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.