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Kohnstam Tessie doll, 14" tall

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.

Kohnstam Tessie doll 14" bodyTessie Germany 4/0 doll markThe M. Kohnstam & Company, MOKO, a toy and doll distributor, importer and exporter was founded by MOses 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 Company (1913-1933).


The Kohnstam company is primarily known for their diecast toy products, they also distributed dolls, a marked doll has been found with both Hermann Steiner 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.

Additional Kohnstam - MOKO doll names; Biddy Baby doll, Cupid doll, Japanese Baby doll, 1926 Nanette doll, Princess Bett doll, Princess Charming doll (Heubach mold 320), Sam Boy doll, The Duchess Dressed Doll, The Sonny Boy doll.

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