Category Archives: Troika

Troika Pottery Marmalade Vases – For Sale At

If you’re looking to buy a piece of Troika Pottery then why not consider a Troika Marmalade vase? This shape of Troika vase combines both the popular textured style and the glazed  style together – the vase has a textured body and a smooth glazed rounded top!

We currently have four different Troika Marmalade vases in stock, take a look at them here and see how different they all are:

Troika Pottery Marmalade vaseTroika Pottery Marmalade vase, Linda TaylorBlue Troika Pottery Marmalade vaseTroika Pottery Marmalade Vase - Judith Illsley

Troika Marmalade by Linda Hazel, Troika Marmalade by Linda Taylor, a bright blue Troika Marmalade vase and a super Troika Marmalade vase by Judith Illsley.

We have a wide selection of Troika Pottery for sale so be sure to check out our Troika Pottery section – click here.  If we don’t have exactly what you’re looking for at the moment then simply get in touch and let us know, then we can send you an email when we add new pieces you might be interested in!

Buy Troika Pottery At…

If you’re looking to buy Troika Pottery then be sure to check out the Perfect Pieces Troika Pottery section. We have a wide range of Troika for sale including some lovely Troika Pottery Cube vases, bold Troika Wheel vases, tall Troika Rectangular vases and early Troika Pottery St Ives pieces.

Troika Wheel Vase - Holly JacksonTroika Pottery Spice Vase - Jane Fotzgerald Troika St Ives Vase -Smooth Glazed Troika Vase Troika Pottery Coffin Vase - Troika Decorator Annette Walters

Troika Medium Wheel, Troika Spice vase, Troika St Ives vase and Troika Coffin vase

All our Troika Pottery is sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery which is guaranteed delivery by 1pm on the next working day. If you’re in a hurry just give us a call and if it’s before 3pm we can often despatch that same day if we receive an instant PayPal payment from you!

CLICK HERE – Top view our full selection of Troika Pottery For Sale

Buying Troika Pottery – A Guide To Troika Pottery Shapes

Troika Pottery is extremely popular with collectors worldwide. If you’re just starting your collection you’ll probably be surprised at all the different styles and shapes of pieces available. Here’s our simple guide to buying Troika Pottery where we’ll show you just a few of the Troika shapes our there and available to collectors!

Some of the smaller Troika shapes available:

Troika St Ives Glazed Slab Vase Collectable Troika Marmalade Vase By Judith Illsley Troika Cube Vase - Jane Fitzgerald Early Troika St Ives Wheel Vase - Honor Curtis

Smooth Glazed Small Slab / Spill vase, Troika Marmalade vase, Troika Cube vase & Troika Small Wheel vase

The Smooth Glazed Spill vase is a small vase completely glazed inside and out. They can be found with flower head designs, stylised flowers or even cartwheels decorated on to them. This example is a St Ives piece dating pre-1970.

The Marmalade vase is a popular Troika vase among collectors. It has four textured sides and a glazed rounded top with the inside always glazed white. The vase can be found with different patterns, colours and styles so the collecting options on this shape are endless!

The Troika Cube vase is slightly bigger than the Troika Marmalade but doesn’t have the rounded top – it is completely open once again with a white glazed inner. As with the Marmalade vases Cube vases can be found with different patterns and colourways by different Troika decorators so you’re not short on collecting options!

The Troika Wheel vase comes in a range of sizes – the smallest (pictured above) is approximately 12cm tall. The vase is wheel in shape with a small opening at the top – they’re a very nice Troika vase being quite delicate. You’re also able to find wheel vases from the earlier St Ives period (as the one pictured here is) as well as from the Newlyn period of the pottery giving you another angle on your collection!

Mid-Size  to Large Troika Pottery Vases:

Troika Coffin Vase - Troika Decorator Louise Jinks Troika Pottery Tall Rectangular Vase

Troika Coffin vaseTroika Rectangular vases

The Troika Coffin vase is a very popular vase among collectors. It’s a sturdy vase standing approximately 17cm tall and is always decorated with a textured outer and white glazed inner. The patterns and style of decorations vary hugely so there is always a different patterned vase out there to find!

