||aloha lounge & bar
Grand Member (7 years)
Joined: Nov 23, 2006
From: Sin City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
|Posted: 2013-03-06 8:46 pm  Permalink|
Great job...it is coming along nicely.
"Oh waiter, another cocktail please!!!"
|Thurston Howell IV|
Joined: Apr 08, 2013
From: Hervey Bay Australia
|Posted: 2013-04-29 5:09 pm  Permalink|
Hi, 'm coming to this post a little late but I like what you've accomplished with the space. That black figurine you picked up from the garage sale is a piece of Australian kitsch by a guy named Barsony. He was a Hungarian immigrant to Australia after WWII and was popular in the 1950s-70s. Here's a pic of a Barsony piece we own.
His stuff is quite collectible and fetches $200-300 on the east coast. Great find.
Joined: Oct 19, 2004
|Posted: 2013-04-30 03:44 am  Permalink|
To ebay I go!
Joined: Nov 08, 2010
From: western australia
|Posted: 2013-04-30 9:06 pm  Permalink|
aloha guys, thanks for stoppin' by.
yeah, i often thought whether or not to expand on the lamp, but eventually decided not to,
i'd already stretched the non-Tiki with the dog etc., besides, i wasn't sure if his work
was all that well known, although i understand that quite a bit of it was exported and was
popular in europe, i believe, but probably not america? and as no-one else commented until
yourself, Thurston, another australian, this kind-of confirmed my thoughts.
anyhow, as it has been brought up, here's a link to a segment the collectors produced a few
years back which i guess would be a good introduction to anyone interested who may not be
familiar with his work.
p.s. these lamps appear fairly regularly on gumtree, one of our online classifieds, for anyone
looking for an example.
[ This Message was edited by: komohana 2013-04-30 21:21 ]
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2013-05-01 12:33 am  Permalink|
Beautiful stuff, thanks for the video. There was a similar style of ceramics popular in Germany in the 50s, often made in Austria (close to Hungary):
It is telling that these kind of Exotic portrayals seemed to flourish in countries that did not have a large indigenous population of that kind, just like Tiki flourished AWAY from the Pacific Islands:
Joined: May 02, 2007
From: Far off Western Australia
|Posted: 2013-05-04 12:33 am  Permalink|
Hey there Bob,
How about some updates on that wonderful bar extension old mate!
Cheers and Mahalo,