Rum Cat Mug

a.k.a. Hooch the Cat Rum Crate in 3 collections

Hooch the Cat lounges in an empty rum shipping crate, a small Shriners' fez perched atop his head above sleepy eyes. Artist Doug Horne claims the mug is based on the urban legend of 'Hooch', a cat that frequented the shipyards (and bars) of Long Beach Harbor, CA during the World War 2; one with a taste for the rum frequently spilled by drunken sailors and dock workers. The cat is matte orange with a glossy red fez sitting in a matte brown crate, a light black wash picks out the details of the sculpt. The ends of the crate are adorned with labels for 'Rum Cat' aged rum.

Production

Designer
Doug Horne
Manufacturer
Eekum Bookum
Production Date
2020
Production Count
150

Release

Date
14 Mar 2020
Notes
Mug release party held at the Bamboo Club in Long Beach, CA.

Physical Characteristics

Colour
Orange / Brown
Marking
'rum' on front side of carte, 'rum cat' on back side of crate, ends of crate have laminated Rum Cat labels; Eekum Bookum, Horne, JM142, SPFL USA & edition number on bottom
Distinguishing Characteristics
Artist Doug Horne signed the bottom of most of these mugs with 'HORNE 2020' at the release

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Date Created
27 Jun 2020
Date Updated
16 Jul 2020
Author
mytikilife
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