Antique Trent Tile with Boy’s Face

On February 3, 2017, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Trent Tile Company, Trenton, NJ  1882-1939 A young boy’s face is surrounded by leaves on this Trent Victorian-era tile.  It is deeply molded and has glossy glaze colors, mostly browns and beige with touches of blue.   Crazing on the surface.  See this in Norman Karlson’s “Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles”, Region 2, page 180. […]

Trent Victorian Silhouette Tile/Child

On February 1, 2017, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Trent Tile Company, Trenton, NJ  1882-1939 Trent is responsible for many large, artistic luster-glazed art tiles of the Victorian era.  Here is one of their molded silhouette tiles with the image of a child.   The glaze is very glossy with craze lines.    This appears in Norman Karlson’s Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Region […]

Trent Victorian Tile

On February 14, 2013, in American Tiles, by nancy

Trent Tile Company, Trenton, NJ  1882-1939 Trent was an early prolific pottery that made outstanding dust-pressed, high-glazed tiles.  This antique tile is very three dimensional and has a pretty floral motif.   The glossy glaze has crazing. 6″ square x 1/2″ thick Good condition; has surface wear and chips; signed.  Condition varies per tile. Qty […]

Trent Antique Shepard Tiles

On November 20, 2012, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Trent Tile Company, Trenton, NJ  1882-1939 These incredible tiles were modeled by William W. Gallimore, a talented artist who came to Trent approximately 1886.    The shepherdess has her lamb by her side, while the shepherd holds a baby lamb along with his staff.   They are beautifully executed and very glossy glazing.   While […]

Antique Trent Bird Tiles

On November 17, 2012, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Trent Tile Company, Trenton, NJ  1882-1939 Known for their dust-pressed tiles, Trent made a wide variety of scenic tiles featuring cherubs, animals and scenes with children and adults.   These antique, very 3-dimensional tiles each have a bird on the hand of a child or maybe young adult.   High glazed deep brown is thinner […]

Trent Silhouette Tile

On April 13, 2012, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Trent Tile Company, Trenton, NJ  1882-1939 This dust-pressed Victorian-style tile has  very glossy, glass like glazing.  The three-dimensional female silhouette is nicely detailed, wisps of hair falling from the bun, beautiful earring, beads etc.  Crazing adds character to this very old tile.   See this in Norman Karlson’s Encyclopedia of American Art Tile, Region 2, […]

Trent Musicians Tiles

On September 10, 2011, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Trent Tile Company, Trenton, NJ  1882-1939 Here is a pair of beautiful, vintage Trent majolica art tiles.  These molded relief tiles depict two, elegantly attired court musicians of the Elizabethan era.  The rich, bright, crackled glaze in a gorgeous gray-green pools into a deep jade green in the recesses.  The design and modeling is of […]