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Looking To Buy Some Troika Pottery?

Are you thinking of buying some Troika? This eye-catching pottery has become a firm favourite with collectors in recent years, and you’ve probably seen it on TV or handled it at an antique fair or antique centre. The most popular type of Troika is its textured ware, which combines a textured finish with colourful, moulded designs. When it was new, it was considered to be very modern and unlike many antiques and collectables, Troika fits in really well with the style and design of modern homes, thanks to its abstract designs, bold colours and simple yet creative shapes.

We have a wide range of Troika for sale ranging from the smaller textured Troika Marmalade vases and Troika Cube vases to larger pieces such as the textured Troika Rectangular vases, which make really stylish display pieces.

Troika Marmalade vase by Teo Bernatowitz

Textured Troika Marmalade vase by Teo Bernatowitz


A lesser-known type of Troika is the pottery’s smooth-glazed ware. This was one of the pottery’s early ranges and was made in quite low volumes, making it rarer today. It’s completely different in style to the textured ware, although it does use some of the same shapes.

Most pieces are based on a white glaze with green, blue or black decoration, as I’ve shown in the pictures below. Some unusual items are glazed completely in black, too!

Pictured below are two lovely pieces we currently have for sale – an eye catching glazed Troika St Ives cube vase and a lovely glazed Troika St Ives egg cup.

Troika St Ives Glazed Cube vase

Troika St Ives Glazed Double Egg Cup

So, if you’re thinking about starting a Troika collection and buying Troika Pottery then do check out the current selection of Troika Pottery we have for sale.

CLICK HERE – To view & buy some Troika Pottery from PerfectPieces.co.uk

Genuine Troika Pottery For Sale – Ideal Christmas Presents!

If you’re looking for a Troika vase for Christmas then be sure to check out the pieces of Troika Pottery we’ve recently added to the Perfect Pieces website.

All our Troika vases are genuine Troika Pottery and were produced and painted in the original Troika pottery between 1963 and 1983.

Troika vase - Medium wheel vase by Jane Fitzgerald Troika slab vase by Linda Taylor Troika shouldered cylinder vase by Simone Kilburn Troika St Ives cube vase

Stunning medium Troika wheel vase, Troika slab vase, large shouldered Troika cylinder vase, and early St Ives glazed Troika vase.

We have a wide range of genuine Troika vases for sale including many textured pieces such as Troika Marmalade vases as well as some nice white glazed Troika pieces including a lovely Troika double eggcup.

CLICK HERE  – To view our full selection of Troika 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

Unusual Troika Pottery Cube Vase With Helmet Design…

A new addition to the Perfect Pieces Troika Pottery section is this superb Troika pottery Cube vase with a helmet design on one side:

Troika Pottery Cube Vase

This is a textured Troika Cube vase decorated by Anne Lewis. The cube vase produced by the Troika pottery is a popular shape and can be found with many different designs and abstract patterns. This particular Troika vase has a helmet design on one side that has been picked out in the decoration in a vivid blue – really highlighting the design.

We have added several new pieces of Troika pottery to the Perfect Pieces website including an unusual slab vase and a super Troika wheel lamp.

CLICK HERE – To view our current selection of Troika Pottery FOR SALE

Early Troika Pottery St Ives Cube Vase For Sale

A new addition to our Troika pottery section is this early Troika pottery St Ives period cube vase.

This vase has been decorated by Sylvia Vallence. Sylvia only worked at the pottery from 1967 until 1969, when it was based in St Ives in Cornwall, England. In 1970 it moved to Newyln in Cornwall.

This Troika vase has the decoration typically seen on items from this period – dark circles around the central body.

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

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Troika Pottery Cube Vase – Linda Taylor

The newest addition to the Troika Pottery section on the Perfect Pieces website is this superb vivid blue Troika pottery Cube vase decorated by Linda Taylor.

Belonging to the pottery’s textured range this rough finished cube vase stands approximately 3.25″ tall and is 3.5″ square. The abstract pattern has been highlighted in contrasting colours to really stand out against the blue base of the vase. Click here to see more pictures of this Troika vase.

Linda Taylor started work at the Cornish pottery when it was based down in St Ives in Cornwall. She moved with it when it moved to Newlyn in 1970 and then left shortly after in the early 1970’s.

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Troika Pottery Cube Vase – Aztec Mountain Pattern

A new addition to the Perfect Pieces Troika Pottery section is this Troika pottery cube vase with an interesting colourful and part glazed pattern decorated by Alison Brigden.

Decorated by the well-known Troika artist Alison Brigden this textured range vase has an interesting Aztec style pattern with colourful mountain scene designs on two sides. With pieces of the design picked out with glaze it really is an interestingly decorated textured Troika vase.

Alison Brigden worked as a decorator at the Cornish pottery from 1977 until 1983. She actually was a senior decorator for her final two years, from 1981 till 1982.

For further pictures of this Troika vase and more detailed information please, click here.

New Troika Pottery Pieces Added

We have just added three super Troika pottery vases to our Troika pottery section – these are a Troika Coffin vase and two Troika pottery Cube vases in different colourways!

All these three pieces of Troika are from the Troika textured range and were made when the pottery were based in Newlyn in Cornwall, so date from 1970 onwards.

The brown Troika Cube vase and the Troika Coffin vase were both decorated by Alison Brigden. Alison Brigden worked at the Troika pottery during the late 1970s until 1983. She actually became a senior decorator from 1981! You can see an example of her Troika mark below:

The blue Troika Cube vase was decorated by Linda Taylor who worked at the Troika pottery slightly earlier on than Alison, from the late 1960’s to the early 1970’s. See an example of her Troika mark below:

For further information about the other Troika decorators and the range of pottery marks used by the Troika pottery then why not take a look at our Troika Pottery Marks guide? Click here.

You can see further details and pictures of all these Troika pottery vases simply – click here. Remember if you do have any questions about any of these Troika pieces or anything else on the Perfect Pieces website then please do not hesitate to get in touch.