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  1. Mike

    Beware of Fakes

    I recently purchased three unfinished greenware wheel vases from a UK auction. These appear to be genuine items that have not been fired to bisque. Note the difference in size between the unfired and finished versions. The greenware will shrink during the first firing. The vase on the right...
  2. Mike

    Unfinished Medium and Small Wheel Vases

    I recently bought these three unfinished wheel vases from an auction in the UK. There were four in the lot, three medium and one small, but one of the medium vases was destroyed in shipping. At first, I thought these were bisque items, but they have never been fired and are greenware. Here...
  3. Mike

    Brown Coffee Set

    This is a brown coffee set with blue undertones. As with the other mass produced items, these didn't normally have designer marks or the Troika marks. This 15-piece coffee set is from my collection. The "Troika St Ives" and trident mark are barely visible in these saucers. These three...
  4. Mike

    Blue Coffee Set

    Coffee sets were mass produced and didn't normally have designer marks or even the standard Troika marks. This 15-piece set is part of my collection.
  5. Mike

    Stove Plaque by Stella Benjamin

    This stove plaque was most likely decorated by Stella Benjamin between 1963 and 1967. The plaque is 7.75 inches tall by 5.3 inches wide (19.7cm by 13.5cm). It has its original paper hanger. 1. 2.
  6. Mike

    Celtic Cross by Simone Kilburn

    This celtic cross was decorated by Simone Kilburn between 1975 and 1977. This cross is 10.25 inches (26 cm) tall. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
  7. Mike

    Mask by Jane Fitzgerald

    This mask was decorated by Jane Fitzgerald in 1979. This mask has its original Heal price label from March 1979. The price then was £11. 1. 2. 3. 4.
  8. Mike

    Dating Troika Pottery

    The chart below is reprinted courtesy of the Digital Museum of Cornish Ceramics. The chart can be used to determine the approximate date of most items based on the decorator marks and period of employment. This chart can be found at the Dating Troika page on the DMCC website.
  9. Mike

    Mugs

    Mugs, or coffee cans as they are known in the UK, were mass produced, and some did not have the Troika or decorator marks. Here are six in my collection. The two brown coffee cans don't have any identifying marks on the bottom. 1. 2.
  10. Mike

    Marmalade Pot by Jane Fitzgerald

    This marmalade pot was decorated by Jane Fitzgerald between May 1978 and June 1983. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
  11. Mike

    Spice Jar by Tina Doubleday

    This spice jar was decorated by Tina Doubleday between February 1977 and November 1978. This vase is 6.125 inches tall. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
  12. Mike

    Spice Jar by Louise Jinks

    This spice jar was decorated by Louise Jinks between September 1976 and May 1981. This jar is 5.75 inches tall. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
  13. Mike

    Spice Jar by Alison Brigden

    This spice jar was decorated by Alison Brigden between April 1977 and June 1983. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
  14. Mike

    Medium Shouldered Cylinder Vase by Avril Bennett

    This medium cylinder vase with shouldered top was decorated by Avril Bennett between May 1976 and August 1979. This vase is 7.825 inches tall. 1. 2.
  15. Mike

    Small Cylinder Vase by Honor Perkins

    This small cylinder vase was decorated by Honor Perkins between October 1967 and sometime in 1969. She later married and became Honor Curtis. This vase is 6 inches tall. 1. 2.
  16. Mike

    Small Cylinder Vase by Marilyn Pascoe

    This small cylinder vase was decorated by Marilyn "Murphy" Pascoe between sometime in 1968 and September 1973. This vase is 5.75 inches tall. 1. 2.
  17. Mike

    Large Cylinder Vase by Linda Taylor

    This large cylinder vase was decorated by Linda Taylor (July 1971 to April 1973). The vase is 37cm (14.6 inches) tall, and 11cm (4.3 inches) in diameter. 1. 2.
  18. Mike

    Medium Shouldered Cylinder Vase by Honor Curtis

    This medium shouldered cylinder vase was decorated by Honor Curtis (1969 to April 1974). The vase is 19.5cm (7.7 inches) tall and 9.5 cm (3.75 inches) in diameter. 1. 2.
  19. Mike

    Small Cube Vase by Linda Hazel

    This cube vase was decorated by Linda Hazel between September 1971 and April 1973. This vase is 3.25 inches tall. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
  20. Mike

    Small Cube Vase by Avril Bennett

    This small cube vase was decorated by Avril Bennett between May 1976 and August 1979. This vase is 3.375 inches tall. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
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