3, doll mark B made in Germany 6, doll mark C Made in Germany 7, doll mark D Made in Germany 8, doll mark D 1/2 Made in Germany 8 1/2, doll mark E Made in Germany 9, doll mark F Made in Germany 10, doll mark G Germany 11, doll mark H Made in Germany 12, doll mark I Made in Germany 13, doll mark K Made in Germany 14, doll mark L Made in Germany 15, doll mark M Made in Germany 16, doll mark N Made in Germany 17, doll mark O Made in Germany 18, doll mark P Made in Germany 19, doll mark Q Made in Germany 20.

Antique JDK Kestner Doll Marks Identified

Kestner doll mark  2 1/2
Kestner doll mark 2 1/2
Kestner doll mark JDK 7 made in Germany
Kestner doll mark JDK 7 made in Germany
Kestner doll mark 9
Kestner doll mark 9
Kestner doll mark 10P
Kestner doll mark 10P
Kestner doll mark 12 JDK made in Germany
Kestner doll mark JDK H made in Germany 12
Kestner doll mark 20-10 Copr by Grace S. Putnam Germany
Kestner doll mark 20-10 Copr by Grace S. Putnam Germany
Kestner JDK doll mark 129 Bette shoe mark
Kestner JDK doll mark 129 Bette shoe mark
Kestner JDK doll mark 152
Kestner JDK doll mark 152
Kestner JDK doll mark Gloriosa
Kestner JDK doll mark Gloriosa often found on mold 154
Kestner JDK doll mark Dep 154
Kestner JDK doll mark Dep 154
Kestner JDK doll mark 172 made in Germany
Kestner JDK doll mark 172 made in Germany
Kestner JDK doll mark K & Co 182
Kestner JDK doll mark K & Co 182
Kestner JDK doll mark Dep 195. 6 1/2
Kestner JDK doll mark Dep 195. 6 1/2
Kestner JDK doll mark 203
Kestner JDK doll mark 203
Kestner JDK doll mark 208
Kestner JDK doll mark 208
Kestner JDK doll mark JDK 214 turtle symbol celluloid doll
Kestner JDK doll mark JDK 214 turtle symbol celluloid doll
Kestner JDK doll mark 237 JDK Hilda made in Germany
Kestner JDK doll mark 237 JDK Hilda made in Germany
Kestner JDK doll mark 255 OIC Made in Germany
Kestner JDK doll mark 255 OIC Made in Germany
Kestner JDK doll mark Siegfried 272
Kestner JDK doll mark Siegfried 272
Kestner JDK doll mark Excelsior DRP No 70686 Germany Bette
Kestner JDK doll mark Excelsior DRP No 70686 Germany Bette
Kestner JDK doll mark Germany 5 1/2 red stamp
Kestner JDK doll mark Germany 5 1/2 red stamp
Kestner JDK doll mark K 9 C
Kestner JDK doll mark K 9 C
Kestner JDK doll mark VIII
Kestner JDK doll mark VIII
Kestner JDK doll mark X, XI, XII
Kestner JDK doll mark X, XI, XII

JDK Kestner Doll Mold Numbers Identified

Kestner began using mold numbers in 1892, dolls prior were marked with the size number or a letter only. Note: other doll makers may have used these mold numbers, put the number in our search box to find them, too.

1, 1 1/2, 2/0, 2 1/2, 3, 4, 5 1/2, 6 1/2, 6-3 1/2, 7, 8, 8 1/2, 10, 10P, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16-12, 17, 18, 20, 30 3 1/2, 36, 41, 46, 72, 102, (2) 103, 110, 111, 111 0, 112, 112 1, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 143, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, DEP 154, 155, 156, 159, 160, 161, 162, 164, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 174, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 186a, 186b, 187, 187a, 187b, 188, 189, 190, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 201, 203, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 226, 234, 235, 236, 237, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 243-21, 245, 246, 247, 249, 250, 254, 255, 257, 260, 262, 264, 265, 267, 270, 272, 277, 279, 281, 282, 293, 310, 319, 349, 408, 409, 500S, 500W, 502, 505, 511, 512, 514, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 522, 523, 524, 525, 526, 527, 528a, 528k, 528m, 531, 532, 533, 534, 535a, 535b, 537, 538, 539, 540, 541, 542, 543, 544, 545, 546, 547, 548, 549, 550, 551, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 559, 560, 561, 563, 565, 566, 567, 568, 570, 574, 575, 577, 579, 586, 588, 589, 590, 593, 602, 620, 635, 639, 698, 720, 911, 1045, 1070, 2120, 3562D, 3562/40a, 4999, 7043, 70685, 70686, O, X, XI, XII, All Bisque dolls can be marked or unmarked.

Kestner doll mold 100 series and 500 series are All Bisque dolls, Kestner doll mold 103 #2, is a bisque socket head, closed mouth doll in large sizes 28 – 34″, Kestner doll mold 154 (most common mold) shoulder head can be stamped on the leather body Gloriosa, Kestner doll mold 154 with a small kid body size is a dwarf Fat Baby, Kestner doll mold 171 is the 2nd most common mold, Kestner doll mold 172 is a socket head Gibson Girl doll, Kestner doll molds 180, 196, 265 have fur eyebrows patented in 1910, Kestner doll catalog number 192 (not a mold number) in 1910 are all bisque dolls (6) one is a Peterkin character doll.

Kestner doll mold 111, 165, 122, 217, 221, 543, 601, 608 are all Googly Eye dolls, Kestner doll mold 205 or 208 are all bisque dolls with yellow boots, Kestner doll mold 264 has pierced ears and was made for Catterfelder Puppenfabrik – as a general rule, Kestner dolls do NOT have pierced ears. To Kestner dolls & company history page.

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Kestner King of Doll Makers book in 1989 by Jan Foulke, German Doll Encyclopedia 1800-1939 book in 1984, German Doll Marks and Identification book in 2001 both by Jurgen an Marianne Cieslik . . . and Kestner doll research on the Internet.