two original historically important richly colored glazed terra cotta rearing lions executed by the american terra cotta company, chicago, ills. the lions are nearly identical - both in size and proportion - to the lions louis h. sullivan designed and used on the 1919 merchants and merchants union bank located in columbus, wisc. the lions were sculpted by kristian schneider, who modeled much of sullivan's ornament in terra cotta, plaster, and iron. the two lions were discovered in the backyard of a chicago resident. one of the lions belongs to the bldg. 51 museum, but the other is available for sale. please call for price.