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The show me your Witco thread.
bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-01-14 10:04 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-01-14 20:38, boutiki wrote:
Quote:

On 2011-01-10 19:16, Big Kahuna wrote:
I agree with Sven. C'mon Duke, let's see some pics of your digs. All I've ever seen is a few tease shots.



OK. I'll post some pics of our place when I can put together some that give a sense of the space.

-Duke




Here's one more "tease", if you permit...



The Carters inhabit one of those mid-century marvels that one would find in Palm Springs, or in the pages of Atomic Ranch. Decorated with modernist finery accumulated in years of collecting and dealing, a real eye candy experience.


 
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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2011-01-15 05:58 am   Permalink

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On 2011-01-14 19:50, boutiki wrote:
OK, so a friend gave me a pair of these lamps, which I think are super cool. But the thing that has me baffled is that I've never seen a Witco lamp with the wiring/ hardware on the exterior. They have always been run directly through the carving. Any ideas?
-Duke






no it's not,remember seeing one of mine last time you were here?
it was wired the same way.although ,no pic of the back right now.
and ,hey the 'SCOLARI' looks good on the web site.







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Posted: 2011-01-30 10:02 am   Permalink




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Slacks Ferret
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Posted: 2011-02-01 08:40 am   Permalink

I think I saw a Witco Stagecoach artwork at a local Calgary thrift store. It utilized one sculptural piece of metal for the wheels and frame and (cedar?) wood for the central coach part. All on a red velvet(y?) background. The metal had oxidized (turned green) and appeared sort of jagged. If anyone wants it, it was at the Value Village near Chinook Centre as of yesterday afternoon. I have no idea of the price. Wish I had a pic.

Can anyone tell me if Witco made such a design? Just curious.


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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2011-02-01 09:52 am   Permalink

Sounds likely to be a fine piece of Conquistador Witco.

Duke, can't help you on those lamps. The shade is not original for sure, but as Witco sometimes experimented with their designs for just a season or so, this could be an example of such a short lived trial period.


 
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hecktow
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Posted: 2011-03-05 09:50 am   Permalink

I was lucky enough to score 2 witco's in a month. First is a Witco globe. This one is signed with the "Wilrongo" Sig. I have not seen any other atlas that are signed.





Witco Tag



This is the other. not marked, but I think it's a witco. Play boy pool mask?





 
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TikiTech
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From: Cerrillos, New Mexico
Posted: 2011-03-17 09:43 am   Permalink

Does anyone know if this is could be a real Witco?





I have never seen a Witco like this.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2011-03-17 10:29 am   Permalink

There's one on page 199 in Tiki Modern, but with a different background and frame. You have the earlier version, which is better, and more common, they started making it in the 60s. Your orange looks so clean, did it get repainted?

 
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mudbone
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Posted: 2011-03-17 1:34 pm   Permalink

I won this at auction over the weekend,it came out of Ypsilanti,mich.The auctioneer said the seller wondered if it was worth anything.




All i need is the rest of him and i'll have a fountain.


 
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TikiTech
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Posted: 2011-03-19 5:31 pm   Permalink

Here's what the back of the Witco girl wall hanging looks like:





It appears to have been painted orange originally.

And how it looks with a long-lost friend (the Witco bar)




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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2011-03-19 10:10 pm   Permalink

Nice! That does look like the original paint, then. It also came with other background colors.
One of our members here bought an original, un-renovated mid-century modern home a couple of years ago....



...WITH "Luana" hanging on the wall in the same place where she had hung since being purchased by the original owner!





 
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Psycho Tiki D
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Posted: 2011-04-10 12:58 pm   Permalink

Found today...


Witco bench!

Later,

PTD


 
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tikipedia
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Posted: 2011-04-28 8:55 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-03-05 09:50, hecktow wrote:
I was lucky enough to score 2 witco's in a month. First is a Witco globe. This one is signed with the "Wilrongo" Sig. I have not seen any other atlas that are signed.





Witco Tag



This is the other. not marked, but I think it's a witco. Play boy pool mask?







Did you happen to get the globe in Palm Springs? I saw one of these in a shop, but was gone a few weeks later.
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Posted: 2011-04-28 9:02 pm   Permalink

Ok, so I don't 'have' this Witco, but in a Heywood-Wakefield catalog for their Cliff House-line of furniture (sold between 1964-1966), there is a color photo of what appears to be two Witco carvings in the background.


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Cool Manchu
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Posted: 2011-04-29 11:06 am   Permalink

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On 2011-04-10 12:58, Psycho Tiki D wrote:
Found today...


Witco bench!

Later,

PTD



Glad someone picked that up. I am assuming you got it at the Alameda Antique Fair? I passed on it due to no space and a Witco-hating girlfriend...


 
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