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Please ID These Tiki Mugs
jthole
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Posted: 2010-03-31 5:13 pm   Permalink

Two olive green ceramic Tiki mugs. Each measure 6 3/4 inches high by 2 3/4 inches wide. The same design appears on both sides. I see many similar mugs on ebay, but all are slightly different. Can any one identify this pair?


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ron-tiki
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From: los angeles
Posted: 2010-03-31 5:23 pm   Permalink

generally speaking this is an orchids of hawaii r-5... there are many different chinese knock offs available of this design.orchids are marked on the bottom.hope this helps.

 
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2010-03-31 5:32 pm   Permalink

jthole, you should get a copy of Tiki Quest:
http://www.amazon.com/Tiki-Quest-Duke-Carter/dp/0974328308/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1270081836&sr=8-1


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dewey-surf
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Posted: 2010-03-31 6:42 pm   Permalink

If marked 'Made in China', it's less exciting, but holds liquids just the same.

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Trader Tom
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From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2010-03-31 10:10 pm   Permalink

Libbey did a version that seems to be everywhere. Some are green and some have brown/green glazes. Check out Ooga-Mooga's listing:

http://www.ooga-mooga.com/cgi-bin/all/mug.cgi?mode=view&mug_id=1975

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jthole
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Posted: 2010-03-31 11:14 pm   Permalink

Mine does not look like the Libbey.

 
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Trader Tom
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Posted: 2010-03-31 11:21 pm   Permalink

The glaze on yours is much sharper than many of the pics on Ooga Mooga's listing. Several of those pics are of the cloudy green/brown glazed Libbey mugs which were offered at an extreme price discount through Cost Plus World Market and other vendors about a year ago. I see them a lot. However, I've also seen better glazed Libbey versions of this mug in the past. It's so hard to tell who made yours without any stamp or sticker. Good luck!

 
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Naneki
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From: Behind the 8 Ball in Ventikitura County
Posted: 2010-04-01 07:56 am   Permalink

From your picture, it looks like the mugs are the standard green or blue green glaze.

I recently picked up one of these with a green over brown glaze ala Frankoma. I figured it was Chinese as the interesting glaze was on "blah" over-used mold ceramic.

Nancy



 
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ZeroTiki
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From: Rohnert Park, California
Posted: 2010-04-01 12:10 pm   Permalink

There are 3 types of mugs like these...
Orchids of Hawaii (These don't appear to be OoH)
Libby's (Libbeys mugs are quite heavy)
Shonfeld's (a housewears store)
I have a feeling this one is a shonfelds mug
Check OogaMooga.
~Zero
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jthole
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Posted: 2010-04-01 1:39 pm   Permalink

Are the Orchids of Hawaii and Shonfeld's always marked?
Mine had a barcode sticker underneath, but no name.
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2010-04-01 2:18 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-04-01 13:39, jthole wrote:
Are the Orchids of Hawaii and Shonfeld's always marked?
Mine had a barcode sticker underneath, but no name.
.





Try entering that barcode into a upc lookup database and let us know if it comes up with anything.
Try:
http://www.upcdatabase.com/itemform.asp
or
http://upcdata.info/
or
http://www.checkupc.com/

I'm sure there are more.


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ZeroTiki
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Posted: 2010-04-01 3:32 pm   Permalink

Libby's and orchids do have markings on the bottom.
Orchids will have the item # and Libby's will say just that. The libby's mugs are also very heavy, and taller. SWhonfeld's mugs do not have markings.
shonfelds mug on ooga mooga
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jthole
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Posted: 2010-04-01 4:33 pm   Permalink

The barcode was torn, so I removed it. Since these are light weight with no other markings, I will assume these are Shonfeld's. Thank you every one for your help.

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