Hello. We like to collect well-designed vintage pottery (and lots of other stuff) from the 1950s,
'60s and '70s. Here are some pictures and info of a selection of the things we've found.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Troika wheel vases from the 1970s. Nice to have a round.

It's not the most obvious shape for a vase but these circular Troika wheel vases have got lots of style about them.

Not only that, but there's the added bonus of having two vases in one. Both sides are so different, when you want a change, simply turn the vase around and it's like looking at a new vase.

And they certainly are good to look at. I like the abstract designs – sometimes geometric, sometimes freely-drawn. There's also a nice depth of texture to the surfaces.

Made by Troika, Cornwall, England, these vases probably date from the 1970s. I have a feeling the blue coloured wheel vase was decorated by Anne Lewis.

It's been a pleasure to have these fine examples of Troika pottery around.


  1. They look good, don't they? I think the decorators were encouraged to express themselves and to be bold with their designs. As a result, each item of Troika pottery seems to have its own unique personality.