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Any Info On This Mug?
bongofury
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From: Ventura County
Posted: 2004-04-24 7:16 pm   Permalink



No markings on it, seems to be a red clay with a brown glaze, about 9" tall.


 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2004-04-24 11:04 pm   Permalink

Bongo, in this case the often wrongly used e-bay description "ceramic vase" seems to be appropriate. Never seen a mug in that shape, not even among the Spanish fleet.

 
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Atomicchick
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Posted: 2004-04-25 11:41 am   Permalink

Dang, that is funky! I dig it!

 
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Atomicchick
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Posted: 2004-04-25 11:41 am   Permalink

Dang, that is funky! I dig it!

 
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Trader Woody
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Posted: 2004-04-26 02:55 am   Permalink

Just a guess, but it might well have come from Trader Vic's Mexican restaurants - Senor Pico's?

Trader Woody


 
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ModMana
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2004-04-26 12:15 pm   Permalink

Dug through my tiki archives and found some info on this one. The tall vase was originally sold with a wooden holder to stabilize it (see top row in photo below). It appears to have been part of a larger line of products of same style. Notice the facial feature similarities in the tall mug, short mug, teapot, and S&P shakers (see bottom row in photo). As you can see, the tall mug was also used at the Hawaiian Inn in Daytona. All these came in a variety of colors. Several items had a decal on the bottom labeled "Tahiji". I assume that is the maker. Personally it doesn't look all that tiki to me...but the label says it's a tiki mug, so it must be.



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Tiki Bird
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Posted: 2004-04-26 12:27 pm   Permalink

I thought it looked like a beer bong.

 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2004-04-26 1:57 pm   Permalink

Hey Modmana,

I've got those salt & peppers. Glad to finally know what they are. Thanks.

Sabu


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2004-04-26 3:53 pm   Permalink

TAHIJI!?? ...and I thought I'd seen it all!
Hey, then those must be FIKI mugs!


 
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bongofury
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From: Ventura County
Posted: 2004-04-26 8:30 pm   Permalink

Thanks Modmana.......I was hoping it was some kind of "tiki" mug as this is only the 3rd mug I have found locally in 8 years of searching. Everything else has been out of our area or on ebay. I agree it is not very tiki, looks like a clown with a big hat.

 
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CowboyMike
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Posted: 2004-04-26 8:54 pm   Permalink

I have the squat mug with the handle in both a tan and green glaze. It's an incredibly light porcelain and feels very shoddy.

 
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ModMana
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Posted: 2004-04-27 01:34 am   Permalink

Bongofury, it may not look all that tiki but I still like it and I would've been happy to have been the one to find your mug. FYI, the tall 3 vases in my photo above (like yours) sold on eBay for $150 for the most expensive and $80 for the least expensive. I assume you paid less than that. Good score!

A little more info...I've seen other pieces in this style such as an even shorter coffee cup. Also, there is another Japanese manufacturer called Quon Quon who may be related to Tahiji somehow. Many of their mugs feature the exact same handle detail as well as other telling characteristics. OK, that's probably too much information now....my geekiness is showing.

ModMana


 
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tikigreg
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Posted: 2004-04-27 05:07 am   Permalink

Just to add my geek factor in, this is the same design on one of the vintage hibachis that shows up on ebay from time-to-time. Usually sells for a hefty price.
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atomictonytiki
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From: Bangkok
Posted: 2004-04-27 06:43 am   Permalink



To geek the lot of ya, is this style of mug possibly related to the Brit-tiki holly grails, mugs used in the "beachcomber" (london).

[ This Message was edited by: atomictonytiki on 2004-04-27 06:46 ]

[ This Message was edited by: atomictonytiki 2009-05-04 06:38 ]


 
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bongofury
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Posted: 2004-04-27 7:57 pm   Permalink

Don't get me wrong......I do like it. Funky Tiki is better than no Tiki.

 
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