FEATURES | MUSIC | BOOKS | DRINKS | FORUMS | GAMES | LINKS | ABOUT


advertise on Tiki Central

Celebrating classic and modern Polynesian Pop
  [Edit Profile]  [Edit Preferences]  [Search] [Sign Up]
[Personal Messages]  [Member List]  [Help/FAQ]  [Rules]  [Login]
Tiki Central Forums Collecting Tiki The show me your Witco thread.
Goto page ( Previous Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 Next Page )
The show me your Witco thread.
TikiRootsRocka
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 15, 2011
Posts: 247
From: Los Angeles, California
Posted: 2012-07-02 4:10 pm   Permalink

Very nice Tipsy!

 
View Profile of TikiRootsRocka Send a personal message to TikiRootsRocka  Email TikiRootsRocka Goto the website of TikiRootsRocka     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
TIKI DAVID
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2012-07-02 4:37 pm   Permalink


_________________
"Pets are welcome,Children 'MUST' be on leash" TD

[ This Message was edited by: TIKI DAVID 2012-07-02 16:38 ]


 
View Profile of TIKI DAVID Send a personal message to TIKI DAVID  Email TIKI DAVID     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
The Quiet Village
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Mar 17, 2012
Posts: 14
From: Fort Worth, Texas
Posted: 2012-07-08 10:23 am   Permalink

I saw this sitting on a wall at my local antique store. The wood grain made me wonder if this is Witco. Anyone seen anything like this piece before? Thanks yall for any help you can provide. I didnt pick it up because it kinda just screams random tribal mask to me,but if it is witco I will run and get it because I have zero witco pieces, and this will be the first one I have ever seen.



[ This Message was edited by: The Quiet Village 2012-07-08 10:25 ]


 
View Profile of The Quiet Village Send a personal message to The Quiet Village      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Dustycajun
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4275
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-07-08 12:30 pm   Permalink

This is a really long thread, so I didn't look at every page. Don't remember seeing this Wilrongo ship before.








DC


 
View Profile of Dustycajun Send a personal message to Dustycajun      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
TIKIBOSKO
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 17, 2004
Posts: 323
Posted: 2012-07-10 3:14 pm   Permalink

Hey DC, I think that one is called the "Sea Witch"



 
View Profile of TIKIBOSKO Send a personal message to TIKIBOSKO  Goto the website of TIKIBOSKO     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
bigtikidude
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8875
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2012-07-10 7:40 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-07-08 10:23, The Quiet Village wrote:
I saw this sitting on a wall at my local antique store. The wood grain made me wonder if this is Witco. Anyone seen anything like this piece before? Thanks yall for any help you can provide. I didnt pick it up because it kinda just screams random tribal mask to me,but if it is witco I will run and get it because I have zero witco pieces, and this will be the first one I have ever seen.



[ This Message was edited by: The Quiet Village 2012-07-08 10:25 ]




It's a rare Witco -Tiki- Jackalope.


Jeff(btd)





[ This Message was edited by: bigtikidude 2012-07-10 19:40 ]


 
View Profile of bigtikidude Send a personal message to bigtikidude  Email bigtikidude     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
bigbrotiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11139
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-07-11 2:57 pm   Permalink

Yup, it's Witco - Witco was doing a lot of "random tribal mask" stuff in their day, I call it "modern primitive". They did a bunch of African-named pieces, yet their classic African bar has a Papua New Guinea mask on the front - it's a melange called "Tiki Modern".

Not so much stemming from the Polynesian restaurant fad but from the appreciation that modern artists had for ALL "primitive" art early in the 20th Century, which made its way into middle-class living rooms in the mid-century. Though Bill Westenhaver acknowledged that the Polynesian craze gave Witco its major boost, he as a typical mid-century modern artist was not married to the Polynesian theme. Plus, most of his business was in home decor, not bar decor.

[ This Message was edited by: bigbrotiki 2012-07-11 17:33 ]


 
View Profile of bigbrotiki Send a personal message to bigbrotiki  Goto the website of bigbrotiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
SilverLine
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 02, 2004
Posts: 631
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2012-07-16 12:38 pm   Permalink

Well it isn't MY Witco, and likely won't be, but this stuff is SOOO rare around here that I have to post it!

Found this complete set of living room furniture at a new antique mall in town. Sofa, chairs, tables tamps AND 4 barstools (not pictured).

No tiki, no animals, but pure Witco.

Fabric looks original (as does all of it) and the whole thing is in pretty nice comdition. They wanted $2,500 for the set, if I remember right.






_________________

Classic Silver Line Boats

 View Profile of SilverLine Send a personal message to SilverLine  Goto the website of SilverLine     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Sabu The Coconut Boy
Tiki Central Poet Laureate

Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2792
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2012-08-24 12:09 am   Permalink

Flaire Furniture ad from 1967



 
View Profile of Sabu The Coconut Boy Send a personal message to Sabu The Coconut Boy  Email Sabu The Coconut Boy     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tipsy McStagger
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3516
From: HELL
Posted: 2012-08-25 3:15 pm   Permalink

scored this tiki shield and spear recently....




_________________


 
View Profile of Tipsy McStagger Send a personal message to Tipsy McStagger  Email Tipsy McStagger     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Dustycajun
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4275
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-08-26 6:16 pm   Permalink

A Witco Port and Starboard light carving






DC


 
View Profile of Dustycajun Send a personal message to Dustycajun      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tikisgrl
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 866
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2012-09-02 1:34 pm   Permalink

Witco, available in Maine... About 4 x 5 feet.




 
View Profile of Tikisgrl Send a personal message to Tikisgrl  Email Tikisgrl     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
tikijackalope
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 23, 2003
Posts: 820
From: KS/MO
Posted: 2012-09-03 02:03 am   Permalink

I can't be sure, but that looks like a set that was at Retro Inferno (another KC antique store) back in the early 2000s.

Quote:

On 2012-07-16 12:38, SilverLine wrote:
Well it isn't MY Witco, and likely won't be, but this stuff is SOOO rare around here that I have to post it!

Found this complete set of living room furniture at a new antique mall in town. Sofa, chairs, tables tamps AND 4 barstools (not pictured).

No tiki, no animals, but pure Witco.

Fabric looks original (as does all of it) and the whole thing is in pretty nice comdition. They wanted $2,500 for the set, if I remember right.










 
View Profile of tikijackalope Send a personal message to tikijackalope  Email tikijackalope     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
TIKI DAVID
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2012-09-17 09:47 am   Permalink

Estate Sale find in SHARON PA.
VERY reasoable.

_________________
"Pets are welcome,Children 'MUST' be on leash" TD


 
View Profile of TIKI DAVID Send a personal message to TIKI DAVID  Email TIKI DAVID     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Hale Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2012-09-17 6:03 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-09-17 09:47, TIKI DAVID wrote:
Estate Sale find in SHARON PA.
VERY reasoable.





What the heck are you doing in my neck of the woods buying awesome Witco!?

Also, is it still available, or did you pick it up? Looks great!


 
View Profile of Hale Tiki Send a personal message to Hale Tiki  Email Hale Tiki Goto the website of Hale Tiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Goto page ( Previous Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 Next Page )
U-Moderate:
  
v1.5

[ About Tiki Central | Contact Tiki Central | Advertise on Tiki Central ]
(c) 2000-2014 Tikiroom.com (tm), Tiki Central (tm)

Credits & copyright infomation