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Can you ID this TIKI?
Thunderlips
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Joined: Nov 04, 2005
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From: Massachusetts
Posted: 2007-01-07 06:39 am   Permalink



I got this guy for Christmas. He's ceramic, a little over 7"s tall with no label, signature, nada, and came from a flea market. I've a hunch it was mass-produced and not someone's pottery class project. Any clues? The giver and the giftee are very curious. Thanks!








 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
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From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2007-01-07 06:58 am   Permalink

NACO or something like that. saw one the other day . looked and felt a little cheap to me. kind of a rough surface.

 
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Tiki Royale
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
Posts: 891
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2007-01-07 10:30 am   Permalink

Hey Thunderlips,
There was discussion of this guy a while back... Lots of speculation as to what the depression in the back of the head was for.
I tried searching for the thread but sorry, I'm a little fuzzy on the details of the last thread. Hopefully someone else might remeber and dig it up.
A nice find/gift for you though!
Aloha,

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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2007-01-07 1:24 pm   Permalink

A couple of pics of a Ku wall hanger I have. 7" tall 3 1/2" wide. Made by NAPCO ceramics of Japan. Almost the same type of depression in the back. May have been a way to cut down on production cost by having less material in the mold. Just a guess but may help to look up some info on the web. Great find.









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TIKI DAVID
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From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2007-01-07 2:35 pm   Permalink

yep ,thats it NAPCO,saw the same tiki with the same sticker in toledo antique mall the other day.

 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
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From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2007-01-07 2:38 pm   Permalink

The face is very reminiscent of the Johnny Sens Tiki Mug.





 
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Thunderlips
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From: Massachusetts
Posted: 2007-01-07 3:25 pm   Permalink

Thanks a lot for the info. Nice to know so many good folks are on the case!

 
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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
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From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2007-01-07 4:45 pm   Permalink

& yet another version even more like the Johnny Sens mug.





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tikijaksin
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Joined: Jul 26, 2002
Posts: 163
From: Miami Florida
Posted: 2007-01-11 06:05 am   Permalink

For what it's worth i think this tiki is also in the Book "Hula dancers and tiki gods" with a little write up on em. well i'll go back to my hole now
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tomanikitiki
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Joined: May 31, 2004
Posts: 28
From: Vancouver BC
Posted: 2007-01-15 10:03 am   Permalink

While we're trying to ID tiki's how about this one? It seems to me maybe it's a souvenir that candy or nuts came in. It's black glazed ceramic no glaze or markings on the bottom. Dual faced, with a removable fitted hat/lid.







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brokeassbuilder
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Joined: Jan 16, 2007
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From: delta b.c
Posted: 2007-01-21 10:48 pm   Permalink

picked this up today any one have an idea if it is hawaiian? ive seen this style of face before just not sure where?



 
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tomanikitiki
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From: Vancouver BC
Posted: 2007-01-22 5:40 pm   Permalink

Looks familiar to me too, last time I saw that face was a nightmare about Clowns

 
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JonPez
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Joined: Jul 01, 2003
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From: Orlando, FL
Posted: 2007-01-22 7:58 pm   Permalink

Looks like Toby design mug gone wrong. Hello Dali!


 
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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2007-01-26 10:33 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-01-21 22:48, brokeassbuilder wrote:
picked this up today any one have an idea if it is hawaiian? ive seen this style of face before just not sure where?



That looks more like an
Iroquois "False Face" mask than a Tiki.


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freddiefreelance
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2007-01-26 10:44 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-01-15 10:03, tomanikitiki wrote:
While we're trying to ID tiki's how about this one? It seems to me maybe it's a souvenir that candy or nuts came in. It's black glazed ceramic no glaze or markings on the bottom. Dual faced, with a removable fitted hat/lid.








It looks like an Indonesian variation on the Disney Polynesian Village Two-Faced Tiki? I like the lid and wider base on yours.

http://www.ooga-mooga.com/cgi-bin/all/pictures.cgi?mode=gallery&mug_id=787
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