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Spurlin Island Chief

a.k.a. Spurlin Husband Killer, Los Angeles Islander Island Chief, Los Angeles Islander Husband Killer

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Physical Characteristics
Material Ceramic
Shape Tiki
Dimensions 8.75" x 3.25"
(22.2cm x 8.3cm)
Capacity 16 fl. oz.
Optimal drink size 7.2 fl. oz. (plus ice)
Decorative Characteristics
Coloring Brown mainly
Imagery Tiki
Marking "Islander" engraved on bottom.
In the Collection of:
143 mugs
Member since Oct 2, 2005
Purchased from  Traded/Bought from a Person
Tags  Favorite, Los Angeles Islander, Spurlin
Very cool and one of my favorites. Mahalo David!
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From The Islander, Los Angeles, CA, a Tiki Location
Manufactured by Spurlin Ceramics
Designed by Stella Bodey
Produced circa 1961-1971
Edition of ?
This is a large mug shaped like a Tiki with a pointed head. It was used at the Los Angeles Islander to serve one drink called the "Husband Killer." The glaze is a muddy brown with yellow highlights that was used on several Spurlin pieces and is quite unique.
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143 mugs
Member since Oct 2, 2005
2012-11-02 08:23:27

One of my favorites for sure! It's a lot nicer and more finished then I thought it would be. It does have a glaze... just a very smooth matte one. Very cool!
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2012-10-31 12:17:24

Great Spurlin score!


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