Swizzle

a.k.a. Robbie Toth

This artist resides in Melbourne, Australia.

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32 Tiki Mugs

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    Bombardier Ellistay a.k.a. B.E. - in 8 collections

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    Swizzle

    This is a mug shaped like a standing Tiki. First in a series. Based on a carving found at the Kona Pali apartments in Granada Hills, California. Ellistay is a portmanteau of the surnames of Andres Bumatay and Richard Ellis, as it has not been confirmed which artist did the actual carving. Measures: 8 3/4" tall x 2 5/16" wide x 3" deep. The original apartments can be viewed at http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=28344&forum=2&hilite=kona%20pali

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    Bombardier Ellistay Kai a.k.a. B.E. Kai - in 5 collections

    Designer
    Swizzle

    This is a mug shaped like a standing Tiki. It is the third one in a series, which began with the Bombardier Ellistay mug, although this design is more closely based on carvings found at the Kona Kai, not the Kona Pali like the first mug. Ellistay is a portmanteau of the surnames of Andres Bumatay and Richard Ellis, as it has not been confirmed which artist did the actual carving. The apartments that inspired this design can be viewed at http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=27645&forum=2

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    Bombardier Ellistay Kona a.k.a. B.E. Kona - in 8 collections

    Designer
    Swizzle

    This is a mug shaped like a standing Tiki. It is the second one in a series, which began with the Bombardier Ellistay mug, although this design is more closely based on carvings found at the Kona Kai, not the Kona Pali like the first mug. Ellistay is a portmanteau of the surnames of Andres Bumatay and Richard Ellis, as it has not been confirmed which artist did the actual carving. The apartments that inspired this design can be viewed at http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=27645&forum=2

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    Swizzle

    This square bowl has stone like moai on each corner. It has a white crackle glaze on the outside and a rich teal color on the inside. It measures 9" wide and 5.5" high with heads. The bowl is 6 inches wide by 3 inches high and holds 24 ounces. The interior of the bowl has a skull that gives a peek-a-boo effect as the cocktail is sipped.

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    Brigadier VF1 Volcano Bowl a.k.a. Brigadier Volcano For One Bowl - in 1 collection

    Designer
    Swizzle

    This is a square bowl with a volcano in the interior. This is Swizzle's third bowl and fifth design. Every bowl is a 1/1 with unique details.

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    Swizzle

    This is a bowl supported on a pedestal made up of a rocky/stone base with three of Swizzle's Pa'akiki design. The interior of the bowl has a skull that gives a peek-a-boo effect as the cocktail is sipped.

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    Colonel Peek-A-Boo Bowl in 1 collection

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    Swizzle

    This is a bowl with a skull in the interior. This is Swizzle's second bowl and fourth design. Every bowl is a 1/1 with unique glaze colors.

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    Corporal Punishment in 3 collections

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    Swizzle

    This mug is shaped like a Tiki with an open, toothless, bow-shaped mouth. He has a broad nose and angular features, including high cheekbones, a V-shaped brow, and wedge shaped eye sockets. Intended as an overlarge shot glass, hence the name.

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    General Ra Ra Version 1.0 in 13 collections

    Designer
    Swizzle

    This mug is shaped like a Tiki head with one arched eyebrow, a broad nose, and a goatee. This version is glazed in lime green on both the exterior and interior. However, there are also customized versions of this mug in a number of one-off colors. Version 2.0 is more deeply defined in the sculpt and is slightly smaller.

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    General Ra Ra Version 2.0 in 11 collections

    Designer
    Swizzle

    This mug is shaped like a Tiki head with one arched eyebrow, a broad nose, and a goatee. Version 2.0 is more deeply defined in the sculpt and is slightly smaller than 1.0. In addition to the regular issue of 10, there are numerous artist proofs and custom one-offs of this edition in a variety of colors.

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    Gin Palace Moai Custom in 6 collections

    Designer
    Swizzle

    This is a mug shaped like a standing moai with a goatee and a pointed and long sloped nose. This is the custom edition available through Swizzle in several glaze colors. The standard edition in purple is in use at Gin Palace, which is one of the oldest cocktails bar in Melbourne, Australia, operating since 1997. The mug is based on a stone carving found outside the tourism office in Papeete, Tahiti.

