Chat (Cat)

Notice of Upcoming Content and Access Change

The Museum is working on the future of our online collections access, which will be incrementally released over time. On November 1, 2022, “My Collection” sets will be discontinued and no longer available. If you have “My Collection” sets you wish to preserve, we encourage you to print the sets, save as a PDF, or otherwise make your own copies of important information for your future reference.

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Paperweight
Title: 
Chat (Cat)
Accession Number: 
2011.3.305
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8 cm, W: 11.5 cm, D: 4.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
designed in 1929
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Primary Description: 
Paperweight, "Chat (Cat)". Colorless glass; mold-pressed, applied patina. Paperweight in the form of a cat standing on a rectangular base. Cat's tail is curled under body.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steppa, Elaine, Source
2011-12-09
Steppa, Stanford, Source
2011-12-09
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
R. LALIQUE
signature
Sandblasted on wall of base