Pretty little mermaid. She has long flowing curly purple mohair, with beautiful detail to her face, she's adorable! 7" from head to tail - This is a beautiful doll or ornament. Her body is sculpted clay - Looks like her left arm has been glued back on (see photo) Her tail is movable and made from actual enameled brass cloisonne! She is especially fascinating because of the movement of her tail. On her back, someone has engraved “Judith R or A Ann” (see photo)
On eBay and in other Etsy shops, these "teacup" mermaids and fairies are selling for $275 or more. No chips, cracks or damage.
*We will be having a few more of these in the future* NO RESERVES ON THIS ITEM
The mermaid is found in all Western countries; she is the German Meriminni or Meerfrau, the Icelandic Marmenill, the Danish Maremind, the Irish Merow, and many others, and there are echoes of her story from the East as well. The Matsyanaris figures sometimes found sculptured in Indian temples, are nymphs with fishes’ tails, and superstitious Chinese sailors firmly believe in the existence of similar creatures in the China sea.
The Sirens of today, including the mermaid that calls to us from almost every urban corner, claim a long and rich ancestry, that dates back to a multitude of fish-tailed gods and goddesses of some of the man's earliest civilizations. The sea, as the womb of creation and the source of unfathomable wisdom, has always played an important role in world beliefs, particularly among maritime nations. The Gods of the sea are among some of the most powerful in history and their strength lives on in a host of submarine beings symbolic of the shifting, ever-changing, dual nature of the sea as both life-giver and destroyer.
In Greek mythology, sirens are sea nymphs who possess the bodies of birds and the heads of women and are the daughters of the sea god Phorcys. Sirens had such sweet voices that it is said that mariners who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the beautiful nymphs sang.
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I now offer gift wrapping for a fee. Please contact me and tell me if you want Holiday, Birthday, blank colored paper, etc. I love to wrap and will make it look cute! I send small items like jewelry in a small gift box. I send wrapped dolls in recycled doll boxes, wrapped, then placed inside another box.
#1) Haunted Dolls are for Adult Collectors, not children. Please do not buy anything haunted for children. I will not sell to those under the age of 18
#2) Spirits are just like people. When you purchase a haunted doll from me, it is an adoption. Give it some time, and lots of love, and you will get back exactly what you put into the relationship. Your experience will depend on many factors, I suggest researching haunted dolls and the phenomena surrounding them to be sure you are ready for the commitment. I can not and will not guarantee that your doll will "perform" for you.
#3) I am not responsible for any paranormal activity you may experience when you invite a spirit into your home. Please research prior to adoption.
I can hold dolls, jewelry, or anything for up to 6 weeks on Reserve. I will have you put the item in your cart and I will change the first photo to a sign that says "Reserved" and I will put your name and the date on the title. If you need more time, or chance your mind, just email me. The most important factor, to me, is that the spirit and caregiver make the proper connection. If you are not feeling it, please UNRESERVE and give that spirit a chance to find the right connection.
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