This is one of the nicest Kestner bodies I have seen lately. It has 100% of the original finish and the red lines on the fingers and toes. The Kestner stamp is on the derriere, Germany in a rectangular and "5" which relates somehow to their sizing. I see only one tiny chip of missing paint on the edge of one knee at the joint. The line across the middle appears to be where someone had a stand or a strap holding the doll on the stand. The body is 17 inches tall. The neck opening measures 1-5/8 inches across.
J. D. Kestner German Ball Jointed Child Body, Original Finish