late 19th century victorian era dust pressed embossed majolica glazed portrait fireplace tile

Regular Price: $250.00

Special Price $200.00

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UR #:: UR-7146-10

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Product Description

original victorian era 19th century dark olive green majolica fireplace portrait tile fabricated by the trent tile co., trenton, nj. the dust pressed embossed tile was likely designed by isaac broome. measures 6 x 6 inches. surface exhibits heavy allover crazing. the portrait tile features a female with highlighted accents. trent tile company, founded in 1882, produced a wide variety of decorative embossed tiles in numerous glaze colors during the last two decades of the 19th century. the company's first designer was isaac broome, well recognized at the time for his modeling of the human figure, face and profile. he was followed by william gallimore, a designer and modeler from england who also had a well-established reputation. over the years the company's success paralleled the country's economy overall; the factory eventually closed in 1939.