Hertel, Schwab & Co. 152 mold character baby

By Jan Foulke

Q: I am new to collecting antique dolls. When I bought this sweet baby, mold 152, I was told it was made by J.D. Kestner. But in your book “Kestner: King of Dollmakers,” mold 152 is a girl doll on a jointed body, not a baby with curved limbs. Was my baby made by Kestner or some other factory?

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