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Help Identify, What Is This, Is This A? Thread
Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2012-08-13 1:32 pm   Permalink

Hoping this is the thread?

I found this painting recently and have had a difficult time identifying the artist. Is anyone familiar with this signature? It almost looks like Tyree, but perhaps that is wishful thinking!









Thanks for the assistance,

PTD


 
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Ragbag Comics
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Joined: Feb 24, 2009
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From: Chicago
Posted: 2012-08-18 10:31 pm   Permalink

Hey folks-

After much hubbub about the use of this thread, I think we've found a good one- "what the hell is this??"
There's so much stuff out there... for those of us looking for information to add to our own fund of knowledge (as opposed to creating a poor man's Tiki Antiques Roadshow) I think this thread will come in mighty handy.

Without further to-do...

Recently stumbled on this mega-lamp at a flea market; It's big! The base is 21", with the shade it's around 4ft tall (they don't make 'em like this anymore...)





It's hefty- probably weighs 10 pounds or more. Made of thick ceramic (might be plaster)

The guy we bought it from says he's seen only one before... that doesn't tell us much about it, other than that it must have been mass produced.

Anybody know anything about it? Manufacturer? Date?

We absolutely love it- it's like Kon Tiki Tucson robo-tiki meets Mr. Bali Hai (it's the earrings...) meets moai.

Any help from the knowledgeable Grand Poobahs out there is appreciated...

--Pete
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hottiki
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From: Garden Grove CA
Posted: 2012-08-22 8:10 pm   Permalink



[ This Message was edited by: hottiki 2012-09-22 08:49 ]


 
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slimman
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From: Gulf Coast
Posted: 2012-09-14 5:07 pm   Permalink

What do you all think of this? Any ideas who made it? The globe in the middle conceals the light bulb.





Any thoughts are appreciated


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-09-14 5:35 pm   Permalink

slimman, That is simply ugly......sorry no disrespect, but I hope you did not buy it.
So that is what it is.....ugly.


 
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littlegiles
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Posted: 2012-09-14 5:49 pm   Permalink

Not sure ugly is a word I would use. I kind of like it, but my mind immediately goes to Halloween decor and not tiki. Maybe it is the chains on it or something. There is a truly creepy vibe to it.

- Dale
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komohana
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From: western australia
Posted: 2012-09-14 6:10 pm   Permalink

that'd look awesome in the Bearded Bastards' haunted dining room.



 
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slimman
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Posted: 2012-09-15 3:54 pm   Permalink

I wouldn't call it ugly per se. But yeah it is rather unusual. It caught my eye from across the room though. I have not bought it yet, but it might end up as an addition for the tiki bar out back, with some slight modifications.

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-09-15 4:08 pm   Permalink

It does look "African" inspired.......I think from the "Ugly Tribe"

 
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mudbone
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From: michigan
Posted: 2012-09-16 07:26 am   Permalink

I sure hope that it is one of a kind !

 
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Tiki Shaker
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From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2012-09-16 10:28 am   Permalink

It looks a lot like that Iron Spanish Conquistador style decor that was popular in the early 70s.

 
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Pikeys Dog
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From: England
Posted: 2012-09-16 3:35 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-09-16 10:28, Tiki Shaker wrote:
It looks a lot like that Iron Spanish Conquistador style decor that was popular in the early 70s.



"No one expects the Spanish Inquisition"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAn7baRbhx4

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Holler Waller
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From: NW TN
Posted: 2012-09-16 4:18 pm   Permalink

Fear, Surprise, and an almost fanatical devotion to the discoveries of great new (older) threads.....:

1. You should use the search function before you start a new thread like this. This topic was covered most recently in this thread:

Mystery Tiki - Answering the questions: "Where is this tiki from? "Who made it?" What is it for?


2.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=32779&forum=13&283


3. http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=34573&forum=5


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Alfie the Moai
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Posted: 2012-09-18 07:54 am   Permalink

I have had this lamp for a while. Does anyone know anything about it? Is it Tiki? I swear I saw one on here years ago?




 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-09-18 11:06 am   Permalink

It depicts "African Tribal Shields" (So not Tiki)
The lamp itself looks to be from the 1950s to early 1960s
judging from the style & patina of the metal on the lamp.


 
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