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Crypto-Mugs. Do these legends exist and who has them?
uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2013-08-04 05:11 am   Permalink

I was lucky enough to find this early Trader Vic's Fogcutter mug yesterday. I love how tiny towns here in Michigan can still yield treasure. This mug is a bit different from the others posted in the thread. The wahine on the mug has brown hair not black as the others and the rim is blue not brown. All of the other details are spot on so we have another variant. The asking price was four dollars! Thanks.







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Tattoo
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Posted: 2013-08-04 12:41 pm   Permalink

Uncle Trav, that is fantastic. A great and rare mug with a great history. And a great find for being in Michigan! I really love the look and roughness of it. It feels very vibrant.

Congrats!

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mudbone
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From: michigan
Posted: 2013-08-06 06:33 am   Permalink

Hi Trav,any chance that came from Detroit's Trader Vic's, still drooling over your Mauna Loa finds, think I should start shopping on the west coast!


 
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Tiki Toli
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From: Canton Ohio
Posted: 2013-08-23 8:04 pm   Permalink

Found this today at a Habitat ReStore in Canton Ohio for 3 bucks. My best find in some time. Polynesian Pottery Octopus mug from the Trader Vic's in Waikiki Circa 1967-74 This one is dated 70.


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uncle trav
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Posted: 2013-08-24 05:59 am   Permalink

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On 2013-08-06 06:33, mudbone wrote:
Hi Trav,any chance that came from Detroit's Trader Vic's, still drooling over your Mauna Loa finds, think I should start shopping on the west coast!

Hi mudbone. I don't think these mugs were used at the Detroit location. The Detroit location opened nearly twenty years after the Oakland location and by that time Vic's would have had a well established supply line of cheaper mugs to distribute to all of the other restaurant locations in the chain. I'm not sure if any of these mugs even survived the move from the original Oakland location to the Emeryville location in 1972. But this is all speculation on my part.
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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2013-10-02 5:55 pm   Permalink

i think i done got me a pele volcano bowl from the tonga lei !!!!

..... as shown in this picture and menu. I believe mine is missing the volcano tip as you can see in the crude drawing on the menu there are three steps to the volcano and in the picture as well. This was a separate piece that served some function, probably to hold 151 as it was served on fire. The volcano is big and hollow inside so they must have needed the room for booze or ice but booze and ice could also fit around the inner rim as well. Any thoughts ?? The bowl is well sculpted and well made. Not some amateur home ceramic deal. The color is brown and it looks like the one in the photo is a dark brown as well. Some say this bowl was supposed to be black but i have no concrete evidence to support that it ever was. It may look black in the photo with the girl to some folks but i see it as dark brown.












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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2013-10-03 09:12 am   Permalink

This should go here as well:

Ren Clark's Polynesian Village Mauna Loa bowl.


An image for the record.
Bowls were unmarked.

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finky099
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From: Orange County, CA
Posted: 2013-10-03 09:34 am   Permalink

Tipsy, awesome find!!


 
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finky099
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From: Orange County, CA
Posted: 2013-10-03 09:37 am   Permalink

Swanky, did you find those Ren Clark bowls somewhere, or just the pix? Kudos to you, if they are in your collection!

 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Posted: 2013-10-03 11:30 am   Permalink

those bowls were on ebay a few days back- the auction was for all three of them. I think the high bidder paid $271 for all.

 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-12-03 11:39 am   Permalink

Hawaii 5-0
Season 3
Disc 3
"The Last Eden"

Saw these on a shelf in a bar in the above episode.
Nothing in Ooga under red tiki or red bowl....hmmmm


Anyone seen or have one?

Sorry about photos
Best I could get

Jon














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gabbahey
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Posted: 2013-12-18 3:27 pm   Permalink

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On 2012-12-07 17:54, Tattoo wrote:
A minor crypto mug I guess. I feel it is fitting and I like keeping this thread alive! I found this Coconut Mug with this marking which looks like an "I" but as Philip Roberts pointed out, might be a T and a L combined. Which still doesn't help me figure out who the maker is.





BUT I have found where I have seen this marking before. Which is this Honolulu Trader Vic's Bowl.







And this Honolulu Trader Vic's mug:





Neither the Honolulu Trader Vic's marked bowl, mug or the coconut mug are (obviously) from Polynesian Pottery and I wonder who the maker mark is for. And curious if they came after or before the Polynesian Pottery mugs.

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Here is another mug with the same markings, possibly from the Ilikai Hotel in Hawaii.




 
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ron-tiki
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Posted: 2013-12-18 4:18 pm   Permalink

Aloha,
That mark is for Latour hawaii..


 
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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2013-12-19 09:51 am   Permalink

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Here is another mug with the same markings, possibly from the Ilikai Hotel in Hawaii.






Yeah, I had that mug with a sparkley glaze and was attributed to the Ilikai. (It broke in the move.)
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Tattoo
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Joined: Sep 24, 2005
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From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2013-12-21 1:39 pm   Permalink

Just got this Surfer Girl volcano bowl which is little bit of a conundrum for me.







There are no markings and I have no idea where it came from. It is, however, obviously a variant of the OMC Surfer girl mug and bowls. It even has the two yellow fish.


Similar bowl but from the Aku Aku


The Skipper Kent mug

It seems that Skipper Kent in particular was fond of the surfer girl image and even used the image as an ashtray.





So the surfer girl mug might have originated with Skipper Kent. Which makes me wonder if this bowl is in effect an early Skipper Kent bowl which was then copied, much like the Spurlin pieces, by Otagiri and then mass produced.

This is unfortunately specualtion since there are no marking but it seems a plausible scenario.

I was hoping some other people might know more than I do and help identify this bowl.


 
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