Tiki Mugs

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    Studio Gallery Mug – by Gecko #1

    This mug is created by Gecko for his Gecko's South Seas Arts studio when collectors visit, they have an option to purchase a red studio only glaze or in 2021 this new mug featuring an alien like figure in a modern abstract design. Other custom and open run versions with glaze and color combinations can vary.

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Custom 1:1 Kissed by Pele

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    Greedy Pirate – by Shrunken Monkey

    Created by Shrunken Monkey and sculptured by Tanner Perks in March 2022, the Greedy Pirate mug is handmade so no mug is exactly the same and stands 5.25” tall and 8” tall with a resin base to properly hold the final remains and the pirate’s bounty of gold coins.

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    Large Kilauea Bowl a.k.a. Gecko Large Kilauea Bowl

    The Kilauea Bowl is another creation by Gecko. Similar to Mt. Bamatay, the bowl is supported by three fish-tikis, that look similar to designs from Andres Bumatay. The interior of the bowl is red and looks as though lava has eaten through the sides.

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Custom 1:1 Kissed by Pele Bowl

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    Ward Warehouse Beam Mug #11 – by Gecko

    This mug is created by Gecko for his Gecko's South Seas Arts studio and is molded after one of the 30 beams taken from the old Ward Warehouse on Honolulu and carved for Max's South Seas. Each mug is numbered X/30 after the beam for which it was carved, and not to indicate the production number. Other custom and open run versions with glaze and color combinations can vary.

    This is mug design #11

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    SPAM Mug – by Gecko #1

    This mug is created by Gecko and South Sea Arts and mimics a traditional can is SPAM and the face in the shape of the original "Tiki Bob" mug which was created for Tiki Bob's in San Francisco. Here the design is "borrowed" for the true root of the island's love for SPAM products which goes back to World War II when the luncheon meat was served to GIs. By the end of the war, SPAM products were adopted into local Hawaiian culture. Other custom and open run versions with glaze and color combinations can vary.

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Custom- Kissed by Pele

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    Two-faced Modern Mug – by Gecko

    This mug is created by Gecko for and is molded after a modern design wood carving that hangs in his Gecko's South Seas Arts home studio. The mug features two-faced chambers in the style of recent ward wood beam carvings with fish carved on the base of the mug. Other custom and open run versions with glaze and color combinations can vary.

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    Milan Guanko's Kona Gold Mug Custom a.k.a. Gilligan's Island Tiki Mug

    Milan Guanko's Kona Gold Tiki mug is inspired by a Tiki that appeared on the television show, Gilligan's Island. This Tiki has coffee bean shaped eyes and rough palm texture at the top of its head as well as the base. This mug was issued in a regular open edition, a limited edition, an Okolemaluna edition, a "bloody" edition, and a paua shell purple edition. Lastly, there is a unique custom version. Customized versions vary with changes to the sculpt, glaze, and additional ornament.

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    Death & Co. Big Horn Sheep Skull Mug – by Thor

    A nod to Death & Company in Denver, CO. and the great Centennial State— this limited edition mug is sculpted by Thor in the shaped of a skull of a big horn sheep as a functional art with the bar logo on the back of the mug.

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    Munktiki Cobra's Fang Mug Limited Edition #30 a.k.a. Munktiki Cobra's Fang Mug LTD

    A mug with the body of a striking cobra and the face of a fanged human skull. Sold in "King Cobra" (Brown & Beige) and "King Snake" (Green). There is also a Super Limited Edition glazed in Pearlescent White and Black.

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Brown

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    Forbidden Island Tiki Crate Statue #2

    The Forbidden Island Tiki Crate Mug was created by Wendy Cevola (aka: danlovestikis) for Forbidden Island's 5th Anniversary, and was sold at the anniversary party April 22, 2011 at the F.I. in Alameda. The mug is shaped like a shipping crate with one corner broken off to expose a Tiki inside. The set of sixty regular edition mugs are primarily dark gray with an ice blue packing around the Tiki inside. Cevola created an accompanying statue (edition of 50) with a brown crate and fire red packing inside. She refers to the mug and statue together as the "Fire and Ice" series. Additionally, there are a number of Artist Proofs of the F.I. Tiki Crate Mug with a rainbow of glaze combinations.

