Nautical Mermaid Figurehead From Chris Craft Vintage (Rare) for Sale in Canada

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Nautical Mermaid Figurehead From Chris Craft Vintage (Rare)

Sale price: $US 250.00 Make an offer
Last update: 21.01.2017

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Nautical Mermaid Figurehead From Chris Craft Vintage (Rare) for sale
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Nautical Mermaid Figurehead From Chris Craft Vintage (Rare) for Sale
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Very old and rare nautical mermaid figurehead that personally took off an old wooden Chris Craft boat. Looks to be brass and? It's has some weight to it. Mermaids traditionally, sailors thought of mermaids as sirens, dangerous seductresses whose song could lure them to shipwreck on coral reefs and rocky coastline. Oddly, concurrent myth, in existence at least since the time of Pliny the elder, claimed that nude or semi-nude women would calm turbulent seas. By the mid nineteenth century, it seems sailors had widely forgotten the siren myth and frequently adopted the bare breasted mermaid figurehead as talisman to fair weather. The mermaid eventually became the most common female figurehead.    The figure has some blue paint on that comes off when scratched with fingernail. Selling as-is. This would be nice one for your collection. Never seen another one like this. Please look at pictures before bidding. Thanks

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