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Cat Bookend, One of Pair

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Copper-plated alloy
DATES 1930–1935
DIMENSIONS 7 3/8 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (18.7 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION One of pair with 1994.156.5. Copper-plated copper alloy bookend in the form of an abstract startled cat standing on a rectangular base. The body/legs are made from a single piece of pipe about 3/4" in diameter bent into an inverted U-shape. A spherical head with large round eyes and two conical ears is affixed on the right side. The tail, joined to the body on the left side, is bent at a right angle away from the body, then points straight up. Underside of base covered with green felt.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Walter von Nessen (American, born Germany, 1889–1943). Cat Bookend, One of Pair, 1930–1935. Copper-plated alloy, 7 3/8 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (18.7 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 1994.156.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.1994.156.4-5.jpg)
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