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    Hei Matau a.k.a. Fish Hook Mug - in 4 collections

    Designer
    Swizzle

    This is a mug shaped like a native Polynesian fish hook. This numbered open edition comes in various glazes and with added details, including rope, shells, teeth, etc. Measures: 11" x 7" x 2 1/4".

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    J.D.M's cousin a.k.a. John Doe Moai's cousin - in 0 collections

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    Swizzle
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    Swizzle

    This is a re-sculpted version of the original J.D.M. mug now with an additional removable top knot which doubles as a shot glass.

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    John Doe Moai a.k.a. JDM - in 4 collections

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    Swizzle

    This is a mug shaped like a standing moai with a pointed headpiece that juts forward like the spout of a pitcher. Measures 8.5" tall x 3.5" wide x 3.25" deep. Non-numbered limited edition.

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    Designer
    Swizzle

    This is a round bowl with a volcano at center and (usually 3 or 4) moai heads around the exterior. There are also pedestal versions of this bowl with either three or four moai supporting them (and standing on a rock/stone base). This is an open edition glazed in various colors.

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    Lance Corporal Stoney Bowl a.k.a. Customized Napco Design Ku Bowl - in 3 collections

    Designer
    Swizzle

    This is a bowl with a Ku Tiki head on a rocky island. The head is molded from one of several vintage Napco designed wall hangings (which include the Square-Toothed Tiki and Zig-Zag Mouth Tiki designs that were made into mugs by Johnny Sens and other hobbyists).

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    Designer
    Swizzle

    This is a bowl with a double chambered volcano in its center. Made in several glaze combinations.

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    Lieutenant Marqative in 5 collections

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    Swizzle

    This is a mug shaped like the right half of a Marquesan tiki head, bisected down the middle vertically, and matches with a second mug to form a set. Numbered open edition in various glazes and detail combinations. Measures: 5.25" x 2.75" x 3.5".

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    Lieutenant Posquesan in 5 collections

    Designer
    Swizzle

    This is a mug shaped like the left half of a Marquesan tiki head, bisected down the middle vertically, and matches with a second mug to form a set. Numbered open edition in various glazes and detail combinations. Measures: 5.25" x 2.75" x 3.5".

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    Major H.I.M. a.k.a. Major Hawaiian Isle Moai - in 8 collections

    Designer
    Swizzle

    This mug is shaped like a tall angular Moai head. Based on a carving that stood in front of the now defunct Hawaiian Isle in Miami Beach. Glazed in a variety of colors and textures. Measures: 11" x 4" x 3".

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    Pa'akiki Shot Glass in 5 collections

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    Swizzle

    Pa'akiki means "difficult" or "hard" in Hawaiian. Swizzle found the material the master was made from to be difficult to work with. This mug is shaped like a moai head. It is an open edition and glazed in a variety of colors and textures. Originally designed as "feet" for the various bowls Swizzle has made, the master was modified to stand upright and has now become a shot glass.

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    Peete the Mug in 2 collections

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    Swizzle

    Mug based on a stone carving found at KeaKua in Papeete, Tahiti. Measures: 8.25" x 6.25" x 3". Holds 40.5 oz (1.2 litres). Some have added straw holes on each chest to make the mug more practical to use. Those versions bring the capacity down to 24 oz (or 750mls/3cups).

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    Peete's Head in 2 collections

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    Swizzle

    Mug based on a stone carving found at KeaKua in Papeete, Tahiti. Modified version of the full size mug "Peete the Mug". Measures: 6" x 3" x 2.5". Holds 12 oz (350 ml).

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    Private Bob O' Nut a.k.a. Private Bob 'O' Nut Blank Back For Customizing - in 14 collections

    Designer
    Swizzle

    This mug is shaped like a coconut with a Tiki Bob styled face. Brown with white face & black detailing on eyes and mouth. Back area comes out blank from the mold to allow for customizing. Most of these have custom color glazes or inscriptions on the blank back. This first edition differs from the second edition which was molded with a recessed name on the back or the third edition which was molded with a raised name on the back.