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Wendy and Gecko

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    Ward Warehouse Beam Mug #1 – by Gecko

    This mug is created by Gecko for his Gecko's South Seas Arts shop and is molded after one of the 30 beams taken from the old Ward Warehouse on Honolulu and carved for Max's South Seas. Each mug is numbered X/30 after the beam for which it was carved, and not to indicate the production number. Other custom and open run versions with glaze and color combinations can vary. This is mug design #1

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Kissed by Pele

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    Pele – 1st Edition – Brown - for Max’s South Seas Hideaway #1

    This mug depicts a wood carving completed in the 1970’s by tiki carver Guy Wilson that now resides at Max's South Seas Hideaway. Danielle Mann was commissioned by Max's to create a mug sculpt of the carving for Max’s, and then they manufactured 50 mugs using that sculpt in their in-house mug-making studio.

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Kissed by Pele

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    Ward Warehouse Beam Mug #18 – by Gecko #1

    This mug is created by Gecko for his Gecko's South Seas Arts shop and is molded after one of the 30 beams taken from the old Ward Warehouse on Honolulu and carved for Max's South Seas. Each mug is numbered X/30 after the beam for which it was carved, and not to indicate the production number. Other custom and open run versions with glaze and color combinations can vary.

    This is mug design #18

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Kissed by Pele

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    Ward Warehouse Beam Mug #6 – by Gecko #1

    This mug is created by Gecko for his Gecko's South Seas Arts shop and is molded after one of the 30 beams taken from the old Ward Warehouse on Honolulu and carved for Max's South Seas. Each mug is numbered X/30 after the beam for which it was carved, and not to indicate the production number. Other custom and open run versions with glaze and color combinations can vary.

    This is mug design #6

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Kissed by Pele

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    Ward Warehouse Beam Mug #18 – by Gecko

    This mug is created by Gecko for his Gecko's South Seas Arts shop and is molded after one of the 30 beams taken from the old Ward Warehouse on Honolulu and carved for Max's South Seas. Each mug is numbered X/30 after the beam for which it was carved, and not to indicate the production number. Other custom and open run versions with glaze and color combinations can vary.

    This is mug design #18

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    With custom handle in the shape of Octopus Tentacle

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    Smuggler's Cove Port Light First Anniversary Mug #43

    This port light mug has a rusted copper glaze finish at top and bottom and a red finish for the "glass housing" of the lantern. Each one is signed and numbered on the bottom and came with a certificate. There is also a matching starboard light mug.

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    Smuggler's Cove Starboard Light First Anniversary Mug #43

    This starboard light mug has a rusted copper glaze finish at top and bottom and a green finish for the "glass housing" of the lantern. Each one is signed and numbered on the bottom and came with a certificate. There is also a matching port light mug.

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    Ward Warehouse Beam Mug #18 – by Gecko

    This mug is created by Gecko for his Gecko's South Seas Arts shop and is molded after one of the 30 beams taken from the old Ward Warehouse on Honolulu and carved for Max's South Seas. Each mug is numbered X/30 after the beam for which it was carved, and not to indicate the production number. Other custom and open run versions with glaze and color combinations can vary.

    This is mug design #18

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    Sliver me Timbers - Limited Edition - by THOR - for TikiLand Trading Co.

    From TikiLand Trading Co.:

    "Sliver me Timbers, a continuation of Thor’s pirate tiki mug series is limited to 300 mugs, and will have a custom tiki cocktail recipe crafted by Kelly Merrell.

    Limited edition of 300.

    This mug holds about 20oz (varies slightly mug to mug), and is nearly 9 inches tall.

    This is a collaboration between TikiLand Trading Co. and Thor.

    Each mug is hand made. Each mug is hand cast, hand cleaned up seam lines, then individually hand glazed! As a result, each mug will be unique and have small variations in glaze, color, cleanup, etc."

