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latour of hawaii
Tiki Shaker
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Joined: Jun 28, 2008
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From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2008-08-02 10:03 am   Permalink

Does anyone have any info on this place? Or is it a place? Maybe just a manufacturer? I was in a store the other day, and they had these red and green (i think those were the colors) pagoda shaped tiki mugs. On the bottom, it said "Latour of Hawaii". I didn't pick them up because they almost looked too common, and at $25 a piece, they seemed pretty expensive. I didn't want to buy them only to find out they are a dime a dozen. After searching on ooga-mooga, the only Latour mug I could find was a blue bowl. I can't find any other examples of these mugs. Anybody have any info?

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-08-02 12:37 pm   Permalink

Tikis shaped like Pagodas? Or mugs shaped like Pagodas. So is Latour a Tiki mug manufacturer?

 
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Tiki Shaker
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From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2008-08-02 1:50 pm   Permalink

Yes, yes, yes.... mugs shaped like pagodas. The tops come off and there is a straw hole in them.

 
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Koolau
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Joined: Sep 23, 2006
Posts: 323
From: Oahu, Hawaii
Posted: 2008-08-02 4:43 pm   Permalink

Here's the Latour pagoda:



I have two; both are hand-marked "Ilikai" with the Latour "LT" logo.

I've asked many people about Latour, but found out very little. I believe Latour was (or is) a woman, and produced a number of different mugs, mostly for the Ilikai hotel. I have a green coconut, a scorpion bowl, and two mugs similar to the Daga two-face and hourglass tiki mugs. I'll try to post photographs of my other mugs later. That's all I know - Freddie may be able to provide more details.

I think Latour falls into the very rare but not recongnized, therefore not collected, category of tiki collectables.

If I saw these pagoda mugs at a store for $25, I would definitely buy them.



 
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Tiki Shaker
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From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2008-08-03 01:35 am   Permalink

Hmmm... I guess I may have to go see if they are still there!

 
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HOUSE OF KU
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Joined: Apr 15, 2005
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From: TIKILAND, USA
Posted: 2008-08-04 03:22 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-08-02 16:43, Koolau wrote:
That's all I know - Freddie may be able to provide more details.




Aloha Koolau! Funny you should ask about that maker, last Sunday, the girl from The Hunter,in Kailua, was asking me about that company...some one there had found two Tiki mugs from there and also a Tall, Don the Beachcomber mug and was wondering what to sell them for. You might want to call or drop by...might still be there!

Freddie
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Tiki Shaker
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From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2008-09-21 4:00 pm   Permalink

I finally bought the mugs! I couldn't believe they were still there. I hadn't had time to go by that place. They had about 10 of them, but only 3 of them didn't have a chip. So I bought the 3 good ones. I'll give one to my brother.. the other may be destined for ebay or a trade.

 
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