Spurlin Headhunter with Bone in Nose

a.k.a. Los Angeles Islander Coffee Grog Mug in 0 collections

This is a version of the Headhunter with a broad nose and bone through the bottom of it.

Other editions include one with earrings and one in which the earrings were removed and a handle was added (shown on bottom of page 56 in Duke Carter's Tiki Quest), possibly to make it easier to hold and less fragile.

The glaze in all these variations is a muddy brown with yellow highlights that was used on several Spurlin pieces and is quite unique. The Los Angeles Islander menu shows a drink served in a Headhunter mug called the "Coffee Grog" and this is pictured in Sven Kirsten's The Book of Tiki on page 163.

Production

Designer
Stella Bodey
Manufacturer
Spurlin Ceramics

Physical Characteristics

Material
Ceramic
Shape
Other
Colour
Brown
Dimensions
2.5"W x 4.5"H
Imagery
Kane or Man
Distinguishing Characteristics
muddy brown with yellow highlights

Entry Meta

Date Created
27 Nov 2022
Date Updated
27 Nov 2022
Author
Trader Tom
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