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    Ward Warehouse Beam Mug #19 – by Gecko

    This mug is created by Gecko for his Gecko's South Seas Arts shop and is molded after one of the 30 beams taken from the old Ward Warehouse on Honolulu and carved for Max's South Seas. Each mug is numbered X/30 after the beam for which it was carved, and not to indicate the production number. Other custom and open run versions with glaze and color combinations can vary. This is mug design #19

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    Ward Warehouse Beam Mug #27 – by Gecko

    This mug is created by Gecko for his Gecko's South Seas Arts shop and is molded after one of the 30 beams taken from the old Ward Warehouse on Honolulu and carved for Max's South Seas. Each mug is numbered X/30 after the beam for which it was carved, and not to indicate the production number. Other custom and open run versions with glaze and color combinations can vary.

    This is mug design #27

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    Ward Warehouse Beam Mug #23 – by Gecko

    This mug is created by Gecko for his Gecko's South Seas Arts shop and is molded after one of the 30 beams taken from the old Ward Warehouse on Honolulu and carved for Max's South Seas. Each mug is numbered X/30 after the beam for which it was carved, and not to indicate the production number. Other custom and open run versions with glaze and color combinations can vary.

    This is mug design #23

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    Ward Warehouse Beam Mug #10 – by Gecko #1

    This mug is created by Gecko for his Gecko's South Seas Arts shop and is molded after one of the 30 beams taken from the old Ward Warehouse on Honolulu and carved for Max's South Seas. Each mug is numbered X/30 after the beam for which it was carved, and not to indicate the production number. Other custom and open run versions with glaze and color combinations can vary.

    This is mug design #10

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Gecko Ward- A prototype created for Max's South Sea Bar

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    Ward Warehouse Beam Mug #15 – by Gecko

    This mug is created by Gecko for his Gecko's South Seas Arts shop and is molded after one of the 30 beams taken from the old Ward Warehouse on Honolulu and carved for Max's South Seas. Each mug is numbered X/30 after the beam for which it was carved, and not to indicate the production number. Other custom and open run versions with glaze and color combinations can vary.

    This is mug design #15

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Gecko Ward

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    Ward Warehouse Beam Mug #9 – by Gecko

    This mug is created by Gecko for his Gecko's South Seas Arts shop and is molded after one of the 30 beams taken from the old Ward Warehouse on Honolulu and carved for Max's South Seas. Each mug is numbered X/30 after the beam for which it was carved, and not to indicate the production number. Other custom and open run versions with glaze and color combinations can vary.

    This is mug design #9

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Gecko Ward

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    Ward Warehouse Beam Mug #6 – by Gecko

    This mug is created by Gecko for his Gecko's South Seas Arts shop and is molded after one of the 30 beams taken from the old Ward Warehouse on Honolulu and carved for Max's South Seas. Each mug is numbered X/30 after the beam for which it was carved, and not to indicate the production number. Other custom and open run versions with glaze and color combinations can vary.

    This is mug design #6

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Gecko Ward

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    Ward Warehouse Beam Mug #2 - by Gecko

    This mug is created by Gecko for his Gecko's South Seas Arts shop, and is molded after one of the 30 beams taken from the old Ward Warehouse on Honolulu and carved for Max's South Seas. Each mug is numbered X/30 after the beam for which it was carved, and not to indicate the production number.

    This is mug design #2.

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Gecko Ward

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    Tri-Menehune Bowl – by Gecko

    Created by Gecko'z South Sea Arts, this custom bowl features three Hawaiian Menehune figures doing a handstand as the base with abalone eyes, wristlet, and woven reed headdress. The 15” large bowl sits on the base and has hand-carved designs on the outside with a light green and dark blue glaze in the inner bowl.

