Gecko'z South Sea Arts

Gecko's South Sea Arts is based out of Honolulu and is owned by the tiki carver Gecko, who also designs mugs.

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    Aesthete's Pele Mug in 4 collections

    Designer
    Aesthete
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This is a mug shaped like Pele's head emerging from lava rock. Glaze colors and ornamentation vary.

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    Designer
    Aesthete
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This is a mug shaped like Pele's head emerging from lava rock. Red face and interior with black cooled lava on rest of exterior.

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    Ali'i Palm Guanko Custom a.k.a. Royal Palm Guanko Custom, Royal Palm Guanko Custom AP - in 8 collections

    Designer
    Gecko
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This mug is sculpted to look like a Milan Guanko styled Tiki with a rootball head lid and skin made to look like the royal palm tree. This is the custom version with cut-out triangles around the base. There is also a bone white version and a brown green combo glaze version.

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    Ali'i Palm Guanko in Bone a.k.a. Royal Palm Guanko in Bone - in 26 collections

    Designer
    Gecko
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This mug is sculpted to look like a Milan Guanko styled Tiki with a rootball head lid and skin made to look like the royal palm tree. This is the bone white version with a dark glaze wash to pick out sculpt details. There is also a brown green combo glaze only available to those following Gecko'z Facebook page.

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    Ali'i Palm Guanko in Green/Brown a.k.a. Royal Palm Guanko in Green/Brown - in 11 collections

    Designer
    Gecko
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This mug is sculpted to look like a Milan Guanko styled Tiki with a rootball head lid and skin made to look like the royal palm tree. This brown green combo glaze was only available to those following Gecko'z Facebook page. Also made in a "bone" glaze.

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    Ali'i Tiki Artist's Proof Edition in 7 collections

    Designer
    Bowana
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    The Ali'i Tiki mug was sculpted by Bowana. It resembles the feathered Kukilimoku figure which can be seen at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. This is the Artist's Proof Edition limited to 25.

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    Designer
    Bowana
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    The Ali'i Tiki mug was sculpted by Bowana. It resembles the feathered Kukilimoku figure which can be seen at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. This version has the Kissed by Pele glaze and lava dripping from the rim of the mug.

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    Ali'i Tiki Limited Edition a.k.a. Ali'i Tiki LTD Edition - in 17 collections

    Designer
    Bowana
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    The Ali'i Tiki mug was sculpted by Bowana. It resembles the feathered Kukilimoku figure which can be seen at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. This is the Limited Edition limited to 200 with a matte coconut brown exterior and Hawaiian ocean blue interior.

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    Designer
    Bowana
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    The Ali'i Tiki mug was sculpted by Bowana. It resembles the feathered Kukilimoku figure which can be seen at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. This is the Red-Eyed Limited Edition made for the grand opening of Teddy's Bigger Burgers. Serial numbered out of 25 on the bottom and comes with a serial numbered & autographed card.

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    Ali'i Tiki Royalty Edition in 5 collections

    Designer
    Bowana
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    The Ali'i Tiki mug was sculpted by Bowana. It resembles the feathered Kukilimoku figure which can be seen at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. This is the Royalty Edition limited to 10.

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    Angelfish in 4 collections

    Designer
    Gecko
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This is a ceramic sculpture shaped like an angelfish with a Marquesan facial design, including round eyes and tattoo work. These were produced in a variety of glaze colors and custom finishes. Measures: 6.5"H X 1.75"W X 9.25"L

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    Asmat Trophy Skull Mug Custom a.k.a. Asmat Tribal Custom Mug - in 1 collection

    Designer
    Gecko
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This is an original custom piece in a mixed medium. The concept is of a (Dayak Naga Ifugao Asmat) human hunting trophy skull. The mug is sitting on a perch with hand-painted designs and the mug includes feathers, beads, rattan rope, bone, rope, and shells for eyes.

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    Atariki Moai Mug in 9 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This is a mug shaped like a Moai with a topknot. Sculpted by Squid and carved by Gecko. A mixture of two Polynesian cultures; Rapa Nui Easter Island and Autearoa New Zealand. Limited edition of only 25 pieces in pahoehoe lava color with red interior.

