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Buy Troika Pottery With Glazed Tops!

If you’re looking to buy Troika Pottery and want to combine their popular textured designs with some of their glazed features then here are a few different Troika styles you could consider:

Troika Pottery Vase - Judith Illsley Marmalade Vase Troika Pottery vase - Shouldered Cylinder by Simone Kilburn Troika Pottery vase - Troika Chimney vase, Sue Lowe

Troika Marmalade vase, Troika shouldered cylinder vase & Troika Chimney vase

The first Troika vase pictured is a Troika Pottery marmalade vase. This is a square shaped textured vase with a smooth glazed rounded top – perfect as a pen pot!

The second Troika vase pictured is called a Troika shouldered cylinder vase. This is like the standard cylinder vase the Troika Pottery produced but has the addition of a nice smooth glazed rounded top.

The final Troika vase pictured is the lovely Troika chimney vase. A Chimney vase is like a Troika slab vase but with the addition of a smooth glazed chimney top. The narrow sides are also glazed and occasionally you may find a fully-glazed example.

We have a wide selection of Troika Pottery for sale – click here to see our current selection of Troika vases. If you’re looking for a specific piece then just get in touch.



Troika Pottery For Sale Under £150 At PerfectPieces.co.uk!


If you’re looking for a piece of Troika Pottery and have a budget of £150 then there’s plenty of choice in our Troika Pottery section. You’ll not only find textured Troika vases for sale but also earlier Troika St Ives pieces and also other Troika Pottery objects.

Here is a small selection of the Troika Pottery we currently have for sale for under £150:

Troika Pottery Marmalade Vase - Judith Illsley Troika Pottery Square Rimmed Ashtray - Avril Bennet Troika Pottery Coffin Vase, Annette Walters Troika Cube Vase, Anne Jones Troika Pottery St Ives Smooth Glazed Slab Vase Troika Pottery Marmalade Vase, Linda Hazel

Superb Judith Illsley Troika Marmalade vase, a stunning Troika square rimmed ashtray, a Troika Coffin vase, a Troika Cube vase, an early Troika St Ives vase and a lovely Troika Pottery Marmalade vase.

As you can see there is a wide range of Troika vases and other Troika shapes available at this price range ranging from textured Troika to vases to earlier smooth glazed St Ives Troika vases.

We also have many larger piece of Troika Pottery for sale including medium wheel vases and tall Troika rectangular vases.

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


Troika Pottery Marmalade Vases – For Sale At PerfectPieces.co.uk

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!

NEW STOCK – Lovely Troika Marmalade Vase By Sue Lowe

Another new addition to the Perfect Pieces Troika Pottery section is this lovely Troika Marmalade vase decorated by Sue Lowe:

Troika Pottery Marmalade Vase - Sue Lowe

Troika Marmalade Vase – Sue Lowe

This Troika vase has been decorated with abstract vivid blue and brown designs on two sides and finished with a striking deep blue glazed rounded top. The decorator Sue Lowe only worked at the Cornish pottery for a very short time, from 1976 until 1977, when it was based in Newlyn, in Cornwall, England.

We have a wide selection of Troika Pottery for sale including an early St Ives Marmalade vase and a Troika Marmalade vase decorated by Judith Illsley which also has a fetching abstract face design!

CLICK HERE – To 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

New Stock – Troika Pottery Rectangular Vases For Sale Including Early St Ives Vase

Two new pieces to the Perfect Pieces Troika Pottery section are these two lovely Troika Rectangular vases:

Troika Rectangular Vase - Sylvia Vallence Troika Pottery Rectangular Vase

Troika St Ives Rectangular Vase and a Troika Newlyn Rectangular vase

Both these Troika vases are known as Troika Rectangular vases and stand approximately 23cm tall. The first is an earlier Troika vase dating from when the pottery was based in St Ives in Cornwall. It has the typical style of decoration from that period and has been decorated by Sylvia Vallence. Click here for furher information…

The second Troika vase is from when the pottery was based in Newlyn in Cornwall, from 1970 until 1983. This vase is more vibrant and textured in design a style seen throughout that period of the pottery. Click here for further information…

We have a wide range of Troika Pottery for sale including a lovely Troika Coffin vase, a large Troika Cylinder vase and a Troika Pottery Marmalade vase decorated by Judith Illsley. Judith Illsley was married to one of the founders of Troika pottery, Leslie Illsley, and only worked as a decorator at Troika for a very short time in late 1980!