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Tiki Finds
bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-12-05 1:11 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-12-04 13:04, 4WDtiki wrote:
Strikow??? Never heard of it, but I'd say you're right, Buzz.



Indeed:



These bottles were once quite ubiquitous in Southern California. Some even have the date stamped underneath (1963?). Though maybe we should call it "E.A. Almond" decanter, to be fair to the designer. Strickow art porcelain made other Kahlua decanters that are nice, but do not display the distinctive modernist style of his design:



...and even less artsy ceramics like this Yellowstone Park souvenir plate.


Quote:

On 2010-12-04 07:57, 4WDtiki wrote:
Thank you! I love that mug, very Witco, but without the woodgrain.



I have always loved the bottle too, that's why I put it in the BOT (p.186) and never tire talking about it (as I have here before).
Although it is clearly intended to be a Pre-Columbian stone carving by virtue of the Kahlua liquor brand:


(Thank You Kate)

...it was and is such a perfect example of modern primitivism, or "Tiki Modern", that Tiki culture quickly adapted it (slightly altered), be it as concrete lawn statues (still available today)...



...as wall masks and lamp bases (no sample available)



...and as oversized roadside Tikis:




Even the master Milan Guanko gave it a try in his Tiki shop:



I am even theorizing that the choice of name and spelling for these apartments might have been inspired by that influential bottle being equated with Tiki culture:



...since the well-known Hawaiian pig dish is spelled KALUA pig.





 
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Naneki
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Joined: Dec 06, 2006
Posts: 125
From: Behind the 8 Ball in Ventikitura County
Posted: 2010-12-07 12:56 pm   Permalink

Good hunting after Thanksgiving:



Nothing spectacular. Some weird pineapple things, a conch shell, a couple of Oriental mugs, a Bongo Club mug and a parrot mug.



Better. A short Trader Dick's moai and I finally found a pisco capel Moai bottle.




And the best:



A pair of Treasure Crafts dancers marked 1959. (Which as Brian Setzer says was a very good year.)






 
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SilverLine
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Joined: Mar 02, 2004
Posts: 637
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2010-12-07 3:05 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-12-03 22:01, leleliz wrote:





So this begs the question . . Did somebody make an unauthorized mold of the Strikow decanter to be used as a mug, OR was there a Strikow mug that has only now come to light? Liz's mug looks like a home-ceramics product, so are there molds out there somewhere??

I don't have a decanter for comparison, but I'm curious to know if it's a match.





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smokintikis
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Joined: Mar 22, 2004
Posts: 215
Posted: 2010-12-08 3:40 pm   Permalink

Found this guy at an estate sale.
He's a bit worse for wear, but had to have him.










 
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smokintikis
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Posted: 2010-12-08 3:55 pm   Permalink

Ok, I'm an idiot, put this in the wrong spot...

 
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ka'lenatiki
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Joined: Nov 13, 2009
Posts: 213
From: redding ca.
Posted: 2010-12-09 8:10 pm   Permalink

no...... you found a tiki..... and this is tiki finds, looks good to me. nice find.

 
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Tiki Royale
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
Posts: 891
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2010-12-10 3:55 pm   Permalink

Found a pair of jewel eyed moai salt & pepper shakers today.

They're a bit larger than the other ones I've seen before (shown on the right)
Aloha,

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Tikifan1
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Joined: Dec 24, 2009
Posts: 70
From: Missouri
Posted: 2010-12-11 5:37 pm   Permalink

Ok... I was out searching for tiki yesterday and wasn't entirely successful. I did however find a really cool old Benedictine bottle/bottles. I tried to find more information on this bottle online but couldn't find not a single lead.. So... I figured I would post on here to see if anyone had any information or could point me in the right direction.
Mahalo in advance.




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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3031
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-12-12 11:00 am   Permalink

This weeks' stuff:



Hawaiian Madame Pele carving:


18" x 24" framed tapa turtle


Plaster Maori moko head on a stand:

The face is a little larger than life size:

I can't quite read the numbers, but I think it says it was from 1899, or 1889.


It had a couple spots where the paint had rubbed off of it. They were just on the surface, so I was able to mix a paint wash and they pretty much vanished. Here's before and after:




Buzzy Out!


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MNZombie
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Joined: Nov 14, 2007
Posts: 52
From: Lakeville, MN
Posted: 2010-12-12 1:49 pm   Permalink

I need a break from trying to dig out from the blizzard here so I thought I'd post some images of my 2 most recent finds. The Al Harrington mug just needed to be rescued from the thrift store but I was pleasntly surprised to find the Kelvin's mug with the sticker still attached. Oh well, breaks over, back to the driveway and the 14" of snow!






 
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Club Nouméa
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Joined: May 03, 2010
Posts: 450
From: Wanganui
Posted: 2010-12-13 03:24 am   Permalink

Found this over the weekend: a wooden carving from the Solomon Islands:



To me it looks like the bird is about to peck the poor worried looking guy's eyes out...



... but doubtless it has some more symbolic meaning.

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Kabuddhabuddha
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Joined: Jun 20, 2007
Posts: 41
From: Sunny Southwest Florida
Posted: 2010-12-15 1:48 pm   Permalink

Found a Hawaiian Room New York mug today at local junk store for a buck. Few and far between here.


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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 2256
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2010-12-15 2:28 pm   Permalink

Great find on the mug Bood. I know you guys have had a long dry spell on the collecting side of things. Nothing better than a good find to make your day.
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11588
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-12-17 11:49 am   Permalink

I just found this image to ad to my Strickow decanter post above as a spin-off of the design, from a postcard from Sabu:



And to answer Silverline's question: Strickow did not make mugs, these are hobbyist's copy mugs, yes.

Quote:

On 2010-12-07 15:05, SilverLine wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-12-03 22:01, leleliz wrote:





So this begs the question . . Did somebody make an unauthorized mold of the Strikow decanter to be used as a mug, OR was there a Strikow mug that has only now come to light? Liz's mug looks like a home-ceramics product, so are there molds out there somewhere??

I don't have a decanter for comparison, but I'm curious to know if it's a match.



 
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Dustycajun
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Posts: 5047
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2010-12-17 11:55 am   Permalink

Bigbro,

Where is that Sabu postcard from? Never seen that one before. Too bad Strickow did not make mugs to go with the decanter, those would be a great design.

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