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Help identifying some finds
tikirosa
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Joined: Jan 19, 2008
Posts: 4
From: san antonio, TX
Posted: 2008-01-19 7:14 pm   Permalink

Hi, new to this post, Just thought i'd share some of my new findings.
The first picure is of a statue I found in an antique store located in san antonio, texas. Looks like a KU GOD.
Monkey Pod from the Phillipines are marked at the bottom of the base.
Does anyone know anything about this statue? Where it comes from? Who made it? etc...

The second picture has two identical mugs found in a thrift store got them for $5 bucks. No markings on them.
The two little statues to the left were also found at a thrift store for 50 cents great buy!!! No markings either.
The middle item is a statue, but not sure if it's african or tiki? Defenitely no markings. Has cool earings dangling.

If you have any info please let me know ASAP this is driving me carzzzzy!!!! HELP!!!!!




 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2008-01-19 9:52 pm   Permalink

You wouldn't happen to know saradar44 who has the exact same statue as you and was asking yesterday in the CARVING thread about that KU tiki that they found in San Antonio, also?
What an amazing coincedence!


 
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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2008-01-19 9:57 pm   Permalink



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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2008-01-19 9:58 pm   Permalink

By the way, did you see rule#6 in the Tiki Central rules?
















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Koolau
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Joined: Sep 23, 2006
Posts: 323
From: Oahu, Hawaii
Posted: 2008-01-19 10:26 pm   Permalink

The mugs look like Westwood, but I can't place the exact type, and the noses don't look right (not square enough). Are you certain they aren't marked "Japan" on the bottom?

The little statues look South American - I don't know what to make of the earring statue.

And the Ku is very nice, but it looked better on the chair.


 
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tikirosa
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Joined: Jan 19, 2008
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From: san antonio, TX
Posted: 2008-01-19 10:52 pm   Permalink

Sorry about rule #6.
But i am a different user. I do know saradar44 in san antonio this is our first time at tiki cantral.
He made a mistake and posted on the wrong forum.
So then I opened an account to place the statue on the correct forum.
Thanks for pointing it out.
Good Catch!!!!!


 
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Koolau
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Joined: Sep 23, 2006
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From: Oahu, Hawaii
Posted: 2008-01-20 01:20 am   Permalink

No worries, eh? Live and learn.

Did you check the bottom of the mugs? Do they say "Japan"? Also, do they have handles on the back?

That earring statue is similar to the earring mug from the Tonga Room and the Islander - wonder if they are related in some way.

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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2008-01-20 05:39 am   Permalink

Nice find Tikirosa. And welcome to TC. Your mugs are made by BEST EVER of Japan. Made out of red clay.Here's three from my collection. Tiki Quest says they may have been used at the Hawaiian Cottage. Good find !





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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
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From: HELL
Posted: 2008-01-20 08:41 am   Permalink

nice mugs.. the one on the left is most common....i've never seen the other 2 before....they are very cool..
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tikirosa
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From: san antonio, TX
Posted: 2008-01-20 09:12 am   Permalink

Thanks alot UNCLE TRAV for the information. No the mugs don't have a tag or any writing on the bottom. They do have handles.
As for the small statue can't seem to find any info. I liked your collection.


 
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GROG
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Posted: 2008-01-20 11:05 am   Permalink

Well then, welcome both of you to Tiki Central. There are some more Texans on the forum and they are planning to get together May 3rd in Dallas at the Trade Vics. You can find the thread in "other events".


 
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Unkle John
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Joined: Oct 22, 2003
Posts: 1217
From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2008-01-20 11:14 am   Permalink

Tikirosa,

Uncle Trav beat me to the post, I have the same mug you were asking about, and I was going to say exactly what he was going to say. The carved tri-face "bowl" was something I saw at the thrift store yesterday, but was not painted like yours. I believe the others are right in saying it is South American / Mexican. That is far too common in this state and I would assume in states bordering Mexico. No worries if you want to collect them, just keep in mind they aren't Polynesian in origin, but do look good in a separate collection for SA/Mexican Idols. The carved statue that appears first in your post is Hawaiian. Stick around and you'll learn what is Polynesian and what isn't. Good to have you two aboard!
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Koolau
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Joined: Sep 23, 2006
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From: Oahu, Hawaii
Posted: 2008-01-20 9:19 pm   Permalink

Very cool - I've never heard of the manufacturer BEST EVER before; something else to keep an eye out for.

 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1271
From: Indiana
Posted: 2008-01-21 12:00 pm   Permalink

Here's the ones I have. You can see the handles in this photo. No stickers on mine.




 
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TikiPhil
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
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From: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2008-01-21 9:35 pm   Permalink

Three of those mugs just sold on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=200191934769&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=010

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