FEATURES | MUSIC | BOOKS | DRINKS | FORUMS | GAMES | LINKS | ABOUT


advertise on Tiki Central

Celebrating classic and modern Polynesian Pop
  [Edit Profile]  [Edit Preferences]  [Search] [Sign Up]
[Personal Messages]  [Member List]  [Help/FAQ]  [Rules]  [Login]
Tiki Central Forums Collecting Tiki 20 Inch concrete TIKI $48.95
Goto page ( 1 | 2 Next Page )
20 Inch concrete TIKI $48.95
Benzart
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-01-15 08:17 am   Permalink

I bought this about 2 years ago, when we first moved to Port St Lucie, from a local concrete garden statuary shop for 40$. It has No markings on it and is different from any of their other statues. Anyone have idea as to origin or maker?

[ This Message was edited by: Benzart on 2004-01-17 14:28 ]


 
View Profile of Benzart Send a personal message to Benzart  Email Benzart     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Feelin' Zombified
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 15, 2003
Posts: 1329
From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2004-01-15 09:07 am   Permalink

could you post a pic?

-Z
_________________

Thank God The Tiki Bar Is Open
Thank God The Tiki Torch Still Shines...


 
View Profile of Feelin' Zombified Send a personal message to Feelin' Zombified  Email Feelin' Zombified     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Benzart
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-01-15 10:58 am   Permalink

Boy, I'm really losing it, Sorry, I took these shots specifically to post.






Thanks

[ This Message was edited by: Benzart on 2004-01-15 10:59 ]


 
View Profile of Benzart Send a personal message to Benzart  Email Benzart     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
boutiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 03, 2002
Posts: 485
From: The fly-over states
Posted: 2004-01-15 11:37 am   Permalink

I've never seen that one before. I have seen several cement garden Moai but not many Tiki. It's a cool one. No markings at all? Do you still have the name of the shop? It would be worth a call to see if they still sell them, or would be willing to divulge their supplier. I know several folks who would want one for their Tiki gardens, (that's with a small "g" Tiki Gardener) but the shipping on a heavy piece like that might be a killer.


 
View Profile of boutiki Send a personal message to boutiki  Goto the website of boutiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
bigbrotiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11244
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2004-01-15 12:15 pm   Permalink

It's cool, I have never seen it as a statue, but it seemed vaguely familiar...my Tiki memory did not fail me:
I had seen it as the "Fish God" T-shirt emblem in the Val-Surf store ad on page 239 in the Book of Tiki.

Now the name makes sense, the head dress could have been viewed as having fish scales.
I have the "Surf God" (goddess?) and the "War god" as little 10 inch plaster stautes.

Val Surf still exists as THE classic Surf shop in the valley. Guess this Tiki must have made it to California, too. No idea who designed it or made it, though.

[ This Message was edited by: bigbrotiki on 2004-01-15 12:21 ]


 
View Profile of bigbrotiki Send a personal message to bigbrotiki  Goto the website of bigbrotiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
BambooLodge
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 09, 2003
Posts: 565
From: Just up the road from Chef Shangri-La
Posted: 2004-01-15 1:11 pm   Permalink

Wow, that is a way cool piece! We have several Moai in our back yard ranging from 12" to 36" that we have found at various garden centers. This is one that I have never seen before, but would love to find. I want it, I want it, I want it!
_________________
BaMbOoLoDgE...where the South Pacific meets the Great White North!


 
View Profile of BambooLodge Send a personal message to BambooLodge      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Benzart
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-01-15 1:51 pm   Permalink

This one weighs in at 24 pounds. Idon't see the place in my phone book. It is in Fr.Pierce on US1 and I don't remember their name. I'll try to find out and let you know more also if still avail.
It may take a few days.


 
View Profile of Benzart Send a personal message to Benzart  Email Benzart     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Iolani
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Sep 30, 2003
Posts: 89
Posted: 2004-01-15 2:17 pm   Permalink

That's a sweet statue. It looks eerily similar to a Chinese kid named Eric that I went to school with.

 
View Profile of Iolani Send a personal message to Iolani      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Benzart
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-01-15 2:37 pm   Permalink

Where is Eric now, Maybe we could make a Mould??

 
View Profile of Benzart Send a personal message to Benzart  Email Benzart     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
BambooLodge
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 09, 2003
Posts: 565
From: Just up the road from Chef Shangri-La
Posted: 2004-01-15 2:45 pm   Permalink

After looking at the pics, it kinda looks an like the green Aloha Hut tiki mug which can be seen on page 45 of Duke Carter's Tiki Quest. If it only weighs 24lbs, is it hollow?
_________________
BaMbOoLoDgE...where the South Pacific meets the Great White North!


 
View Profile of BambooLodge Send a personal message to BambooLodge      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tikiwahine
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3288
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2004-01-15 3:30 pm   Permalink

sooo cool... thanks for posting those images!

for some reason he kind of reminds me of a chinese foo dog


_________________

Great Minds Drink Alike


 View Profile of Tikiwahine Send a personal message to Tikiwahine      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Benzart
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-01-15 7:19 pm   Permalink

No it's not hollow, it is solid, Just deceiving and it is more green than shown.

 
View Profile of Benzart Send a personal message to Benzart  Email Benzart     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
OceaOtica
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 29, 2003
Posts: 909
From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2004-01-15 7:54 pm   Permalink

it reminds me of the Steve Crane Ku mug, the mouth is almost identical

 
View Profile of OceaOtica Send a personal message to OceaOtica  Email OceaOtica Goto the website of OceaOtica     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Benzart
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-01-17 10:15 am   Permalink

The place is: Al's Concrete Specialties Inc.
7790 So US Hwy #1
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952
772-878-4960
www.alsconcrete.com
Current price is $48.95 and he does ship anywhere in the US. The web site does not show much, but has their e-mail address. I explained to them that some Tiki Central members would be asking about the tiki, so see if they will discount it.
Good luck


 View Profile of Benzart Send a personal message to Benzart  Email Benzart     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
8FT Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1227
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2004-01-17 7:29 pm   Permalink

They are advertising on their website that they also have a 60% lighter concrete that they can use. I wonder if they would be able to make the tiki out of that. It would make it cheaper to ship to say...Calif., K.C. or the Great White North Eh?
_________________
I once was lost.....but now I'm found.....


 
View Profile of 8FT Tiki Send a personal message to 8FT Tiki  Email 8FT Tiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Goto page ( 1 | 2 Next Page )
U-Moderate:
  
v1.5

[ About Tiki Central | Contact Tiki Central | Advertise on Tiki Central ]
(c) 2000-2014 Tikiroom.com (tm), Tiki Central (tm)

Credits & copyright infomation