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

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

The Ernst 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 Ernst Villain's factory also included rattle dolls that are marked Pu Courai.  After World War II Ernst Villain doll factory ceased to exist.

The Princesse Universelle bisque socket head doll, shown on left, 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.

 

Ernst Villain Princess Universelle bisque head doll's composition jointed body.

Ernst Villain Princess Universelle bisque head doll's composition jointed body.

Ernst Villain doll mark EVF 11

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

 

Ernst Villain rattle doll mark Pu Courtrai

Ernst Villain rattle doll mark Pu Courtrai

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All doll photos shown are courtesy of Valerie Phillips

 

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