Kutani Cat

Animals play a big role in many different types of asian antiques. Kutani, a style of Japanese porcelain is famed for it's intricate detailed images, all painted by hand before and during the Meiji period. Many of the images on these items feature creatures such as birds and animals. The pieces are often adorned with gold trim or raised enamel, making them all the more beautiful.

Kutani Yaki Ware No5 Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Pottery Figurine
Kutani Yaki Ware No5 Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Pottery Figurine
$138.00
9 1 2 Okimono Mid Century Kutani Sleeping Cat Japanese hand painted porcelain
9 1 2 Okimono Mid Century Kutani Sleeping Cat Japanese hand painted porcelain
$47.00
KUTANI CHINA HAND PAINTED VINTAGE PORCELAIN SUGAR BOWL  CREAMER
KUTANI CHINA HAND PAINTED VINTAGE PORCELAIN SUGAR BOWL CREAMER
$14.99
EXQUISITE KUTANI HAND DECORATED TAKAHASHI SQUARE BOWL SAN FRANCISCO
EXQUISITE KUTANI HAND DECORATED TAKAHASHI SQUARE BOWL SAN FRANCISCO
$14.99
Vintage Japanese Kutani Cat
Vintage Japanese Kutani Cat
$69.00
Vintage Japan Porcelain Beautiful Kutani Lucky Sleeping Cat
Vintage Japan Porcelain Beautiful Kutani Lucky Sleeping Cat
$65.00
Pretty Wedgwood Kutani Crane Bone China England Pin Trinket jewelry dish EUC
Pretty Wedgwood Kutani Crane Bone China England Pin Trinket jewelry dish EUC
$17.99
Meiji Japanese Porcelain Rolled Rim Bowl Dish Hand Painted Crouching Cat WoW
Meiji Japanese Porcelain Rolled Rim Bowl Dish Hand Painted Crouching Cat WoW
$245.00
Japanese Kutani Gold Gilded White Porcelain Left turning Sleeping Cat signed
Japanese Kutani Gold Gilded White Porcelain Left turning Sleeping Cat signed
$45.00
CHRISTIES GIORGIO MARSAN  UMBERTA NASI COLLLECTION
CHRISTIES GIORGIO MARSAN UMBERTA NASI COLLLECTION
$14.99
CHRISTIES ORIENTAL CERAMICS  WORKS OF ART
CHRISTIES ORIENTAL CERAMICS WORKS OF ART
$14.99
VINTAGE KUTANI CERAMIC SLEEPING CAT JAPAN NEMURI CIRCA 1948
VINTAGE KUTANI CERAMIC SLEEPING CAT JAPAN NEMURI CIRCA 1948
$29.99
RARE Japanese HANDPAINTED CLOISONNE Kutani Gold Gilt Sleeping Cat PORCELAIN
RARE Japanese HANDPAINTED CLOISONNE Kutani Gold Gilt Sleeping Cat PORCELAIN
$17.77
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Banzai yellow H 105cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Banzai yellow H 105cm
$73.15
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko SD Pink Purple mori H10cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko SD Pink Purple mori H10cm
$94.72
Vintage Kutani Ceramic Sleeping Cat Made in Japan Great detail Very Nice
Vintage Kutani Ceramic Sleeping Cat Made in Japan Great detail Very Nice
$77.97
Mid Century Kutani Maneki Neko Lucky Beckoning Cat Moriage
Mid Century Kutani Maneki Neko Lucky Beckoning Cat Moriage
$124.99
Antique Kutani Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Fine Artist Hand Painted Early 20thC
Antique Kutani Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Fine Artist Hand Painted Early 20thC
$74.99
Vintage Imari Kutani Porcelain Sleeping Cat Gold Accent HAND PAINTED
Vintage Imari Kutani Porcelain Sleeping Cat Gold Accent HAND PAINTED
$49.99
Kutani China Sugar Bowl  Creamer Made in Japan
Kutani China Sugar Bowl Creamer Made in Japan
$20.00
CHRISTIES JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART NELSON A ROCKEFELLER COLLECTIONS
CHRISTIES JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART NELSON A ROCKEFELLER COLLECTIONS
$14.99
Vintage Peach Luster Porcelain Japan KUTANI Sleeping Cat Figurine 4 1 4 VGVC
Vintage Peach Luster Porcelain Japan KUTANI Sleeping Cat Figurine 4 1 4 VGVC
$12.95
ANTIQUE KUTANI MINIATURE CAT FINE DETAILS RED BOW ONLY 2 INCHES LONG
ANTIQUE KUTANI MINIATURE CAT FINE DETAILS RED BOW ONLY 2 INCHES LONG
$249.99
JAPANESE KUTANI SLEEPING CAT FIGURINE w PHEASANTS and FLOWERS SIGNED COLLECTIBLE
JAPANESE KUTANI SLEEPING CAT FIGURINE w PHEASANTS and FLOWERS SIGNED COLLECTIBLE
$145.00
Antique Japanese Kutani Moriage Maneki Sleeping Cat ceramicsigned
Antique Japanese Kutani Moriage Maneki Sleeping Cat ceramicsigned
$125.00
Antique Japanese Kutani Cat Collection
Antique Japanese Kutani Cat Collection
$315.00
VINTAGE KUTANI COBALT BLUE SINGLE SAKE CUP PEAFOWL
VINTAGE KUTANI COBALT BLUE SINGLE SAKE CUP PEAFOWL
$7.99
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI CAT
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI CAT
$24.95
VINTAGE KUTANI PORCELAIN SLEEPING CAT JAPAN NEKO 4 EXCELLENT CONDITION 1940s
VINTAGE KUTANI PORCELAIN SLEEPING CAT JAPAN NEKO 4 EXCELLENT CONDITION 1940s
$69.00
Vintage Japanese Sleeping Cat Gold Gilt Kutani Blue Ceramic 5Hx1025Wx7in
Vintage Japanese Sleeping Cat Gold Gilt Kutani Blue Ceramic 5Hx1025Wx7in
$175.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN CAT FIGURINE BLACK
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN CAT FIGURINE BLACK
$50.00
Vintage Chinese Handpainted KUTANI STYLE Floral Ceramic Pottery Cat Figure 10
Vintage Chinese Handpainted KUTANI STYLE Floral Ceramic Pottery Cat Figure 10
$17.99
Sugar Bowl Kutani Japan White Silver Scene Waterwheel Houses Mountain Platinum
Sugar Bowl Kutani Japan White Silver Scene Waterwheel Houses Mountain Platinum
$10.44
Made in Japan Lucky Cat 10 Kutani Yaki Porcelain Maneki Neko Kuromori
Made in Japan Lucky Cat 10 Kutani Yaki Porcelain Maneki Neko Kuromori
$262.20
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko mori H 97cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko mori H 97cm
$73.15
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko yellowo m pair H 6cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko yellowo m pair H 6cm
$73.15
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain yellow mori r H 11cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain yellow mori r H 11cm
$88.35
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Shira mori Chrysanthemum H 10cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Shira mori Chrysanthemum H 10cm
$95.95
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain yellow ryote H 115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain yellow ryote H 115cm
$88.35
Made in Japan Lucky Cat 10 Kutani Yaki Porcelain Maneki Neko Mi ke
Made in Japan Lucky Cat 10 Kutani Yaki Porcelain Maneki Neko Mi ke
$200.55

