About This Item
truly remarkable, museum-quality c. 1915 exterior “sullivanesque” style white slip glaze terra cotta exterior building facade cartouche salvaged from a small chicago commercial building demolished as of recent. the visually striking and highly detailed cartouche is comprised of multiple sections fitted together. the rear cavities have been hollowed to greatly reduce the weight of the assembly. the wonderfully interwoven organic and geometric design characteristics were the product of george grant elmslie’s creativity (inspired of course, by his mentor, louis h. sullivan). the terra cotta components were fabricated by the midland terra cotta co. of chicago. together, the cartouche measures 75 x 38 inches.