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...
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.
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...
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.
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.