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Troika?

Post by christinalav on December 12th 2017, 12:32 pm

Hi all,

I have in my possession a pottery vase.
I have spoken to an 'expert' and they have informed me that they believe it to be early Troika.
However this piece is unmarked.

Measures approx -
13" diameter
6" width (widest part)


What do you think?













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Re: Troika?

Post by denbydump on December 12th 2017, 3:07 pm

I'm guessing a student piece
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Post by NaomiM on December 12th 2017, 3:16 pm

Not Troika imo, but I don't know who made it. A 60s-70s student piece is very possible but it's a nice decorative piece.

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Post by philpot on December 12th 2017, 5:37 pm

Would agree with Dan and Naomi. They are also being very polite. 'Student piece' and 'decorative piece' is really code for its not That Good. The whole thing about Troika is that it was all very well made, with well thought out and accomplished decoration. This does not really have much of that at all. Would love to know who your 'expert' was.....
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Post by NaomiM on December 12th 2017, 6:19 pm

I wouldn't be that quick to dismiss it. This piece wouldn't be out of place amongst the professional studio pottery of the US and Australia. If only it had a mark so we'd know where to start looking.
However, if you look at the 60s 70s Art College photos (I think Alan Wallwork or Rooke websites have some), then it wouldn't look out of place there either. I think it was Wallwork who said they had one clay and two glazes.

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Post by bluenote on December 12th 2017, 11:56 pm

I love this piece. Irrespective of who produced it (Troika obviously would add value) it demonstrates a combination of a considered and balanced approach to the design of it's form with a raw energy and visceral feel to decoration. In my opinion whoever made it knew exactly what they and their ceramics were about
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Post by NaomiM on December 13th 2017, 2:01 am

I would be very happy to give it shelf space Excellent

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Re: Troika?

Post by christinalav on December 13th 2017, 9:19 am

Hi all,

Thank you for all the feedback.

I agree, I have had many Troikas and the experts opinion confused me.

It is a fantastic piece though.



Thank you for all your help.
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