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Swanky
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Posted: 2007-08-09 1:21 pm   Permalink

This sure looks like Witco, but I never saw it before.

Ken, Bigbro?


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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2007-08-09 2:15 pm   Permalink

Naaaw, that's just a piece of (...stalling while trying to get my bid in...) uh, that's just....Wait! It's all over! Kim already got it, and for a pretty penny!
Congrats, Kim! That is one of my favorite, very early Witco designs, and it looks in pristine shape! And after it will be published full page in my book, the dough spent will be a worthwhile investment.


 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2007-08-09 2:21 pm   Permalink

Looks like a nice combination of the paddle carving turned into a pseudo-tiki. Very interesting.
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2007-08-09 2:47 pm   Permalink

Yeah, I wish Bill would have experimented more with that mixed sculpture/painting concept in his Tiki pieces, I like it very much. But I guess the temptation to fully sculpt Tikis was to great, and he also might have been concerned about lack of a native tradition in that. It really worked well in his modernist wall hangings, like in the famous Witco World.

But most of the time the painting part became the background to the sculpted art, not quite as integral as exemplified in this Tiki piece.


 
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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2007-08-09 2:56 pm   Permalink

does anyone have a pic of The Daisies? TD

 
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dogbytes
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Posted: 2007-08-09 3:00 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-08-09 14:47, bigbrotiki wrote:
Yeah, I wish Bill would have experimented more with that mixed sculpture/painting concept in his Tiki pieces, I like it very much.



Keigs made a couple pieces like that for Hula Hula ~ commission one to match your decor!


 
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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2007-08-12 02:43 am   Permalink

has anyone even heard of a Witco piece called the DAISIES?

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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2007-08-15 4:37 pm   Permalink

David, here you go. Took a while til I dug those out:






 
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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2007-08-15 5:56 pm   Permalink

THANK YOU . Have you ever seen a Witco lamp with a lamp shade made like the Dasies? TD

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2007-08-15 6:27 pm   Permalink

No...maybe...I don't recall. But even I do not have ALL catalogs and supplements that Witco ever published, and also, they played around and some stuff out there never WAS in catalogs. They did take some Tiki masks and also the fire dancers and slapped them on regular lamp shades, so why not those daisies

 
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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2007-08-15 8:12 pm   Permalink

cool. i have one ,was hoping it was rare. sounds like it could be.i found it in daytona last year,it was on a witco lamp of 2 figures facing and hugging each other.thanks for the info and pics. TD

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2007-08-16 12:24 pm   Permalink

Your description of the base rang a bell, and I found it in a January 1969 catalog supplement:



Unfortunately the photos are only in black and white, which makes them not book worthy, so I kinda forgot about them. But I sure would love to have one of those fire dancer/Abstract ones!

Here are two other "wood on shade" examples (the above ones came as swag lamps also):



Ken Pleasant has remade that Tiki shade since, complete with Tapa pattern.

And yes, there are SOME B&W Witco photos in Tiki Modern, but the majority had to be color, of course.





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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2007-08-16 12:33 pm   Permalink

thats it , the one on the right, shade and all. damn ,do you have all the catalogs? thanks,again, for the pic and info. TD

 
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Tiki Kollektor
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Posted: 2007-08-16 1:46 pm   Permalink

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But I sure would love to have one of those fire dancer/Abstract ones!



I want a Fire Dancers lamp too!



 
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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2007-08-16 2:30 pm   Permalink

I have this Witco ship, but someone has obviously done a shitty job of repainting the background. They even got blue paint on the wood. Has anyone here ever tried to repaint a Witco? Any suggestions for how to remove the wood from the cloth or how to remove the paint from the wood?

I would love some ideas for this piece.
Thanks!
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