Vintage Norcrest Mermaid Wall Plaque Pink Blonde 1950s Japan Retro MCM
Very rare and hard to find vintage mermaid wall plaque from the 1950s with blonde hair and a pink tailfin. Mermaid is sitting on a sea plant with gold bulbs. Mermaid is exquisite in wonderful condition and has blue/black eyes and long eyelashes with red lips. Her blonde hair is in a sweet style, and she is leaning on one arm and has her other hand up by her face. Pretty pink tailfin. The sea plant is a white iridescent color. Measures approx.. 6” inches x 5” inches. On the back is the Norcrest label and the item is stamp P-772. The previous owner stuck some strong tape onto the mermaid’s neck/head probably to secure it while it was hanging on the wall.
Excellent vintage condition with no chips, no cracks, no damage that I can see. There is the usual age-related wear and some minor paint wear. Mermaid has dark dot of overpaint by her nose and the sea plant has some areas of roughness from being hung on the wall. Tiny area where glaze may have worn off on the very tip of the mermaid’s tailfin. Gold bulbs are a bit tarnished in areas from general age over the years. This piece really is exquisite and items like this one don’t come on the market very often, it is a true collector piece!!