This is a fabulous example of vintage maritime nautical mid century decor! She has been around for over half a century, and is in very good condition. No missing parts, major surface flaws or damages. All original, MADE TO LOOK "WEATHERED" AND LIKE CARVED WOOD she is made from compressed latex foam and has a solid wood base for hanging.
She has spent her years inside, which has kept her in great shape, I would recommend that in the future, although some do put these out under covered awnings and such as long as they are sealed well. Almost 8 pounds, and has a wood base with area to hang on the wall. I have taken a lot of pictures but will be happy to send more if you need them and answer questions. Last blurry pic is taken from online clip of TV show TNT Animal Kingdom, Deran Cody's bar scene... Look closely on left upper background on wall, in between lit beer signs...
See one just like this! She was made by Alfco, meaning. "ARTISTIC LATEX FOAM COMPANY of NY". Circa 1960's - 1970's when they went out of business.
ALFCO MADE DISTRESSED IMITATION WOOD DISPLAYS FROM. LATEX FOAM, MAINLY FOR BUSINESS DISPLAYS: NAUTICAL - RELIGIOUS FIGURES.LOOK AND FEEL OF CARVED, PAINTED DISTRESSED WOOD, YET ARE LIGHTWEIGHT. FIGUREHEADS GRACED THE BOW OF NAUTICAL SHIPS, ORIGINALLY BELIEVED. TO PLACATE THE GODS OF THE SEA AND ENSURE A SAFE VOYAGE.
A GREAT 3-D NAUTICAL FOLK ART DECOR. The item "VINTAGE MERMAID SHIP BOW FIGUREHEAD NAUTICAL 35 TALL ALFCO FOLK ART 3D 1960'S" is in sale since Monday, October 7, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Maritime\Maritime Folk Art". The seller is "purplebinky3" and is located in Blacklick, Ohio.This item can be shipped worldwide.