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    Atariki Moai Mug AP in 4 collections

    Designer
    Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This mug was designed by Squid and manufactured by Gecko'z South Sea Arts. The moai is brown with a lid shaped like a top knot. His shoulders are embedded in gray rock. This version is an artist proof.

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    Atariki Moai Mug Custom Painted in 1 collection

    Designer
    Gecko
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This is a mug shaped like a Moai with a topknot. Sculpted by Squid and carved by Gecko. A mixture of two Polynesian cultures; Rapa Nui Easter Island and Autearoa New Zealand. This version of the mug is hand painted on the back.

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    Atariki Moai Mug Pahoehoe Black in 1 collection

    Designer
    Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This mug was designed by Squid and manufactured by Gecko'z South Sea Arts. The moai is a glossy black with a lid shaped like a top knot. His shoulders are embedded in gray rock.

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    Atariki Moai Mug Pele Edition in 2 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This is a mug shaped like a Moai with a topknot. Sculpted by Squid and carved by Gecko. A mixture of two Polynesian cultures; Rapa Nui Easter Island and Autearoa New Zealand. The first limited edition has 25 pieces in pahoehoe lava color with red interior. This is the Pele edition.

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    Atariki Moai Mug Red Dirt Edition in 2 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This is a mug shaped like a Moai with a topknot. Sculpted by Squid and carved by Gecko. A mixture of two Polynesian cultures; Rapa Nui Easter Island and Autearoa New Zealand. The first limited edition has 25 pieces in pahoehoe lava color with red interior. This is the Red Dirt edition.

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    Designer
    Gecko
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This is a mug shaped like a Moai with a topknot. Sculpted by Squid and carved by Gecko. A mixture of two Polynesian cultures; Rapa Nui Easter Island and Autearoa New Zealand. This version with Studio Red Glaze has been used on several designs but is only made available to those who visit Gecko at his studio on the island of Oahu.

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    Augie Colon Tiki Mug a.k.a. Sophisticated Savage Mug - in 5 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This mug was created by Gecko as a tribute to music great Augie Colon. The brown tiki is drumming and has an open mouth, revealing the red glazed interior. "Augie Colon" is in raised letters on front base, Gecko logo is on back. Known as both the "Sophisticated Savage" mug and the "Augie Colon" mug.

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    Augie Colon Tiki Mug Custom a.k.a. Sophisticated Savage Mug Custom - in 15 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This mug was created by Gecko as a tribute to music great Augie Colon. The tiki is drumming on a small tiki drum. "Augie Colon" is in raised letters on front base, Gecko logo is on back along with a birdman petroglyph. Known as both the "Sophisticated Savage" mug and the "Augie Colon" mug. Custom/Artist proofs version vary in glazing.

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    Augie Colon Tiki Mug in Spurlin Brown Test Glaze a.k.a. Sophisticated Savage Mug in Spurlin Brown Test Glaze - in 1 collection

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This mug was created by Gecko as a tribute to music great Augie Colon. A yellowish brown Tiki is drumming a small Tiki drum. He has a closed mouth as opposed to the open mouth versions. "Augie Colon" is in raised letters on front base, Gecko logo is on back, as is a birdman petroglyph. Known as both the "Sophisticated Savage" mug and the "Augie Colon" mug. Test glazes have slight glaze variations.

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    Augie Colon Tiki Mug in White Bone a.k.a. Sophisticated Savage Mug in White Bone - in 9 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This mug was created by Gecko as a tribute to music great Augie Colon. A white Tiki with red eyes is drumming a small Tiki drum. He has a closed mouth as opposed to the open mouth versions. "Augie Colon" is in raised letters on front base, Gecko logo is on back, as is a birdman petroglyph. Known as both the "Sophisticated Savage" mug and the "Augie Colon" mug.

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    Augie Colon Tiki Mug in White Bone Test Glaze a.k.a. Sophisticated Savage Mug in White Bone Test Glaze - in 2 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This mug was created by Gecko as a tribute to music great Augie Colon. A white Tiki with red eyes is drumming a small Tiki drum. He has a closed mouth as opposed to the open mouth versions. "Augie Colon" is in raised letters on front base, Gecko logo is on back, as is a birdman petroglyph. Known as both the "Sophisticated Savage" mug and the "Augie Colon" mug. Test glazes have slight glaze variations.

