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Crypto-Mugs. Do these legends exist and who has them?
SilverLine
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Posted: 2010-03-25 07:09 am   Permalink

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On 2010-03-24 23:07, kohalacharms wrote:

A scorpion bowl used by the Honolulu Trader Vic's; manufacturer Polynesian Pottery





GAD! I wonder how many times I've passed up something like this thinking it was just a child's first attempt at pottery.

Live and learn.


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ka'lenatiki
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Posted: 2010-03-25 08:07 am   Permalink

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On 2010-03-24 13:41, midnite wrote:
Swanky wrote:





Swanky's photo (above) is the "Tonga" mug I have always thought of when I see the Honolulu Vic's menu. Now, I see this mug (below) listed on that evil auction site and I suppose it is the Tonga. It just looks a bit different to my untrained dilettante eye. I recall a different maker for "Swanky's Tonga mug", was it PP or Louie B? I have got to start paying better attention.




If one is so inclined, one may bid on the above mentioned mug via this link:

It's been six months she hasn't shut up once

That glaze on the latter mug is familiar. I recall some mugs from Hawaii that I once owned which had a simlar glaze, but they were most cetainly not Vic's pieces. Just free associating here folks, no charge.

I am not a mug weirdo,
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did some of the more known mugs get glazed like this as years past?? I Picked up a pair of parrot mugs that look just like the OMC mugs but in a similar type glaze but in yellow and brown. The bottoms are left rough like these, and the logo is unreadable.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=35751&forum=5&3
got me stumped

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HOUSE OF KU
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Posted: 2010-03-25 11:58 am   Permalink

Do you happen to have a pict of the unreadable bottom?

 
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ka'lenatiki
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Posted: 2010-03-25 8:33 pm   Permalink

got it



not real clear. I can just make out "ceramic" on one, and "mfg. co, ave & 5502" on the other


 
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kohalacharms
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Posted: 2010-03-29 1:13 pm   Permalink

This week's contribution:
Polynesian Pottery's precursor or prototype to the more commonly found Trader Vic's (Honolulu) Octopus mug:




Original Octopus mug (green)depicted in menu


Less common Octopus mug (brown version)


 
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HOUSE OF KU
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Posted: 2010-03-31 11:01 pm   Permalink

Nice!!

Did you see what that Tonga went for??

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360246457062&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

$332.77


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1961surf
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Posted: 2010-04-01 10:12 am   Permalink

Of coarse he did KC bought it!

 
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Digitiki
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Posted: 2010-04-01 10:22 am   Permalink

THis is an AMAZING thread!!! Keep up the great work guys

I have a photo of THE Luau 400 bowl! It actually exists. I've never seen one in person, but several years ago (7 or , someone sold one on ebay and it was purchased for around $400 (how appropriate). It looks nothing like the drawing in the menu except that it is a rounded traingle shape with the Luau 400 logo mask at each "point". It doesn't look like a cocktail bowl though, it looks more like a condiment bowl. I'll dig out the photo I snacked from the auction and post it.
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Digitiki
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Posted: 2010-04-01 10:26 am   Permalink

THanks so much to kohalacharms for posting photos of some of his outstanding collection!!!

There is another cryptid that I would like to inquire about: The Kim's Kon Tiki bowl. In all my travels and talk to Tucson people, there has never been a mention of the bowl from when Mr. Kim owned the Kon Tiki in Tucson, AZ. Yet I remember seeing it somewhere and can't recall. Does anyone know if that exists or not?

Also, some of these crypto mugs would be a fun project for current mug makers to recreate, or in most cases, create these mugs/bowls based on the menu drawings. It would be fun to own a mug that may never have existed but should have at some point in history.
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ron-tiki
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Posted: 2010-04-03 8:26 pm   Permalink

here's another trader vics mug i haven't seen before . it's made by terra -ceramics hawaii





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ron-tiki
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Posted: 2010-04-03 8:32 pm   Permalink

here's one i've only seen one other of owned by tiki kate.





 
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Posted: 2010-04-03 9:22 pm   Permalink

I love this thread! Those pieces are great - I hadn't seen them before. Terra Ceramics also produced bowls and mugs for the Kahala Hilton and the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
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Beachbumz
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Posted: 2010-04-04 12:12 am   Permalink

Wow I love that four faced Ku design... Is that also a "terra" design?
Very cool...
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ron-tiki
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Posted: 2010-04-04 08:24 am   Permalink

hawaiian village mug-terra-ceramics.





 
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Posted: 2010-04-04 09:33 am   Permalink

That mug looks a lot like this plate:




 
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