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Sailor Curt
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From: Seattle, WA
Posted: 2008-05-29 7:30 pm   Permalink

While traveling from Seattle, Washington to Altanta, Georgia recently, we made some great tiki scores.

One of them was a coconut punch/serving bowl with a dozen matching coconut cups.

These were created by an artist from Italy by the name of Ed Langbein.

We don't know much about this set, other than the fact that we absolutely fell in love with it the moment we laid eyes on it!














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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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From: Sin City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2008-05-29 8:05 pm   Permalink

Wow...that is really beautiful. I'm sure someone will be along to give you some info on your marvelous find.

 
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harro
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From: Australia / Argentina
Posted: 2008-05-29 8:09 pm   Permalink

SCORE! that really is amazing, I've never seen a coconut bowl like that!

the rind on the mugs looks really realistic in the photos.


 
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Sailor Curt
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From: Seattle, WA
Posted: 2008-05-29 8:13 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-05-29 20:09, harro wrote:
SCORE! that really is amazing, I've never seen a coconut bowl like that!

the rind on the mugs looks really realistic in the photos.



I know, just looking at them makes my mouth water for coconut!

These are either ceramic or some sort of heavy pottery. The large bowl weighs around five or six pounds and each of the cups is probably close to a pound or slightly less (they feel really heavy in your hand).

If anyone knows anything about this set and the artist, please post details for us.

Thanks!
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atomictonytiki
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Joined: May 14, 2002
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From: Bangkok
Posted: 2008-05-30 02:05 am   Permalink

I have one of those coconut mugs, but i never knew there was a big bowl to go with it.

 
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Tikiwahine
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From: Ontario, Canada
Posted: 2008-05-30 02:26 am   Permalink

Kurt, it's great to see you & Melissa on TC again!

That coconut set is amazing, I'll bet you can't wait to throw a party and make good use of it!

Cheers!
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Sailor Curt
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Posted: 2008-05-30 05:02 am   Permalink

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On 2008-05-30 02:26, Tikiwahine wrote:
Kurt, it's great to see you & Melissa on TC again!

That coconut set is amazing, I'll bet you can't wait to throw a party and make good use of it!

Cheers!




Thanks, Tikiwahine, its great to be back. I was on chemotherapy for almost two years and had almost zero energy to do anything much at all, let alone be social. I'm crazily happy to report that all is well now.

And yes, we are going to plan an entire party around this new coconut set!

Aloha,

Curt
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tikisobayli
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Joined: Dec 05, 2002
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From: ATL
Posted: 2008-05-30 11:25 am   Permalink

Congrats on the purchase. I take it you found that set in Atlanta as one like it has been floating around various antique stores/shows. We love the set but it was always priced out of our budget. I'm so glad this set went to a fellow TC'er!

Enjoy and hopefully someone will have some more history on this set. The detail put into these pieces is amazing!


 
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Sailor Curt
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Posted: 2008-05-30 1:03 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-05-30 11:25, tikisobayli wrote:
Congrats on the purchase. I take it you found that set in Atlanta as one like it has been floating around various antique stores/shows. We love the set but it was always priced out of our budget. I'm so glad this set went to a fellow TC'er!

Enjoy and hopefully someone will have some more history on this set. The detail put into these pieces is amazing!



Thanks, and yes, we found the set in Atlanta. The shop owner told us that he had bought it at an estate sale and had only had it on the shelf for sale for a few weeks when we discovered it.

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dogbytes
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2008-05-30 5:36 pm   Permalink

its fantastic you're back in the swing of things, Curt.. hope to see you and Melissa soon~ i cant wait to have a frosty drink out of your awesome coconut punch set. i too, have one cup, but didnt know there was a whole set.. very cool. i'm thinking Coconauts... mmmmm.

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2008-05-30 6:38 pm   Permalink

You need one of these to go with the set.
Great find!
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2008-05-30 11:09 pm   Permalink

Those are a really well made set- heavy,italian quality and very nice detail.
They just don't make things now, like they did back when.That goes for cars,
furniture, toys etc.There is another company called Holt Howard that made
really sweet coconut bowls with great detail.They both have a little
different outer texture detail to them.As a matter of fact,I found some
character that has a yellow set of the Holt Howard up for auction right
now!Both of the sets and their manufactures are rare and don't come around
that often.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=160245893176&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=006

Cheers,
Trader Bill

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atomictonytiki
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From: Bangkok
Posted: 2009-03-31 3:02 pm   Permalink

Looks like Ed Langbein also made a shallow coconut dish to go with the bowls.





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fez monkey
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From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted: 2009-03-31 10:20 pm   Permalink

I have the bowl and 6 of the cups. I'm very happy with my set but don't know anything about the origin. Now I've got to keep an eye out for the shallow dish. Coolness.

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LOL Tiki
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Posted: 2009-03-31 10:32 pm   Permalink

Those are very cool! I'm gonna have to start hunting for a set.

 
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