During the Victorian
& Edwardian Era the motif of
Clasping or Shaking of Hands depicted many things. Signifying Friendship,
Love, Courtship, Well Wishes, Greetings, etc. During this period the ornamentation of Hands could be found on just
about everything you could think of. They were found on Greeting cards, Calling
cards, Trade cards, Door knockers, Pins, Brooches, even grave markers, and much, much more.
used the design of Clasping Hands to adorn their Wedding Cakes as well. The Wedding Cake
Topper consisted of two hands made from wax. They were placed facing
each other atop the cake. The thumbs could either be touching or
slightly askew. The clasping hands represented the joining together the
Bride & Groom. The Bride's hand usually had lace & flowers while the
had a sleeve. The lovely gesture of two hands coming together first in Friendship
followed by Courtship and ending in Forever Love had a special
significance then and is just as lovely today.
A Wedding Tradition has recreated this lovely "Clasping Hands" Wedding Cake Topper. Each wax hand is entirely handmade. So if you are
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