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    Augie Colon Tiki Mug Kissed by Pele a.k.a. Sophisticated Savage Mug Kissed by Pele - in 10 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This mug was created by Gecko as a tribute to music great Augie Colon. A gray Tiki with red eyes is drumming a small Tiki drum. He has an open mouth from which lava is spilling out. Lava is also pouring from the opening at the top. "Augie Colon" is in raised letters on front base, Gecko logo is on back, as is a birdman petroglyph. Known as both the "Sophisticated Savage" mug and the "Augie Colon" mug. This is the "Kissed by Pele" version with custom lava glaze.

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    Augie Colon Tiki Mug Sunken Treasure Custom Edition a.k.a. Sophisticated Savage Mug Sunken Treasure Custom Edition - in 2 collections

    Designer
    Gecko
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This mug was created by Gecko as a tribute to music great Augie Colon and this version is representative of Gecko's "Sunken Treasure" line. The tiki is drumming and has an open mouth. "Augie Colon" is in raised letters on front base, Gecko logo is on back along with a birdman petroglyph. Known as both the "Sophisticated Savage" mug and the "Augie Colon" mug. This version has a slight lean as it is encrusted by coral and sea life. Custom/Artist proofs version vary in glazing.

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    Bamboo Bob a.k.a. Gecko Bamboo Bob - in 8 collections

    Designer
    Gecko
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This version of Alec Yuill-Thornton's classic design was updated by Gecko. This Bob is "carved" into a stalk of bamboo and has a white celadon glazed face. He still keeps the traditional happy Bob eyes and smile.

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    Bamboo Bob Custom a.k.a. Gecko Bamboo Bob Custom - in 8 collections

    Designer
    Gecko
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This version of Alec Yuill-Thornton's classic design was updated by Gecko. This Bob is "carved" into a stalk of bamboo. He still keeps the traditional happy Bob eyes and smile. This is a custom version and, as such, glaze colors and details will vary from piece to piece.

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    Designer
    Gecko
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This is bamboo wahine version of the classic Tiki Bob design. This mug has a carved bamboo look to it with a white face and slanted black coffee-bean-shaped eyes. Additionally, it has a hibiscus flower above the ear that has a matching lei around neck.

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    Basement's Bora Boiler Brown in 22 collections

    Designer
    Basement Kahuna
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    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 a brown glaze.

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    Designer
    Basement Kahuna
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    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.

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    Basement's Bora Boiler Prototype in 1 collection

    Designer
    Basement Kahuna
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    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 is a prototype.

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    Basement's Bora Boiler Red Dirt in 2 collections

    Designer
    Basement Kahuna
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    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's red dirt glaze.

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    Designer
    Basement Kahuna
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    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's red dirt glaze with hand painted tattoos.

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    Designers
    Benzart, Gecko
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    The Benzart Volcano Bowl was based on Benzart's sculpted moai and manufactured by Gecko'z South Sea Arts. The bowl has a volcano center and is surrounded by three moai. The exterior glaze is black and lumpy, resembling cooled lava. The interior glaze and the glaze on the moai is red, resembling molten lava.

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    Benzart Volcano Bowl For Breast Cancer Awareness a.k.a. Benzart Volcano Bowl For Charity - in 1 collection

    Designer
    Benzart
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    The Benzart Volcano Bowl was based on Benzart's sculpted moai and manufactured by Gecko'z South Sea Arts. The bowl has a volcano center and is surrounded by three moai. The exterior is done in pink with white lava spilling over it. The colors were done in order to promote Breast Cancer Awareness, for charity.

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    Designers
    Benzart, Gecko
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    The Benzart Volcano Bowl was based on Benzart's sculpted moai and manufactured by Gecko'z South Sea Arts. The bowl has a volcano center and is surrounded by three moai. The exterior is done in Gecko'z signature red dirt glaze which is actually a reddish brown. The interior glaze i is red, resembling molten lava.