The Japanese were also interested in replicating the animals in porcelain and pottery and therefore the Kutani Cat was born. The cats are small, sparsely decorated but feature all of the hallmarks you would expect from this kind of porcelain. They are highly collectable and sets of 2 or more felines, as with the Kutani Vases, often sell for a good price. It is also said that a black Kutani cat is the most rare.

The artistic designs were purely Japanese bits of nature-painting, tiny landscapes, birds on plum branches, and other simple but striking subjects of this kind. The contrast to the Imari ware, with its bold masses of blossoms and colours, is as great as it is with modern Kutani. The latter often has peacocks, groups of brilliant peonies and chrysanthemums, brightly dressed women and wonderful old men, cocks upon barrels, and other well-known subjects. The only figures on old Kutani are children playing.

Source: http://www.oldandsold.com/articles07/oc-50.shtml

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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Fukusuke sakari
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Vintage Miniature Sleeping Kutani Cat Made in Japan
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Antique Japanese Porcelain Kutani Cat Japan Rare Vintage Flowers Red
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Nakayoshi purple
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Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain sleeping Cat
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Lovely Large 9 Kutani Hand Painted Sleeping Cat Extensive Gold Trim Signed
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko nigo siro sakari pair
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Japan Ginger Jar Cobalt blueout of production Kutani reproduction
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Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Porcelain 55 Akamori Maneki Neko
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Made in Japan Kutani Porcelain 335 Maneki Neko Curtsy Cat
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Ryote mike H 118cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Ryote mike H 118cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Inori mike H 115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Inori mike H 115cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Black sakari H 10cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Mike yokone H 85cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Mike yokone H 85cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko mike H 115cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Kenaga mike H 12cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko black mori nigohan
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Kenaga mike H 115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Kenaga mike H 115cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko kozuchi mori H265cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko kozuchi mori H265cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko koban kin mike H255cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fu han aokutani H115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fu han aokutani H115cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fukusuke ojigi H135cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fukusuke ojigi H135cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori kawa H14cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori kawa H14cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko mikeneko H275cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori hai H30cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow fuku mori H27cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko black mori H195cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow mori hai H30cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fukusuke yokoso H245cm
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