This is a version of the Orchids R-5 tiki mug, with "Luau Hut" in raised letters on the front near the base. The design has a tiki with almond-shaped slanted eyes, and a small mouth full of jagged teeth. Zig zag design along top rim. Also comes in an unmarked version, and versions with "Hula Hut", "Aloha Hut" and "Tiki Hut."
Scene on this mug depicts a black-haired hula girl with a white skirt dancing with a palm tree on the left and a catamaran on the right. Painted multi-color on a mainly white background. "Harvey's Lake Tahoe Nevada" printed in black on front.
The Harvey's Lake Tahoe Sneaky Tiki graphic logo is on the front, with "Harvey's" in script raised lettering above it. Back has a torch, and "Sneaky Tiki" in raised script letters. Glaze is dark green. There is also a version of this mug with modern looking block sans serif font lettering for "Harveys" without an apostrophe in the word.
The Harvey's Lake Tahoe Sneaky Tiki graphic logo is on the front, with "Harveys" in block raised lettering above it with no apostrophe. Back has a torch, and "Sneaky Tiki" in raised script letters. Glaze is dark green. There is also a more common version of this mug with "Harvey's" in a script font with apostrophe included.
Similar to the more common bucket tiki design with three tikis, but this one was created by OMC only for Harvey's Lake Tahoe, and it features the Sneaky Tiki logo, and is printed with "Harvey's Lake Tahoe" on the side in a script font. There is also a more modern looking sans serif block font version without an apostrophe in the word "Harvey's". OMC sticker on bottom.
This is a mug shaped like a samurai's helmet, fairly detailed, with a rich brown glaze.
This is a mug shaped like a snarling ape head wearing a necklace of alternating diamond-shaped and round beads.
Glazed in a wipe gray effect.
From the Lost Temple Traders website:
"On our most recent expedition, we were met with an ominous warning from the locals. “Kunga Kong is coming!” Could it be? The beast of legend would finally make an appearance?
Kunga Kong is a hand-made collaboration between Lost Temple Traders, Tickled Tiki, and sculptor Dale Silva. The Ghost edition is limited to 15 pieces, it measures 6.5” tall and holds 21 oz. of your favorite beverage. Hand-painted."
This mug is sculpted to look like Ernest Hemingway wearing a hat and a thick nautical-style sweater. Glazed in a blackish blue (petrol blue). The sweater, particularly, resembles the one worn by Hemingway in a photo, captured by renowned portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh, and is one of the most iconic images of Ernest Hemingway. Karsh made the image at Hemingways home in Cuba in 1957. Hemingway is renowned for his contribution to literature and, especially in Tiki circles, for his special frozen daiquiris consumed at La Florida. These drinks were called Papa Dobles and each consisted of 2 oz white rum, 1 oz fresh lime juice, ½ oz fresh grapefruit juice, ¼ oz maraschino liqueur, and 1½ to 2 cups of shaved ice. These mugs were sold through Bespoke Barware, a sister offshoot of CheekyTiki.
From Tikiland Trading Company:
"Beachcomber Monkey was a happy little guy who wore many hats on his many adventures searching for that perfect treasure! Somedays he was searching ingredients for his perfect cocktail, while other days the treasures just found him on his meanderings.
You see, Beachcomber monkey never had a plan, just positive free spirit that guided his daily routine! When I get caught up in my daily grind, I try to remember, live like the Beachcomber Monkey, have fun, and watch the treasures come to you. Often enough, if we keep our eyes peeled like bananas, we will find we already have the treasures others are searching for! We can’t all go without clothes like our little monkey friend, so the next best thing is an aloha shirt to remind us to take it easy!
This ceramic tiki mug is was designed by Tiki tOny, sculpted by Thor, and is our first mug that we've had manufactured by The Shrunken Monkey!"
This is a mug shaped like a turquoise baboon wearing a black fez with red tassel. Small hole in mouth for a burning taper for baboon to "smoke".
From House of Tabu's Facebook page:
"Of the sacred vessels of libation long thought lost to the sands of time, was the most coveted chalice of the of the highest degree - depicting none other than our official spirit animal - that ne’r-do-well, The Smoking Baboon. Whilst on a new dig at Temple grounds and despite the blistering heat, the anticipation of hunt soon drove the tireless efforts of our on-site excavation crew. Barely containing our excitement, we thought 'could this truly be it? Is this the day?' As we opened yet another catacomb, we uncovered what will hopefully be the first of a treasure trove Baboons! As we slowly scour through the ancient Temples of the the Order of the Golden Fez, we are discovering small stashes of this rare and elusive piece. Standing at approximately 7” tall and holding 15 ounces of your drink of choice, The Smoking Baboon is glazed in an Egyptian turquoise featuring a black fez and red accents."
This is the first ceramic mug produced entirely in-house by House of Tabu using their own kiln.
There is also a full-color glazed version.
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Black Tot Day, Hale Pele worked with Vantiki to produce three highly detailed versions of the legendary rum tub with complex and unique glazes that celebrate life at sea.
Each bar’s edition of the mug has a unique glaze and the bar’s logo on the base. Every mug includes a set of four historic image postcards commemorating Black Tot Day, as well as a custom “bill of lading” decal.
This rum barrel mug was produced by Munktiki for Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco, CA. The barrel is light brown with four tan gloss bands. It reads "Smuggler's Cove" on the front in raised letters and "San Francisco" on the back.
This rum barrel mug was produced by Tiki Farm for Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco, CA. The barrel is brown with four straps. It reads "Smuggler's Cove" on the front in raised letters and "San Francisco" on the back. This version is an open edition. Apparently, the first batch of this edition was mistakenly marked "Munktiki" on the bottom although it was manufactured by Tiki Farm.
This Signature Trader Vic's San Jose Mug is fashioned after a design on a Marquesan Drum. Used to serve "The Pilo Pilo" -- a rum libation with a hint of spice created as the signature cocktail for Trader Vic's San Jose.
Capacity: 16 Fluid Ounces.