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Gecko

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    King Ku - in Burnt Green - by Notch - for Smuggler’s Cove #10

    This two-piece lidded Ku design with headdress, flared nostrils, and grimacing tooth-lined mouth, was introduced at Tiki Oasis 2012 (TO12). Dimensions: 10-1/8" tall x 5-3/8" wide x 3-7/8" deep. In support of Smuggler’s Cove bar and staff, Notch made an edition of 10 mugs in the burnt green glaze which sold online only during the Covid quarantine shutdown.

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Smuggler's Cove

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    Da Shot – by Gecko

    This medium-sized ceramic shot mug is created by Gecko South Sea Arts in 2021 and includes Marquesan hand-carved tattooing around the eye and arms. The mug is an open run edition of 500 in a cream and green glaze.

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Gecko

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    Da Shot – by Gecko

    This medium-sized ceramic shot mug is created by Gecko South Sea Arts in 2021 and includes Marquesan hand-carved tattooing around the eye and arms. The mug is an open run edition of 500 in a cream and green glaze.

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Gecko

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    House of Ku'z Coco Joe's Tiki Mug Kissed By Pele

    This stoney gray tiki mug with red interior was designed by House of Ku and manufactured by Gecko'z South Sea Arts. The tiki is based on a Coco Joe's design. It has a tall headddress with a straw hole at the top, almond-shaped eyes and a wide grimacing mouth. This version is done in Gecko's Kissed By Pele glaze.

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Gecko- Kissed by Pele

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    Basement's Bora Boiler Kissed By Pele

    This unique mug was designed by Dave Wolfe aka Basement Kahuna and produced by Gecko'z South Sea Arts. The design is based on an ancient Marquesan fan handle image. The mug has two chambers, one in each of the Marquesan tikis. The tikis are connected by a top and bottom base with the top base having a well for 151 in the center. This version features Gecko'z Kissed by Pele glaze.

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Gecko- Kissed by Pele

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    Isla Mini Sipper Skull Mug - Shattered Volcano Edition – by Tiki Kaimuki

    The Isla mug was designed and produced by Falin Minoru (aka, Tiki Kaimuki). The mug is shaped like a mini skull with deep sunken eyes and nasal cavity. The mug was introduced at the McCune Studio for the first collectors in attendance in November 2019. This is the shattered volcano glaze edition of two.

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Cracked

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    Isla Mini Sipper Skull Mug - Shattered Volcano Edition – by Tiki Kaimuki

    The Isla mug was designed and produced by Falin Minoru (aka, Tiki Kaimuki). The mug is shaped like a mini skull with deep sunken eyes and nasal cavity. The mug was introduced at the McCune Studio for the first collectors in attendance in November 2019. This is the shattered volcano glaze edition of two.

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Cracked

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    Isla Mini Sipper Skull Mug - Shattered Volcano Edition – by Tiki Kaimuki #1

    The Isla mug was designed and produced by Falin Minoru (aka, Tiki Kaimuki). The mug is shaped like a mini skull with deep sunken eyes and nasal cavity. The mug was introduced at the McCune Studio for the first collectors in attendance in November 2019. This is the shattered volcano glaze edition of two.

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    Harvey's Lake Tahoe Sneaky Tiki Salt & Pepper Shakers Reproduction – by Wendy Cevola

    These shakers were sculpted and produced by Wendy Cevola and resemble the classic shakers from Harvey's, Lake Tahoe (albeit with different glaze colors from the original light lavender and orange set). They are shaped like Harvey's signature "Sneaky Tiki" with oval heads and bodies and rectangular ears, arms and legs.

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    Polynesian Warrior Club Sculpture – by Beachbumz a.k.a. The u’u (head club)

    Created by Beachbumz, the u’u (head club) is a tribal war club from the Marquesas Islands and descendants of an early-19th century missionary. Head clubs such as this – an indicator of warrior status that was used as both a ceremonial staff and as a lethal weapon – have a history stretching back several thousand years across Polynesia. This head club is featured with the Ka’Oha mug sculpted by Scott "Beachbumz" Taylor and produced by Gecko in his Makakilo studio.

