Cat Bookend, One of Pair
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
7 3/8 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (18.7 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm) (show scale)
H. Randolph Lever Fund
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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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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.
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