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The show me your Witco thread.
uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2013-07-27 12:15 pm   Permalink

Does anyone know what this piece of Witco is? About four feet tall by eight inches square. No attachment points on the piece. Is it just a stand ? Any thoughts would be helpful and thanks.





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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2013-07-27 12:17 pm   Permalink

It's a candle stand.

 
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happy buddha
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Posted: 2013-07-27 1:43 pm   Permalink



It also makes a nice holder for this suave gentleman..


 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2013-07-28 06:55 am   Permalink

Thanks guys. I knew it was Witco just wasn't sure of what it was for. I didn't pick it up but always good to see Witco in the wild. Thanks again.
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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2013-07-28 09:11 am   Permalink

since open flame and Rum based cocktails do NOT mix well,
I have,and you can too, make a floor lamps out of these.

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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2013-08-31 1:19 pm   Permalink







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happy buddha
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Posted: 2013-08-31 4:59 pm   Permalink

aaaaaarrrrrghhhh David!

You are truly amazing. That one's a beauty.


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-08-31 10:30 pm   Permalink

Awesome

 
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Trader X
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From: Nashville, TN
Posted: 2013-09-07 10:07 am   Permalink

Tiki David you are amazing when it comes to finding WITCO.I have to ask you and Sven if you have ever seen embellishments like what on this bowl? Its some kind of metal cord nailed to the rim of the bowl. This is part of a fountain I found and I don't think its original, but I would like an experts opinion before I take it off. Its is part of a Buddha fountain that was outside for years. I will post more pics as I continue the repair and restoration. Thanks in advance.



 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2013-09-07 10:27 am   Permalink

That looks like a hunk of guy wire. The type of wire used to stabilize telephone poles. Just my opinion but I doubt is original to the piece. Maybe it was placed on the bowl to prevent cracking since it was an outside piece.
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Posted: 2013-09-07 10:53 am   Permalink

Could be Trav, it was originally inside and was stuck outside and forgotten about. I think the guy who owned it was an obsessive tinkerer. He put lights all over it and added plastic splash guards and so on so now I am trying to figure out what is original and take off all the extra stuff.

 
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happy buddha
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Posted: 2013-09-07 11:05 am   Permalink

The original Buddha fountain was all wood exterior. You can see some nice photos of it if you do a search. There was one up for sale on here not too long ago.

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2013-09-07 2:17 pm   Permalink

Went to an estate sale today the house was a very cool Spanish style
so I knew this one would be good.
Saw this Bull hanging WITCO? I'm not sure, the owner said all of the stuff came
from Spain.
Then saw a sword wall hanging, again not sure on this one, no markings on the back.

So my question is... if this did come form Spain, Did they copy WITCO?
Or did WITCO copy them, Or did they sell WITCO in Spain?

I did buy two candle type wall sconces that I do think are WITCO.
WITCO or not I like em, will have photos of those later.
Owner said they had two other wall sconces that they sold that were in Svens book that I pointed out to them.
Then she asked if I wanted to buy my copy of Svens book! ( she thought it was from the sale, HA!)

Such a cool old house somebody is going to rip it all out.
Too bad the time of theme style décor is kinda out.












 
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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2013-09-08 05:28 am   Permalink

with a little stencil work, those barrels can become rum barrel lights- and that would work nicely in a tiki nautical themed room.

 
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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2013-09-08 06:35 am   Permalink

Skip, the bull and the sword are not Witco pieces. The bull is definitely cool though in my opinion. It has a modernist feel to it. I don't think Witco was sold in Spain back in it's day but I could be wrong. As for the borrowing as in who from who I'm not sure. The colonial Spanish conquistador themed design was a craze for awhile so who knows. The barrel light would be awesome in the home bar for sure. Thanks for the pics.
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