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Re: Troika Pottery

Post by bistoboy on November 28th 2012, 10:20 am

that's right , Alfred Wallis - a naive artist from St Ives.
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Post by truk10 on November 28th 2012, 12:22 pm

NaomiM wrote:I remember this episode of Antiques Roadshow - who could forget the bowl of fruit!
You have some wonderful pieces. Happy


What's the story behind this piece? It's unlike any Troika that I've seen before.
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Post by Troikafloyd on November 28th 2012, 9:48 pm

Hi truk10,
There were five Troika bowls of fruit produced and this one was the first. The marking T.J.1 means 'Troika/ Julian Greenwood-Penny/ Ist one produced. I believe Don Fowler was also involved with the production of these.
Leslie Illsley originally experimented with casting ceramic apples from moulds taken from real fruit, he sent four single white apples set into a square dish to the Beatles 'Apple Corps Ltd as he was a big Beatles fan but never heard back from them. He then dismissed the idea.
It is believed Don Fowler who joined Troika in 1976 then ressurected the idea and experimented using bananas as well as apples.
This bowl of fruit was originally Julian Greenwood penny's.
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Re: Troika Pottery

Post by Troikafloyd on November 28th 2012, 10:03 pm



I purchased this on a hunch as wasn't sure if it was Troika but I think it is and may have been a trial piece although has the backstamp.
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Post by Troikafloyd on November 28th 2012, 10:05 pm

The Backstamp...

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Post by Troikafloyd on November 28th 2012, 10:07 pm

The reverse side

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Post by Troikafloyd on November 28th 2012, 10:09 pm

Two perfume bottles and an unusual Troika vase.

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Post by Troikafloyd on November 28th 2012, 10:10 pm

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Post by Troikafloyd on November 28th 2012, 10:14 pm

I like the black clay ashtray with the cobalt blue, not many were made as there was only a limited amount of clay.



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Post by Troikafloyd on November 28th 2012, 10:17 pm

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Post by Troikafloyd on November 28th 2012, 10:37 pm

Pondering Think I might have got this one wrong! There are aspects about it that are Troika like....the green colour/glaze and it looks as if sand has been used in the firing.....possibly? Trial piece?


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Post by Troikafloyd on November 28th 2012, 10:39 pm

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Re: Troika Pottery

Post by Troikafloyd on November 28th 2012, 10:45 pm



Troika 'Tin Mine' lamp
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Post by Troikafloyd on November 28th 2012, 11:22 pm

Hopefully this has gone into the Troika section! If not then I give up!

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Post by Troikafloyd on November 28th 2012, 11:24 pm

Part of the collection.

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Post by Troikafloyd on November 29th 2012, 12:25 am


I have collected over the last 7-8 years approx. The usual places, ebay, auctions etc.
It always amazes me that every now and then a completely new bit comes on the market which is either unique or very rare although I think now my buying days are over!
Regarding the St Ives Plaque I have according to the book there is only a white one known to exist! Maybe another book or updated version is due now what with all the rare pieces that have surfaced since the publication. Shrugs
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Post by Troikaloid on January 6th 2013, 6:43 am

Hey People, just thought I would let you know that there is another book coming out!! Lawrence Illsley (Leslie's son) and I finished it last year and it is released for general sale on the 21st January.

Also there is an exhibition that will be worth a trip to see! http://www.penleehouse.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions.html
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Post by Troikafloyd on January 19th 2013, 11:49 pm

Sad I was hoping to get down to the launch of the Troika exhibition at Penlee House on the day of opening ( today ) and meet the authors of the new Troika book but due to the weather/vehicle problems I couldn't make it. I will get down but it's looking like next month now but hope to get a copy of the book soon.........cannot wait!
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Post by Troikaloid on January 20th 2013, 3:01 pm

NaomiM wrote:It will probably be available though bookshops that sell via Amazon Marketplace.

When we are shipping to suppliers we are specifically asking them not to sell this book through Amazon although I concede that the likelihood of it being there eventually is quite high! Who can stop them? :)

The exhibition is running until the 9th March so anyone interested it is well worth a visit, there are some fantastic one off's and newly discovered prototypes that are stunning!
http://www.penleehouse.org.uk/whats-on.html - check it out!
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Post by Troikaloid on January 28th 2013, 9:16 pm

Well, I have begun the resistence - check it out! www.troikapedia.co.uk
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Post by Troikafloyd on February 25th 2013, 9:23 pm

Excellent I have recently been down to see the exhibition and it was truly stunning! If any of you can make it down then do so as you will not regret it. There are plenty of unique, rare and 'one off's' that the public, until this exhibition, would never have seen.
The new book is also a brilliant read, telling the whole story of the pottery from 1963 until it's end in 1983. It is a 'behind the scenes' look which makes very interesting reading. The two authors have done an excellent job! Most Excellent
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Post by Adam20 on May 17th 2013, 3:45 pm

Bought this recently - fierce bidding and it went for high price - is it geniune - the seller said it was early 60s (1963) - Its only 11cm high with a white gloss glaze.

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Re: Troika Pottery

Post by Davee on May 17th 2013, 5:18 pm

Looks ok to me. The Trident mark was the earliest. used between 1963-65 when it was still at St Ives.

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Re: Troika Pottery

Post by Troikafloyd on May 19th 2013, 3:37 pm

Hi,
It is definitely Troika and also an early, quite rare piece due to the decoration. I was tempted myself!

Nice One!
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Re: Troika Pottery

Post by big ed on July 12th 2013, 2:10 pm



Tall Troika Cylinder Vase 37.5cm high

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