The Troika Rectangular vase is a larger vase than the Coffin vase standing approximately 23cm tall. This shape of vase was made by the Troika Pottery throughout the time they were at St Ives and in Newlyn so you can find early examples of this vase for sale. The earlier vases don’t have the abstract decoration styles of the Newlyn vases but have an attractiveness typical of the St Ives period.

Other Troika Pieces:

Troika Dish - A Square Rimmed Ashtray By Alison Brigden Troika Wheel Lamp Base - Jane Fitzgerald

Troika Square Rimmed Ashtray & Troika Lamp Bases

The Troika square rimmed ashtrays are more like square dishes – they have a deep center and over-hanging rim. They come in several sizes and are often styled with abstract patterns with glazed areas finishing the decoration. They’re a very nice dish – a change to a vase!

Troika made a whole range of lamp bases from tall rectangular pieces, smaller cube ones to a whole range of different sized wheel lamp bases. They come with a range of styles and designs in different colourways painted by different Troika decorators so the collecting choices once again are endless!

CLICK HERE – To view our full selection of Troika Pottery For Sale

Looking For A Piece of Troika St Ives Pottery? Read On…

The Troika Pottery started off in St Ives in Cornwall, England in 1963. The pottery then moved from St Ives to a new base in Newlyn in 1970. For collectors of the early St Ives pieces we have a wide selection of pieces for sale, here’s a small selection:

Troika St Ives Smooth Glazed Vase  Troika St Ives Marmalade Vase - Anne Lewis  St Ives Troika Pottery Rectangular Vase - Anne Lewis  Troika St Ives Wheel Vase - Honor Curtis

Troika St Ives Smooth Glazed vase, early Troika Marmalade vase, Troika St Ives Rectangular vase & an early Troika Wheel vase

The first Troika vase pictured here is an early smooth glazed spill vase from the Troika pottery. This vase is completely glazed with the outside being in a vibrant blue colour and the inside a bright white gloss. It has the stamped Troika St Ives pottery mark on its base dating. Click here for more pictures…

The second Troika vase pictured above is an early Troika Marmalade vase. This Troika vase has been decorated by Anne Lewis in an oatmeal brown finished with a deep blue glazed rounded top. Click here for more pictures…

The third Troika vase above is an early Troika St Ives Rectangular vase. This Troika vase has been decorated by Sylvia Vallence and dates c1967-1969. It has a style of decoration typical of the early Troika period – dark colours with incised abstract patterns. Click here for more pictures…

The final vase is an early Troika St Ives Pottery small wheel vase with a very striking pattern on both sides that has been enhanced with small areas of glaze to the decoration. Decorated by Honor Curtis this early Troika vase dates c1969-1970. Click here for more pictures…

CLICK HERE – To view our full selection of Troika Pottery For Sale

Former Troika Designer Roland Bence Launches Own Range

Former Troika Pottery designer and mould maker Roland Bence has started making and selling his own range of pots, some twenty years after he left the Cornish pottery, which itself closed in 1983. Bence worked at the pottery from 1965-68 and from 1970-81 and performed a number of roles, including pottery manager, casting and fettling and some design and decorating work.

Bence is selling his new pottery (ID: dnalor1) on eBay and is listing it, rather disingenuously, in the Troika category. However, his descriptions do make it clear that the pottery is his own work and is not from the Troika Pottery.

You can see Bence’s current selection of pottery for sale by clicking here – the decoration and design bears an unmistakable and strong resemblance to Troika’s textured pieces – it’s definitely not very original. The flask shape he is using also appears to be based on a Troika design – it is very similar to Troika’s perfume bottle shape.

Rare Troika Pottery White Glazed Lamp Base For Sale

Welcome to 2011!

Here at Perfect Pieces we’re just catching up with everything after the Christmas & New Year break.

We did notice a most unusual Troika pottery lamp on eBay. It is a white glazed square Troika lamp base with a blue circular centre standing approximately 12″ tall.  This piece is from when the pottery was based in Newlyn in Cornwall and has the same characteristics and style of the earlier St Ives white glazed pieces. It has been decorated by Louise Jinks (later McClary) who worked at the Troika pottery from c1976 – 1981. She actually became a senior decorator from 1979. It is a rather unusual piece, this shape and style are not often seen.

