Trent Tile Panel Sparring Elk
A pair of 6" square tiles with raised images of bull elk in hard antler in a sparring stance. These late Victorian tiles were probably meant to accent a fireplace surround in a library, smoking room den, or man cave. Most tiles of the time were covered in a single color glaze or in some mottled effect and it is rare to see these in a multi-color glazed application demanding intensive hand work. Unmarked on the back but made by the Trent Tile Company (1882-1939) of Trenton, New Jersey. Very good original condition with a few small chips around the edges. These would be hidden if framed or installed.