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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2015-08-08 04:28 am   Permalink

Great stuff guys. Here are some from my home bar. I found these vintage beauties a couple of summers ago. Made of heavy pottery and painted. Not sure if the are a hobbyist project or production pieces for home decor as they have no markings. The quality of the molds and painting are very good.






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HelveTiki
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From: a tiny little Island in Switzerland
Posted: 2015-10-29 07:33 am   Permalink

Hi all,

a friend sent me these pictures.
he told me this Lamp were used at the Mai-Kai in the late 70's early 80's.
I have no idea where he has this from or how it came to Switzerland.
but I stay tuned..





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Tattoo
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From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2015-12-19 2:30 pm   Permalink

Here's a great old souvenir photo I saw on ebay from Bob Brooks' Seven Seas that shows a rather standard nautical table lamp.



A little different than everything else we have seen in that it is electrified (most are candle based).



And here's one from the Hawaiian Room:





It does seem that these flotsam and nautical themed lamps was the standard in the pre=Polynesian pop restaurants and bars. But cool nevertheless.


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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2015-12-19 3:16 pm   Permalink

(Re posting this from the Tonga Room thread)

San Francisco's Tonga Room, my family & I in 1970
checkout the classic table lamps they used for many years.



 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2015-12-19 8:28 pm   Permalink

Lance, Wot a great pic. Mahalo for sharing.
Btw, you were a good looking kid! Wtf happened?
Your friend and mine,
David


 
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Posted: 2015-12-19 9:38 pm   Permalink

Life happened David, just life.

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2016-03-21 3:01 pm   Permalink

Here is the Triple Maori table lamp that is shown at Oceanic Arts catalog and in store collection.





I spotted this photo of a similar lamp in situ at the Palms in the Jungle restaurant in Anaheim. Can't remember seeing this one anywhere else. Looks a little like the Kona Kai signature Tiki.






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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-03-21 7:42 pm   Permalink

Lance- great photo
Dusty- great inVestiGatin


 
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Tattoo
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Posted: 2016-03-21 9:10 pm   Permalink

DC! Great shots and great detective work. It's one thing to see these lamps in a case but there is something really cool to imagine a time and era where it was just part of the general decor. A fun night out at a cool fun place. And your pictures definitely capture that!

 
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Bail Tekey
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Posted: 2016-04-01 11:50 am   Permalink

Triple Hawaiian war God










 
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Tattoo
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Posted: 2016-04-01 12:23 pm   Permalink


Amazing!!! Thx for sharing

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On 2016-04-01 11:50, Bail Tekey wrote:
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-04-04 1:21 pm   Permalink

Anyone seen this before?














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Club Nouméa
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From: Wanganui
Posted: 2016-04-06 05:57 am   Permalink

That's Pania of the Reef, based on the famous statue on the waterfront in Napier, New Zealand.

See the following Tiki Central link from 2006:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=18638&forum=5

The lamp stand version turns up in New Zealand from time to time and is very collectible.




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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-04-06 08:38 am   Permalink

Thanks
Love TC


 
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8FT Tiki
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Posted: 2016-06-28 3:40 pm   Permalink

Picked this up from the estate sale of an elderly neighbor. It is electrified so I don't know if it is from a restaurant/bar but who knows?

Coconut base with tapa cloth shade. I like how the maker carved into the coconut to show the inside and outside. Measures 15 1/2" tall. Older cord plug and light switch so it definitely has some age to it.





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