Antique Terra Cotta Architectural Building Element of 2 swimming dolphins or fish in high relief, from NYC building front.
This terra cotta block comes from a New York City building front, where it would have been prominently displayed, surrounded by bricks and stone, as a striking visual sign of the type of business inside. The clay is an earthy red formed into the detailed faces of two swimming dolphins or fish surrounded by detailed environemntal elements. Some details are missing from one of the faces. It is a very heavy piece, measuring 20″ wide x 16″ high 4 1/4″ deep.