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    Forbidden Island 12th Anniversary Tiki Mug In Bone White a.k.a. Ultra-Limited Ohana Edition Tiki Mug, Forbidden Island 12th Anniversary Staff Tiki Mug

    A mug shaped like a full body Tiki with large concentric circle eyes, a small mouth, and a spot on base to put a paper umbrella. The mug was sculpted and manufactured by Tiki Diablo (Danny Gallardo) with inspiration from Barney West. Available in a brown glaze and a bluish brown glaze (75 pieces of each) and produced in honor of the 12th Anniversary of Forbidden Island, Alameda, CA. Released at the bar/party, Sunday, April 22, 2018.

    This glaze version in bone white with details picked out in a brown wash is call ohana and was limited only to staff members.

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Forbidden Island

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    Drunk Punk – by Tank - for Double Down Saloon a.k.a. Double Down Saloon Punk Rock Jacket Mug

    This is a mug is designed by Tank for the Double Down Saloon, owned by P. Moss (the same owner as Frankie's Tiki Bar). The mug is shaped 80’s punk style leather jacket marked with a variety of heat decals on the sleeves along with the bar logo on the back of the jacket (a punk skeleton with mohawk holding a martini glass).

    The mug comes with a designer amplifier gift box.

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    Tumuaki - by Benzart - for Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge

    The Tumuaki is a traditional Maori design of a man’s head with Maori moko tattooing created by Maori-trained sculptor Benzart and turned into a Tiki mug by Tiki Farm.

    This version is marked for Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge in Alameda, California and came in both a green or a brown glaze.

    It was also issued unmarked, sold directly through Tiki Farm, in both a green or a brown glaze.

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    Tumuaki - by Benzart - for Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge

    The Tumuaki is a traditional Maori design of a man’s head with Maori moko tattooing created by Maori-trained sculptor Benzart and turned into a Tiki mug by Tiki Farm.

    This version is marked for Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge in Alameda, California and came in both a green or a brown glaze.

    It was also issued unmarked, sold directly through Tiki Farm, in both a green or a brown glaze.

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    Otto von Stroheim Mug - Mustard Yellow #2

    This mug was a collaborative tribute to Otto von Stroheim. The mug is shaped like the bust of a man with a sharp angled nose wearing a beachcomber style hat and was based on designs by Derek then sculpted and produced by Notch. Glazed in a golden mustard yellow, similar to glaze first used on vintage Don the Beachcomber head mugs. First premiered at the Arizona Tiki Oasis 2019.

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Custom version 2 of 3 hand-painted mugs by Gecko

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    Gecko'z Adventureland Mask #1

    This custom ceramic mask was created by Gecko, at South Sea Arts, and is a tribute to Disney's Adventureland designs. It has two horns, round eyes, and a mouth lined with sharp teeth on top.

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Halloween edition- Partnership with Mr. Bony who created the paper mache character. Mixed medium piece with pumpkin lamp

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    Gecko Kapu Krate

    This brown crate-shaped bowl was designed by Gecko. The top of the crate features a tiki mask, the words "Kapu Keep Out" and two straw holes. There are two more tiki masks on the side of the crate. Measures: 4.5"H X 8"W X 6.5"D.

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    w/ white hand-painting

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    Da Voyage Ku Canoe a.k.a. Da Voyage Waka Tau

    Da Voyage Ku Canoe/Waka Taua was designed and manufactured by Gecko. This custom piece is called “Da Voyage” with Ku Statues as they are traveling across the seas to find the Hawaiian Islands. It is a Maori war canoe with a tiki at the front with beautiful Maori designs along the sides and blue green glaze resembling the seas. Measures: 6.25"H X 4"W X 17"L.

    Distinguishing characteristics:

    Gecko

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    Gecko Tangaroa

    This unusual mug is able to stand on its own two legs. Two arms make handles. Detailed tangaroa tiki design in dark brown satin finish with orange glazed interior. Mug comes with loincloth and raffia arm ties.

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    Gecko Tangaroa White

    This unusual mug is able to stand on its own two legs. Two arms make handles. Detailed tangaroa tiki design in white satin finish with orange glazed interior. This version was a limited edition of 10.