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    Big Toe Mug Artist Proof in 10 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    Full body Tiki mug with open mouth, slanted coffee-bean-shaped eyes, and brow line incised with repeated triangle pattern. This piece was designed with vintage Hawaiian Island Tikis from the 60's in mind. Many of the Tikis from this period were carved with very big toes on their feet, and many carvers used this style on the islands back then, including the ones who were locked up on the big island's Kulani prison, where more of the very detailed versions came from. Sculpted by Squid. This limited edition of 25 brown & turquoise artist proofs have open mouths that show the interior glaze.

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    Big Toe Mug Custom in 17 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    Full body Tiki mug with open mouth, slanted coffee-bean-shaped eyes, and brow line incised with repeated triangle pattern. This piece was designed with vintage Hawaiian Island Tikis from the 60's in mind. Many of the Tikis from this period were carved with very big toes on their feet, and many carvers used this style on the islands back then, including the ones who were locked up on the big island's Kulani prison, where more of the very detailed versions came from. Sculpted by Squid. Glazes and details vary on custom pieces.

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    Big Toe Mug Green in 18 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    Full body Tiki mug with open mouth, slanted coffee-bean-shaped eyes, and brow line incised with repeated triangle pattern. This piece was designed with vintage Hawaiian Island Tikis from the 60's in mind. Many of the Tikis from this period were carved with very big toes on their feet, and many carvers used this style on the islands back then, including the ones who were locked up on the big island's Kulani prison, where more of the very detailed versions came from. Sculpted by Squid. This is the green glazed version.

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    Big Toe Mug Limited in 21 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    Full body Tiki mug with open mouth, slanted coffee-bean-shaped eyes, and brow line incised with repeated triangle pattern. This piece was designed with vintage Hawaiian Island Tikis from the 60's in mind. Many of the Tikis from this period were carved with very big toes on their feet, and many carvers used this style on the islands back then, including the ones who were locked up on the big island's Kulani prison, where more of the very detailed versions came from. Sculpted by Squid. This is the limited version which has a brown wash over a white/beige exterior. Red glaze on interior.

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    Black Tiki Bowl a.k.a. Gecko Black Tiki Bowl - in 3 collections

    Designer
    Gecko
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This bowl was designed and manufactured by Gecko. The bowl is black with red lava flowing out from the interior. The bowl is supported by seven simple black tiki figures.

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    Blue Volcano Bowl a.k.a. Gecko Blue Volcano Bowl - in 2 collections

    Designer
    Gecko
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    The Blue Volcano Bowl is another Gecko creation. The bowl is blue with a tall volcano in the center. It has the Bumatay fish-tikis around the base and a marquesan tiki head on the side.

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    Bob Sunken Tahitian Pearl Custom in 1 collection

    This version of Alec Yuill-Thornton's classic design was updated by Gecko at South Sea Arts. This Bob keeps the traditional happy Bob eyes and smile. This is a custom version encrusted with coral sea life and crustaceans attached all over the mug. It also has Tahitian pearls from Moorea for eyes.

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    This version of Alec Yuill-Thornton's classic design was updated by Gecko at South Sea Arts. Bob keeps the traditional happy Bob eyes and smile, but this version has a double glaze style with one half in the Sunken Treasure style glaze (encrusted by coral and sea life) and the other half in the Kissed By Pele style glaze (blackened with some liquid lava flowing through).

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    This version of Alec Yuill-Thornton's classic design was updated by Gecko at South Sea Arts, as part of his "Sunken Treasure" line. This Bob keeps the traditional happy Bob eyes and smile. This is the Ali'i (Royal) version encrusted with coral sea life and crustaceans attached all over the mug. This is a seafoam glaze in light blue and green and is hand-painted to represent the ocean.

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    This version of Alec Yuill-Thornton's classic design was updated by Gecko at South Sea Arts, as part of his "Sunken Treasure" line. This Bob keeps the traditional happy Bob eyes and smile. This is a custom version encrusted with coral sea life and crustaceans attached all over the mug. This is a green glazed custom edition.

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    Bora Bora Bob in 1 collection

    Designer
    Gecko
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This version of Alec Yuill-Thornton's classic design was updated by Gecko. This Bob is "carved" into a stalk of bamboo and has a white celadon glazed face. He still keeps the traditional happy Bob eyes and smile. Additionally, this version has an oyster shell above its head with a pearl, and a hibiscus flower.

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23 Apr 2020
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