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Post by Josordoni on Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:06 pm

Set up in 1963 in Newlyn, Cornwall by three designers, Benny Sirota, Leslie Illsley and Jan Thomson. Troika is a Russian name for a carriage driven by three horses, hence the name.

Excellent detailed info here:
http://www.cornishceramics.com/ptroika-desc.htm

and in the meantime, a Spice Jar for your delectation..created by Annette Walters circa 1977.





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Post by big ed on Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:06 pm



early troika slab vase 1963-65 height 4.5"
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Post by ade0915 on Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:35 am



A very early handthrown terracotta trident mark Troika vase C1963 or 64.
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Post by ade0915 on Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:39 am




Early 'scarab' design lidded vase C1964 or 65
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Post by ade0915 on Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:58 am







Thanks Ed! This ones a bit of an enigma! An open necked 12" vase with 4 different tablet decorations, one to each face and a hole drilled for a lamp wire!!!! Very early St Ives piece, appears handbuilt.
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Re: Troika Pottery

Post by big ed on Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:25 am

truk10 wrote:Hi
I bought a Troika Wheel Vase in the USA a couple of years ago and didn't really think much about it until I was rearranging things the other day and noticed that it's significantly smaller than a small wheel vase (3.75in vs 4.75in). It made me wonder whether they trialed an extra small wheel vase early on (it has early marks to the base) before deciding to make the small wheel vase 4.75 inches. I've shown it to a couple of people and they have been baffled so I was wondering it anyone here could offer a view.

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Here's a photo of it in front of a normal small wheel vase so you can see that it's much smaller than normal variation would account for.


If the mark is the early trident mark troika stives ,1965-67 it may have been handmade rather than moulded, see page 162 millers guide2007
there is a wheel vase measuring 4" and similar simple decor to yours, a rare example valued at 300-400 , I know millers is a guide ,but their troika prices are usually right .

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Post by truk10 on Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:54 am

Thanks for that - sounds like that could be the answer. You are right in that the vase has the trident mark on the base. Here's some better pictures.










Is there any reason why the handmade ones should be significantly smaller? Ie., you'd expect them to simply produce a mould based on the vase that they were making.
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Re: Troika Pottery

Post by mikey7985 on Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:28 am






I hope these get on ok......and hope you can see the issues I have.....Any advice or contacts you can put me in touch with would be great.

Mike.
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Post by perries-troika on Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:44 am

Hi, the price for the vases is about right. If you are serious about collecting Troika a good guide to prices is the book Troika Ceramics of Cornwall by George Perrot. There is also the Cornish Ceramics website that can provide you with further info and the curator is very approachable via email.
As for buying Troika craft and antique fairs are your best bet try not to buy from ebay unless you are 100% certain as there are some very dodgy items on there at the moment.
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Can anyone please ID the signature on my piece of Troika ?

Post by luckypip on Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:25 am



This is (I have been informed !) a piece of early blue and white tin glaze Troika and although I have looked at a few Troika sites, I have been unable to decipher the signature. Can anyone please help ?
Thankyou !
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Post by nick1512 on Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:38 am

Hi luckypip
There,s an identical piece in the troika ceramics book.A small plaque
made by Benny Sirota. Not his usual monogram but often signed his pieces with a dash.
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Post by dantheman on Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:43 am

http://www.cornishceramics.com/dtroikaBS.htm

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Post by perries-troika on Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:45 am

Hi it`s definitely a Benny Sirota signature. His monogram varies from piece to piece sometimes just a vertically elongated cross. I have seen this version on other pieces and his work is very sought after.
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Re: Troika Pottery

Post by big ed on Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:24 am



Penny black( later Roland) chimney vase , 8" high

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Re: Troika Pottery

Post by l33ham180 on Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:27 am

http://i22.servimg.com/u/f22/13/72/34/18/00511.jpg

another piece i picked up today
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Post by l33ham180 on Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:30 am

http://i22.servimg.com/u/f22/13/72/34/18/00610.jpg

and the other side
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Re: Troika Pottery

Post by Adam20 on Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:16 am

A rare Troika kettle and some other pieces





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Re: Troika Pottery

Post by styleinvasion on Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:27 pm

just own two troikas....
a coffin vase by sally bart or sue bladen

and a square bowl or ashtray by ann lewis
cant find this one in the web... might be rare?
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Post by Adam20 on Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:09 am

Just delivered - a nice Troika vase - great condition - very clean - signed HC to base for Honor Curtis - any comments before I leave seller feedback - is this late 70s?

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