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Anyone seen this mug before? Even more confused on June 9, 2010
Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2010-05-12 10:47 am   Permalink

Never seen this one before? Have you?




Thanks for the help!

PTD

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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2010-05-12 12:28 pm   Permalink




 
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WestADad
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Posted: 2010-05-12 12:31 pm   Permalink

Ha!

Chris


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leleliz
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Posted: 2010-05-12 12:34 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-05-12 12:28, Unga Bunga wrote:





lmao!

Unga you are the best for comedic relief!

Duane never seen it before--markings?


 
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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2010-05-12 12:56 pm   Permalink

Can't tell about markings just yet. I purchased it today based soley on the one picture. It almost appears to be Westwood? I will know more once I get it.

From what I can tell from Unga's picture, it looks like it might be based on a couple of tikis outside a long forgot about place. Maybe this mug used to be from there and used at a Tahitian Witco bar?

PTD


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-05-12 1:07 pm   Permalink

Never seen that thang before! While the body is Tiki, the face looks more Pre-Columbian (aka pop primitivist), maybe it was used at Mexican eateries. I have seen this green glaze used for South American liquor decanters before.

 
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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2010-05-13 06:19 am   Permalink

Unga,

You wouldn't happen to know if the image of this tiki was used on "moist towelette" packing would you?

Thanks for your help!

PTD


 
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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2010-05-13 08:11 am   Permalink

It actually reminds me of one of the Tiki bars from Spain.

 
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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2010-06-09 3:02 pm   Permalink

Well, after nearly a month of waiting and dealing with the seller on this item (lost in the mail, sent another one, fun eBay stuff) this finally arrived today.

Listed as a "Tiki Candleholder" it looked like a mug to me from the picture. Now I am not sure what it is? 12" tall, it could be a vase. The image is flipped on either side?









Anyone have any idea about this??

PTD


 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2010-06-09 5:25 pm   Permalink

That thing would hold a damn big candle. I am leaning toward a hobbyist vase. Or fill it up with a huge Mai Tai.
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SilverLine
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Posted: 2010-06-10 07:24 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-06-09 15:02, Psycho Tiki D wrote:




I'm confused as well. This pic looks like it has a solid top/lid or something, yet in the others it's clearly open. In this shot it looks like somebody used an old ceramic electrical insulator as a partial mold for the top.

Yes? No?


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MondoMcGonzo
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Posted: 2010-06-10 07:37 am   Permalink

I have this guy in brown! I got it a few years ago at a flea market and have never seen another like it. I'll try to remember to take a pic of it tonight when I get home.


 
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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2010-06-10 08:44 am   Permalink

Oops, double post!

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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2010-06-10 08:44 am   Permalink

I think this was supposed to be a vase of some sort? The bottom does look like an old insulator and I think it was made that was for stability. It is pretty big and would probably hold the equivelent of 3 good sized Mai Tai's.

Curious to see the picture of the brown one!

PTD


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2010-06-10 12:05 pm   Permalink

The bottom is an ashtray, I tried to buy one a couple of years ago from a seller in Florida (The only place these seem to come from)
It was listed as a reversible Ashtray/Vase, I was told it was from the 1960's by that seller & they had it about that long.
No markings at all, Design does look to be primitive Aztec/pop influenced.


 
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