Tonga Lei Fog Cutter Tiki Mug

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Black and white glaze. It looks to be a hobbyist cast from an original. Faint mold lines. Signed "Vermonde" on the bottom.

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Tonga Lei

This golden brown mug is shaped like a tiki head with open figure-eight mouth and heavy brow ridge. It is marked "Vermonde Original" on bottom. This mug is pictured in The Tonga Lei's menu. The Tonga Lei was a restaurant and motel on the Pacific Coast Highway in scenic Malibu, and operated from 1961 and into the '70s (1977?), when it became a Don the Beachcomber.

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23 Mar 2023
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