M 146 stamped on the back of the dolls head. I know some of the history of this doll.To our friend Marilyns mother and she got it when she was the same height of the doll (named Hazel). Marilyn is in her 70s and Marilyn was born when her mother was 45. I think she said her mother was born in the 1880s. Youd think for as many times as I heard the story I would recall the details better. The doll seems to be in good shape compared to what I have seen on other listings. Eyes are brown and open and close. Mouth is partially opened showing a few top teeth.
I think she looks a bit like Ted Cruz. Hair is missing and it looks like at some time someone tried a hair transplant with some powerful glue of many years ago. Her head moves easily to the right and left. On the backside, above the right cheek, it reads. 6 ½ in red ink.
I tried to get a picture of that but dont know if you can see it. Hazel measures about 30 tall.Her joints look to be all working. There is an area at the left knee joint that has some missing outside material and a couple other places but less in amount. I can send more pictures to anyone interested. I have now included a picture to show that.
The item "Antique Kestner Bisque Doll Marked M Made in Germany 16 164" is in sale since Tuesday, August 16, 2016. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German". The seller is "flowerfield7437" and is located in Sandwich, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.