As always with eBay please be sure you’re totally comfortable with the seller and the item listing BEFORE bidding. If in doubt about anything contact the seller and ask questions – you can always judge how honest & good people are by their responses. Here are a few pointers on things to check BEFORE bidding on any item on eBay:

  • Always check the photographs clearly by enlarging them if possible.
  • Carefully read the item description for any detailing of faults/damage etc.
  • ALWAYS check the seller’s feedback to see how other people have rated them.
  • Note where the seller is based – you don’t want to be hit with any unexpected overseas postage charges if they’re not based within the UK.
  • Take note of the postage charges before bidding and the postal service being used. It’s always good to pay for a tracked service so you keep track of where/when your parcel was posted if need be.
  • If in doubt CONTACT THE SELLER with any other questions /queries
  • Check out the seller’s Return Policy.
  • And finally, if you have any doubts at all it’s always best not to bid!

Bear in mind this list is by no means exhaustive, when buying off eBay you are buying from an unknown.

If you have any unusual pieces of Troika pottery then leave us a comment below, it’s always nice to see & hear about the many different pieces that this very popular pottery created.

Troika Pottery Vases For Sale

We have recently added three new pieces of Troika pottery to the Perfect Pieces Troika pottery section. These pieces consist of a superb Troika Marmalade vase decorated by Simone Kilburn – this vase has a very interesting bulls eye design on one side:

Another Troika Marmalade vase decorated with a blue base and dark glazed shouldered top. This time this Marmalade vase has an interesting and fetching abstract face design on one side:

And finally, a super large Troika pottery Slab vase decorated by Avril Bennet.

These three Troika vases are all from the Troika pottery’s textured range and all have the Troika pottery black painted pottery mark.

Do remember, all our Troika pottery pieces do include FREE UK postage by Royal Mail Special Delivery. This service guarantees next working day delivery by 1pm, is tracked and requires a signature on delivery.

Click here to view our full selection of Troika pottery…

Troika Pottery Spice Vase For Sale – Perfect Christmas Gift!

Looking for a Troika pottery vase for Christmas that’s a little different? Then why not take a look at the Troika Spice vase shape. This shape combines the popular textured surfaces with a glazed top, so you get the best of both worlds!

This particular Troika Spice vase has been decorated by Alison Brigden. Alison worked at the pottery from 1977 to 1983 where she was actually a senior decorator from 1981. Decorated with abstract designs on all four sides it has been finished with a white glazed top.

This Troika piece has FREE UK postage & packaging by Royal Mail Special Delivery. This service is guaranteed next working day delivery by 1pm, is tracked and requires a signature on delivery.

To view our current selection of Troika Pottery – Click Here

Early Troika St Ives Chimney Vase For Sale

A superb new addition to the Perfect Pieces Troika pottery section is this stunning and early Troika St Ives Chimney vase – just in time for Christmas!

This is an earlier piece of Troika pottery made when the pottery was based in St Ives in Cornwall before it moved to Newlyn in 1970. On its base it has the early Troika St Ives black painted Troika pottery mark (pictured below).

This early piece of Troika can be dated to c1967-1969 as it has been decorated by the popular Sylvia Vallence. With blue glazed sides and good decoration on both front and back – including the popular so-called Stove design, this really is a superb piece of early Troika pottery.

All our Troika pottery prices currently INCLUDE FREE UK POSTAGE by Royal Mail Special Delivery. This service is guaranteed next day delivery by 1pm, is tracked and requires a signature on delivery. If you want it delivering to an alternative address to keep it a secret before the big day then just let us know, that’s not a problem!


Stunning Troika Medium Wheel Vase For Christmas

A new addition to our Troika pottery section is this stunning Troika medium wheel vase decorated by Avril Bennet – just in time for Christmas!

The Cornish pottery Troika made a whole range of wheel vases in different sizes ranging from the popular small wheel vase right up to the rare Troika giant wheel vase!

This Troika wheel is the medium sized wheel vase standing approximately 6.5″ tall. It has a very striking decoration on both sides which really make it stand out.

We currently have a wide range of Troika vases for sale to suit all budgets. REMEMBER – ALL TROIKA PRICES DO INCLUDE UK POSTAGE!