Glazed architectural terra-cotta was the most complex development of terra-cotta as a masonry building material in this country. The hollow units were hand cast in molds or carved in clay and heavily glazed and fired. Sometimes called “architectural ceramics,” glazed architectural terra-cotta was developed and refined throughout the first third of the 20th century. This particular example of glazed terra-cotta is a two-piece ornamental façade or surface embellishment, some refer to this type of brick as a frieze, with Art Deco stylings such as chevrons and the rays of a sunburst. This piece was salvaged from a building in Kansas City, and is in very good antique condition (having a few chips). This would be a welcome addition to any new construction or renovation. This is 20 5/8”W 43 ¼” T and 5 7/8” D.