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Help Identify, What Is This, Is This A? Thread
Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-08-29 6:09 pm   Permalink

Could you post a photo of the direct view of the faces on it?

 
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ErichTroudt
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Posted: 2014-08-29 6:17 pm   Permalink

House of Ku mentions it in this thread...

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=43129&forum=5&hilite=hula

Nice find...


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ukutiki
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Posted: 2014-08-29 6:18 pm   Permalink

Guacamole?

 
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Tattoo
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Posted: 2014-08-29 6:27 pm   Permalink

WOW.. some amazing memory skills. Thanks Erich Troudt for the link. Cool to see that someone else has one 2. It sorta answers the question of what it is. Consensus to be a planter (although it doesn't hold water?). Here's a couple more shots of the front of it






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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2014-08-29 10:39 pm   Permalink

Tatoo, dats a cachepot. Flowerpots , planters, etc have drainage holes. Cachepots are used to hide a drab flowerpot and protect whatever the pot is sitting on. Lava being porous makes me wonder how effective this one is. Very cool nonetheless.
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Dasgoot
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Posted: 2014-09-19 10:53 pm   Permalink

Hi,

I've got a metal Tiki mug that I've been carting around for years that I'd love to learn more about. It's 7.5 inches tall by three inches wide. I dug it out of a pile in a consignment shop in Haverstraw, New York around ten years ago.

It's made of a bronze-ish metal that's gotten a green patina from over the years, although I can't rule out that it's not a metal coating over something less durable. It sure doesn't feel as heavy as you'd think solid metal would. No distinguishing marks on it.

Any ideas? Thanks!





 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-09-20 02:01 am   Permalink

I am willing to bet it is not metal
but just the glaze on a ceramic mug.


 
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Dasgoot
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Posted: 2014-09-20 2:02 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-09-20 02:01, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
I am willing to bet it is not metal
but just the glaze on a ceramic mug.



I'm bet you're right. There's probably just a good amount of metal in the glaze. (It smells like a bag of wet nickels.)


 
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Dasgoot
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Posted: 2014-09-20 9:21 pm   Permalink

Never mind - I was letting my belief that it was metal make the search much harder.

Looks like it's a close knock-off of the Otagiri Mercantile Company Ku Tiki mold:

http://www.ooga-mooga.com/cgi-bin/all/mug.cgi?mode=view&mug_id=2322

Think it might be a Jard knock-off?

Sorry to be such a newbie that I couldn't figure out how to research it.


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Tumatauenga
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Posted: 14 days ago; 5:41 pm   Permalink

What do you think this figure is? I am guessing an Aumakua Hawaiian figure (on steroids). Regardless I'm liking his creepy Karen Black tiki vibe.





 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 14 days ago; 7:02 pm   Permalink

It does resemble an Aumakua design, but I have never seen one with teeth
at least those listed in museums collections from the 1800s & early 1900s.


 
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tikicoma
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From: wakinekona
Posted: 14 days ago; 7:35 pm   Permalink

The book Hawaiian Sculpture shows a couple of Aumakua with teeth but the used human teeth. Not pointy ones.

aloha, tikicoma


 
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