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Familiar looking 3-foot carving
SilverLine
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Joined: Mar 02, 2004
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From: Kansas City
Posted: 2007-05-31 2:14 pm   Permalink

This guy looks like those fork and spoon sets, but he's about three feet tall carved from pine maybe. Looks machine carved (identical figures) and glued together. Also looks like there may have been more to it. A friend of mine found it among some estate stuff from a guy who did general contracting and remodeling around KC, so who knows where it may have come from. There are no markings that we can find.

The bottom line question is, anybody seen this guy before? What/ why is it? Is it common? I've never seen one, that doesn't mean much.

Thanks!


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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2007-05-31 3:17 pm   Permalink

Orchids of Hawaii used to sell ones pretty close to that one:

This is from the 1990 catalog

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SilverLine
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From: Kansas City
Posted: 2007-05-31 6:17 pm   Permalink

Yep, that's gotta be it! The bottom feet on this one are broken, which would account for the missing platform. Cool! Thanks!
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2007-06-01 01:10 am   Permalink

Of all the late Orchids offerings, that one is probably the best you could find. That 'Exciting South Sea Wall Decor/painted Shield' on the lower right looks like one of the denizens of Sponge Bob's Bikini Bottom, after he has become road kill!

 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 2007-06-01 06:14 am   Permalink


Heres just one.


 
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Hula Cat
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Joined: Jul 14, 2006
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From: Bellows Falls Vermont
Posted: 2007-06-04 7:40 pm   Permalink

In the lava rain forest with Tikiskip !!!!!! (If only they knew the rain was Italian!) ...I so like your lamp creations John...aloha
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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1564
From: Mass.
Posted: 2007-06-05 03:37 am   Permalink

Good eye, B.P. Buzzy.

 
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-06-05 4:48 pm   Permalink

Those were made in the P. I. (Phillipine Islands). It's probably monkeypod wood. Looks like you could putty in the rest of the foot and add a square of wood to form the base. It might be fun to grab a thrift store monkeypod dish with a cool shape, flip it upside down and attach the pole to the flat bottom for an organic shaped base. Nice find!
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