Building 51 | Building 51 | early 20th century original “sullivanesque” midland terra cotta “plate 45” lithographed cardstock diagram of a sectional white glazed medallion – midland terra cotta co., chicago, il.
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early 20th century original “sullivanesque” midland terra cotta “plate 45” lithographed cardstock diagram of a sectional white glazed medallion – midland terra cotta co., chicago, il.

51-21063-14

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Louis Sullivan

About This Item

all original and intact rare and highly sought after c. 1910-20 single-sided “plate 45” black and white lithographed cardstock diagram or schematic depicting variation of the heavily ornamented “slllivanesque” white glazed “stock” terra cotta building facade circular-shaped medallion with highly detailed specifications and/or recommended installation arrangements. the oversized heavy cardstock informational diagram is part of a large collection of detailed plates depicting cataloged terra cotta ornament along with suggested installations of the company’s ornament on any number of facades. the exterior terra cotta medallion depicted on this plate represent one of the most notable sectional terra cotta pieces executed by the midland terra cotta company. the detailing draws heavily from the hands of notable chicago architect, louis h. sullivan and his former chief draftsman george grant elmslie. nearly every installation that incorporated this massive cartouche into their facade were finished in a uniform white glaze. the exact printing company is not known, but the midland terra cotta company may have very well executed the plates and packaging themselves. this plate is a duplicate belonging to a complete series with original envelope and the stamped name of the client and/or recipient. the asking price is for the plate only.