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:
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:
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:
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!