The mermaid is part of a light fixture made about 1900. It sold for $1,500. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

The mermaid is part of a light fixture made about 1900. It sold for $1,500. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

Carved mermaid on hanging lamp fully clothed in 1900s fashion

Mermaids and mermen have been “seen” and pictured since the Babylonian era.

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