Bisque porcelain dolls were treasures and works of art that only a few families could afford. One usually owned only one. They were rarely played with, at the most during Christmas, birthdays, holidays and special occasions (e.g. when children suffered from illness or toothache).
Most of the time, these fragile treasures were kept well packaged. At Christmas, both the "little mummy dolls" and the doll with the same dresses were redressed.
The poorer classes of the people rarely owned such dolls. Their dolls were usually made of wood or fabric remnants. The exhibits exhibited in the ArsFigura date from the period of high doll art between 1880 and 1925.