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Ernest Villain Princesse Universelle, 30" tall, bisque head doll

 

Ernest Villain Princesse Universelle, 30" tall, bisque head doll

The Ernest Villain doll factory was located in Forchies-la-Marche, Belgium.  Founded in 1880 to manufacture various items, it wasn't until 1932 Villain's factory began making bisque head dolls with composition jointed bodies, named  Princesse Universelle, the dolls are sized from 23 1/2" to a large 31 1/2" tall.

By 1945 Ernest Villain's doll factory also included rattle dolls that are marked Pu Courtrai.  After World War II Ernest Villain doll factory ceased to exist.

shown on left, Ernest Villain's The Princesse Universelle doll has a bisque socket head, is 30" tall, with multi stroke painted eyebrows, blue glass sleep eyes, an open red painted mouth with two upper teeth, has a composition German type body jointed at the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips and knees.

 

Ernest Villain Princess Universelle bisque head doll's composition jointed body

Ernest Villain Princesse Universelle bisque head doll's composition jointed body.

Ernest Villain doll mark EVF 11

Ernest Villain's Princesse Universelle dolls are marked on the back of the head EVF plus a size number, doll shown is marked EVF 11.

 

Ernest Villain rattle doll mark Pu Courtrai

Ernest Villain rattle doll mark Pu Courtrai

 

All doll photos shown are courtesy of Valerie Phillips

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