Kona Kai Custom Painted

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Gecko'z South Sea Arts

This Tiki mug has large slanted coffee-bean-shaped eyes and an open, toothless, mouth. Inspired by a Tiki at La Mariana. A friend of Gecko's said there was a similar one in the back of the old Chicago Kona Kai bar (carved by Leroy Schmaltz of Oceanic Arts and pictured on page 142 of The Book of Tiki). So he named the mug for Kona Kai. Made in Oahu, Hawaii. This version of the mug is hand painted on the back. The mug is glazed in a crackle white glaze on front of forehead and entire back of mug. Face of mug remains brownish glaze.

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Date Created
23 May 2023
Date Updated
23 May 2023
Vance Klinke
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