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    Private Bob O' Nut - Second Edition a.k.a. Private Bob 'O' Nut Recessed Lettering on Back - in 3 collections

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    Swizzle

    This mug is shaped like a coconut with a Tiki Bob styled face. Brown with white face & black detailing on eyes and mouth. This is the 2013 open edition with the recessed lettering name "Bob 'O' Nut" added on back. Approximately 40 made in this edition. The first edition was molded with a blank back but often customized and the third edition was molded with a raised name on the back.

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    Private Bob O' Nut Custom in 6 collections

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    Swizzle

    This mug is shaped like a coconut with a Tiki Bob styled face. This version is customized, and, as such, will differ greatly in glaze color and other details.

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    Private Bob'O'Shot - Custom a.k.a. Private Bob'O'Shot. Bob'O'Shot - in 0 collections

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    Swizzle
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    Swizzle
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    Swizzle

    This is a smaller version of the original Private Bob'O'Nut mug designed and made by 'swizzle'. It is a mug in the shape of a coconut with the iconic face of Tiki Bob on it. Custom versions of this mug are basically any mugs that do not fall under the 'standard' or 'standard with additional details' categories. They are glazed in unique glaze combinations or unusual glazes and may also have been modified in some way. Although some of them may be reproduced at some point they can all be considered as one-of-a-kind. This mug is an open edition with mugs numbered in sequence as they come out of the mold, however they are glazed and modified at random.

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    Private Bob'O'Shot - Embellished a.k.a. Private Bob'O'Shot. Bob'O'Shot. - in 0 collections

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    Swizzle
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    Swizzle
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    Swizzle

    This is a smaller version of the original Private Bob'O'Nut mug designed and made by 'swizzle'. It is a mug in the shape of a coconut with the iconic face of Tiki Bob on it. These mugs are glazed in the same various browns as the standard edition however they have certain details that distinguishes them from those. The details include a crackle glaze on the face, a 'cracked' shell exposing the flesh or the three 'eyes' found on coconuts. The mugs in this category might have just one or a combination of those details.

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    Private Bob'O'Shot - Standard a.k.a. Private Bob'O'Shot. Bob'O'Shot - in 2 collections

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    Swizzle
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    Swizzle
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    Swizzle

    This is a smaller version of the original Private Bob'O'Nut mug designed and made by 'swizzle'. It is a mug in the shape of a coconut with the iconic face of Tiki Bob on it. This mug is an open edition with mugs numbered in sequence as they come out of the mold, however they are glazed and modified at random. The 'standard version' mug is glazed in various shades of brown but they all have a white interior and white face with black eyes and mouth. Any deviation from that puts those mugs under a separate template,

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    Sergeant Bonehead in 9 collections

    Designer
    Swizzle

    This is a mug shaped like a skull. Open edition in various glaze colors.

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    Staff Sergeant Nuoai in 11 collections

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    Swizzle

    This mug is Moai inspired with a face that flares slightly outwards toward the ears and a light smile on his face. Glazed in a variety of colors and textures.

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    Tangata Manu a.k.a. Easter Island Birdman - in 3 collections

    Designer
    Swizzle

    This is a mug shaped like an Easter Island Birdman. One of the most famous motifs on Easter Island is that of the Birdman, a therianthropic figure, half man and half bird. Over time, Moai statue making appears to have ceased, and the birdman cult came into being, reflecting a change from ancestor worship to a religion based around a new warrior class. Those who won the birdman contest were imbued with status and spiritual authority – able to act as intermediaries to the spirit realm. The most sacred area at Orongo is called Mata Ngarau, where priests chanted and prayed for success in the annual egg hunt. The purpose of the birdman contest was to obtain the first egg of the season from the offshore islet Motu Nui. Contestants descended the sheer cliffs of Orongo and swam to Motu Nui where they awaited the coming of the birds. Having procured an egg, the contestant swam back and presented it to his sponsor, who then was declared birdman for that year.

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23 Apr 2020
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12 Aug 2020
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