~ Troika Pottery Blue Coffin Vase Signed Annette Walters ~
A lovely blue coffin vase by the famous Cornish Troika pottery signed by Annette Walters who was a ‘decorator’ in the late 1960’s to the early 1970’s.
The vase is typical of the potteries rough textured wares, with simple geometric designs adorning all four sides.
The vase is in the rectangular and tapering ‘Coffin’ shape, with both incised and relief decoration to the front and back and more simple incised decoration to the side panels.
The underside is hand painted ‘Troika Cornwall’ with the artist Annette Walters initials ‘AW’.
~ Dimensions ~
The vase measures (to the base) 5.5cm x 7.5cm with a height of 17cm (approximately 6 ¾ inches).
It weighs 425g
~ Condition ~
The piece is in excellent order, free from chips and cracks.
~ Troika ~
Troika was an art pottery that operated in Cornwall from 1962 to 1983. It was founded by Leslie Illsley, Jan Thompson and Benny Sirota who took over the Powell and Wells Pottery at Wheal Dream, where Sirota had previously worked as a decorator and driver. Their aim was to pursue a vision of pottery as art, without regard to function. The name was derived from the Russian тройка, meaning “a set of three”.