Found in their original box and packing, the twelve adorable porcelain figures are each candle holders meant to adorn a lucky child's birthday cake. The taller figures are 2 inches tall; each is different and colorfully painted. The figures nor the box are marked but they are most probably German. The box is worn and one of its bottom flaps has detached; the box top has a name and address written on it but it's light and difficult to decipher. There is one small chip at the back of the monkey's base.