As with all mermaids Anthony designed, the top is a matte bisque and the tailfin is a gloss finish. The beauty is in the simplicity with those big eyes, lips, beautiful design and gorgeous vintage pink with gold on the tailfin.. She comes with a bubble, which believe it or not is as hard to find as the mermaid herself! Also note the back of the mermaid. The piece itself is a pinkish pottery so there is no coloring on the skin, it is the color of the pottery.
The piece is hollow with a bar at the top. The bar has a hole in it where originally people used an L shaped screw in the wall to hang, but today people typically just a piece of string or wire in that hole to hang the mermaid. All this attention to detail and the unique design make Freeman McFarlin one of my favorite manufacturers of the 1940's and 50's mermaids! This mermaid was made before the Freeman adult mermaid you see with the tailfin going the other way. They didn't make many of this one and it is very rare.
Check out my other items. As I have many more Lefton, Norcrest, Bradley, Miller Studio, Ceramicraft and Napco mermaids, fish, seahorses, dolphins and whales for sale....
As well as kitchen and vanity collectibles, bathing beauties, and Holt Howard Pixies - there is something for everyone! With questions if there is anything not clear in my description. Vintage Freeman McFarlin Mermaid Wall Plaque 1st one designed by Freeman" is in sale since Sunday, July 06, 2014. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Fantasy, Mythical & Magic\Mermaids".The seller is "sandyshoresvirtualmall" and is located in Bonita Springs, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.