These have nothing to do with Hesch History, they're just cool.
I have a 96 year old client whose parents were married in 1906. She said these figures were originally about 6" tall and made of frosting. She was allowed to handle them as a child because her mother knew she'd be careful. Just think: cake toppers that've survived for 103 years!
Such incredible detail. Looking at them makes me think about where they've been over the last 103 years--originally tucked in tissue paper in a cardboard or metal box...touched and marveled over by at least one little girl.....almost being tossed out when mother died....being rescued, and stored in a curio cabinet in a shaving mug, next to the straight-edge her dad used and the brush her husband used...and how easily they could have been lost.