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Found this Kahiki fountain mug (?) at thrift store
Spaceboy
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Posted: 2010-04-08 12:44 am   Permalink

I'm not sure if this should be posted in another thread or not, so please forgive me if I'm doing this wrong.

I found this thing at a thrift store, and so far, nobody can tell me anything about it.


It's not the typical mug that we're used to seeing. This is something else. A pencil holder perhaps? a mug prototype? It's ceramic, but painted, not glazed, and it has some cream white paint on it that looks like it doesn't belong. It may have been painted on by the last owner.

Has anyone ever seen such a thing?

Here's a side detail


 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Posted: 2010-04-08 02:55 am   Permalink

A home crafted mug perhaps?


 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2010-04-08 04:02 am   Permalink

Nice find. Is that a date next to the name? And looks like it has a trademark circle also.
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Spaceboy
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Posted: 2010-04-08 07:21 am   Permalink

Close as I can tell it says "Cindy's M.W. (6)"
The 6 is inside a circle like a trademark symbol.

I think if it had been a crafter item there would be many more of them out there. That would indicate a commercial mold had been made. So far nobody has ever seen this before. I figured this would be the place to ask.


 
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1961surf
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Posted: 2010-04-08 11:04 am   Permalink

I thinks it says "Cindys MUG " look closer with a sharp eye Space.

 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Posted: 2010-04-08 12:18 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-04-08 11:04, 1961surf wrote:
I thinks it says "Cindys MUG " look closer with a sharp eye Space.



Well, that's what I thought and so I guessed it ti be home made.


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Tiki Royale
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Posted: 2010-04-08 3:18 pm   Permalink

Maybe it says "Cindy's Dog"?
Aloha,

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Spaceboy
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Posted: 2010-04-08 4:04 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-04-08 11:04, 1961surf wrote:
I thinks it says "Cindys MUG " look closer with a sharp eye Space.



No, it's definitely not MUG. That middle letter looks like a W and there are periods between them. Also that last symbol is certainly not a G.

It's made from a mold for certain also.


 
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Spaceboy
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Posted: 2010-04-08 4:11 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-04-08 12:18, Bongo Bungalow wrote:

Well, that's what I thought and so I guessed it ti be home made.




If that were the case, this would probably be a very common item and chances are someone would have seen it before.


 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Posted: 2010-04-08 5:16 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-04-08 16:11, Spaceboy wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-04-08 12:18, Bongo Bungalow wrote:

Well, that's what I thought and so I guessed it ti be home made.




If that were the case, this would probably be a very common item and chances are someone would have seen it before.




Well OK, unless it was a one-off. But you live in Kahiki land, maybe it's from there. Have you checked out the old menus?



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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2010-04-08 7:31 pm   Permalink

I just wanted to see these side by side.



BTW, nice find!


 
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Spaceboy
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Posted: 2010-04-08 10:12 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-04-08 19:31, Hakalugi wrote:
I just wanted to see these side by side.



Thanks.


 
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Spaceboy
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Posted: 2010-04-14 01:18 am   Permalink


Nobody knows anything about this?
This is very surprising to me. I figured if anyone had seen this, it would be Tiki Central people.

Yes, I live in Kahiki land. None of my friends know anything either.


 
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SilverLine
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Posted: 2010-04-14 05:27 am   Permalink

I'll add my $.02 . . from the thickness of the "mug" walls I doubt it was cast from a mold. It looks like a sculpted piece to me. So it may well be the only one in the world. Cool, and kinda sad at the same time. It's a great idea for a mug.
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-04-16 12:03 am   Permalink

Unique. The fact that it was found at a thrift store indicates that it is older...or was an unappreciated present. It is intriguing that perhaps sometime before the Tiki Revival someone named Cindy was inspired by that entrance fountain, which is one of the oddest attempts at Maori art in Poly pop, only comparable to the strange Paddle Sucker mug. It looks really sad there in that clinical environment at Kahiki Foods (above), it is missing its muse...



And the mug is not at all like the candle holder the Tsaos had made a while ago. Always wanted to have one of those:




 
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