Ashes to ashes.

Suvannamaccha from Cambodia

Brass figurine mermaid ashtray (16 cm tall) – front

The Suvannamaccha “golden mermaid” of Cambodian folklore supposedly tried to foil bridge-building plans, by stealing the rocks. Instead she fell hopelessly in love with a human. Maybe this vintage brass ashtray is a peace offering to collect the sacred ashes of human cigarettes?

Suvannamaccha mermaid brass figurine

Brass figurine mermaid ashtray (16 cm tall) – back

Light, anyone?

matches with La Sirena mermaid

La Sirena painted matchbox