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Unga Bunga
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2007-04-16 3:37 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-04-12 12:51, Johnny Dollar wrote:
anyone ever seen this bizarre mug before?




Why do you keep him in a cage?


 
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spy-tiki
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Joined: May 11, 2003
Posts: 741
From: glendale, ca
Posted: 2007-04-16 3:44 pm   Permalink

I think he's flipping us off!

 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1099
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2007-04-18 8:53 pm   Permalink

I can't believe all the stuff I found at the thrift store!

Volcano bowl:




Coco Joe:




Steve Crane mugs:




Witco:




Ohana hut:



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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
Posts: 1840
From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2007-04-19 06:58 am   Permalink

Sweet Daddy T~

Those have got to be some of the greatest finds ever posted on this thread. I don't know how you were able to find all of those treasures in the same place?

I need to hook up with you sometime, you madman! I think you could teach me a few things about how to spot things I have probably been overlooking.

Thanks for the laughter,

Psycho Tiki D (I know I am and I really need to focus)!


 
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finkdaddy
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2007-04-19 07:02 am   Permalink

I'll pay you $400 for your Ohana Hut.

 
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cheeky half
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Joined: Nov 22, 2002
Posts: 801
From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2007-04-19 09:24 am   Permalink

I don't think we can top SDT's finds but the Mr and I picked up this bowl. It looks like a Bumatay but the heads are slightly different from the one pictured in the BOT. Anyone have any extra info.... Sven?????? There are no markings and we definitely believe it to be old.







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finkdaddy
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2007-04-19 09:28 am   Permalink

That is beautiful!

 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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From: Edmonton
Posted: 2007-04-19 09:51 am   Permalink

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On 2007-04-19 07:02, finkdaddy wrote:
I'll pay you $400 for your Ohana Hut.



Sold! Good thing i found another one:


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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5276
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2007-04-19 10:21 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-04-19 09:24, cheeky half wrote:
I don't think we can top SDT's finds but the Mr and I picked up this bowl. It looks like a Bumatay but the heads are slightly different from the one pictured in the BOT. Anyone have any extra info.... Sven?????? There are no markings and we definitely believe it to be old.










Actually, it does not look vintage to me. It looks like something
Gecko made.

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cheeky half
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Joined: Nov 22, 2002
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From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2007-04-19 10:44 am   Permalink

Yes, it does look like Gecko's bowl but Gecko's design is very reminiscent of the Bumatay design and Gecko usually signs his work. We are also about 99% sure that it is vintage. Does anyone know if there were markings on the original Bumatay bowls?
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Hula Cat
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Joined: Jul 14, 2006
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From: Bellows Falls Vermont
Posted: 2007-04-19 11:00 am   Permalink

Cheeky Half, That glaze looks fairly contemporary to me (although I like the design) I agree with Swanky that it's probably newer...after S.T.D.'s finds it's hard to be impressed!
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2007-04-19 11:26 am   Permalink

It has to be a Gecko, though I don't know why there is no mark. That fish head is his design, the glaze is very contemporary, and that detail is just killer. All that adds up to a Gecko. Nobody else does a glaze like that and multiple glazes and the variation, etc. If you look at the other fish head footed bowls on Ooma-Gooma, you'll see they are all different and since the bottom of this bowl is very visible, I'd say no mark was left to keep it clean.
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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
Posts: 3068
From: Columbus, Ohiya
Posted: 2007-04-19 11:36 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-04-19 09:51, Sweet Daddy Tiki wrote:
Quote:

On 2007-04-19 07:02, finkdaddy wrote:
I'll pay you $400 for your Ohana Hut.



Sold! Good thing i found another one:



question: how many cookies does it hold? oh wait, stupid question, it's obviously not for cookies.




 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2007-04-19 2:07 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-04-19 11:26, Swanky wrote:
It has to be a Gecko, though I don't know why there is no mark. That fish head is his design, the glaze is very contemporary, and that detail is just killer. All that adds up to a Gecko. Nobody else does a glaze like that and multiple glazes and the variation, etc. If you look at the other fish head footed bowls on Ooma-Gooma, you'll see they are all different and since the bottom of this bowl is very visible, I'd say no mark was left to keep it clean.




I may be wrong, but I believe Gecko reproduced his mug design from a vintage one he had in his own collection. I remember him posting pictures of his older version before he created the "Mount Bumatay". Sven had told him there was a smaller size of this vintage bowl as well, so I think he might have the most knowledge about it. The blue glaze looks vintage to me, but I'm no expert.

Sabu
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cheeky half
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Joined: Nov 22, 2002
Posts: 801
From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2007-04-19 2:22 pm   Permalink

Hi Sabu, it was great to see you again at TF. Glad we had a chance to chat.

I have checked with the big G and he said that our bowl looks just like his vintage bowl, no markings on his either. Unfortunately he doesn't have any more info than that. The mystery continues..........
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