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.

Sleeping Cat Large Japan Mid Century Imari Kutani Nemuri Neko Artist Signed
Sleeping Cat Large Japan Mid Century Imari Kutani Nemuri Neko Artist Signed
$134.99
Kutani Yaki Ware 6 Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Hakama Fukusuke with futon
Kutani Yaki Ware 6 Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Hakama Fukusuke with futon
$199.00
Large Vintage Japanese Porcelain Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Old Imari Kutani
Large Vintage Japanese Porcelain Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Old Imari Kutani
$199.00
Kutani Yaki Ware 35 Pair Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware 35 Pair Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Japanese Porcelain
$99.00
Kutani Yaki Ware 33 Pair Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware 33 Pair Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Japanese Porcelain
$99.00
japanese pottery KUTANIYAKI Manekineko Beckoning cat cute colorful
japanese pottery KUTANIYAKI Manekineko Beckoning cat cute colorful
$10.00
ANTIQUE MINI JAPANESE IMARI KUTANI SLEEPING CAT 3 1 2 LONG
ANTIQUE MINI JAPANESE IMARI KUTANI SLEEPING CAT 3 1 2 LONG
$75.00
Antique Japanese Kutani Cat Collection
Antique Japanese Kutani Cat Collection
$176.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE 105 KUTANI SLEEPING CAT IN COBALT BLUE HIGHLY GOLD GILDED
ANTIQUE JAPANESE 105 KUTANI SLEEPING CAT IN COBALT BLUE HIGHLY GOLD GILDED
$120.00
Vintage Japanese Pottery KUTANI Satsuma Moriage Sleeping CAT Signed
Vintage Japanese Pottery KUTANI Satsuma Moriage Sleeping CAT Signed
$29.99
BEAUTIFUL HAND PAINTED KUTANI DECORATIVE SMALL JAR
BEAUTIFUL HAND PAINTED KUTANI DECORATIVE SMALL JAR
$10.00
RARE Japanese FUKUSUKE Kutani Moriage Maneki Neko Cat Statue Okimono netsuke 5
RARE Japanese FUKUSUKE Kutani Moriage Maneki Neko Cat Statue Okimono netsuke 5
$2,000.00
Japanese KUTANI Moriage Maneki Neko Cat Statue Okimono FENG SHUI Lucky God
Japanese KUTANI Moriage Maneki Neko Cat Statue Okimono FENG SHUI Lucky God
$3,200.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Red 2 go pair
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Red 2 go pair
$69.35
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko aka mori H14cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko aka mori H14cm
$93.10
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko Akamori negai H115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko Akamori negai H115cm
$109.25
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko nakayoshi H255cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko nakayoshi H255cm
$318.25
KUTANI GOOD FRIEND LUCKY CAT WORMWOOD TORTOISESHELL 55 GO N77 01
KUTANI GOOD FRIEND LUCKY CAT WORMWOOD TORTOISESHELL 55 GO N77 01
$160.37
Pair of Ardalt Japan Porcelain Nemuri Neko Sleeping Kutani Cat Figurines 1 Box
Pair of Ardalt Japan Porcelain Nemuri Neko Sleeping Kutani Cat Figurines 1 Box
$20.00
LARGE Antique Japanese KUTANI Porcelain Sleeping CAT Beauty 9
LARGE Antique Japanese KUTANI Porcelain Sleeping CAT Beauty 9
$100.00
WANG YANI CHINESE PAINTING Famous Child Prodigy 1980s Watercolor of Monkeys
WANG YANI CHINESE PAINTING Famous Child Prodigy 1980s Watercolor of Monkeys
$10,000.00
Vintage Japanese KUTANI Satsuma Moriage Sleeping CAT Signed
Vintage Japanese KUTANI Satsuma Moriage Sleeping CAT Signed
$25.99
Vintage Japanese Nemuri Neko Imari Kutani Sleeping Cat Porcelain China
Vintage Japanese Nemuri Neko Imari Kutani Sleeping Cat Porcelain China
£24.42
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko porgy Tai nori kenaga H155cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko porgy Tai nori kenaga H155cm
$119.70
Cat Large Japanese Mid Century Porcelain Imari Kutani Nemuri Neko BUTTERFLIES
Cat Large Japanese Mid Century Porcelain Imari Kutani Nemuri Neko BUTTERFLIES
$22.00
Vintage Pair of Very Large Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cats
Vintage Pair of Very Large Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cats
$899.00
Vinage Kutani Style Cat Figurine Made in Japan
Vinage Kutani Style Cat Figurine Made in Japan
$56.00
LARGE VINTAGE KUTANI SLEEPING CAT MADE IN JAPAN MINT
LARGE VINTAGE KUTANI SLEEPING CAT MADE IN JAPAN MINT
$75.00
JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN SLEEPING CAT FIGURINE HAND PAINTED 5 1 2 LONG A600
JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN SLEEPING CAT FIGURINE HAND PAINTED 5 1 2 LONG A600
$34.99
Andrea by Sadek Blue and White Kutani Style Sleeping Cat Figurine
Andrea by Sadek Blue and White Kutani Style Sleeping Cat Figurine
$40.80
Early 19th Century Qing Dynasty Very Rare Green Glaze Ceramic Opium Pillow
Early 19th Century Qing Dynasty Very Rare Green Glaze Ceramic Opium Pillow
$150.00
WONDERFUL GILD ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI 19THC KUTANI HIGH QUALITY KWAN YIN GEISHA
WONDERFUL GILD ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI 19THC KUTANI HIGH QUALITY KWAN YIN GEISHA
$248.00
Japanese Mid Century Kutani Imari Nemuri Neko Sleeping Cat Hand Painted
Japanese Mid Century Kutani Imari Nemuri Neko Sleeping Cat Hand Painted
$34.99
Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Large Japanese Mid Century Old Imari Kutani Ume Plum
Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Large Japanese Mid Century Old Imari Kutani Ume Plum
$124.99
Rare Antique Kutani Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Early 20thC Artist Hand Painted
Rare Antique Kutani Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Early 20thC Artist Hand Painted
$195.00
Vintage Japanese Kutani Maneki Neko Lucky Beckoning Cat Mascot
Vintage Japanese Kutani Maneki Neko Lucky Beckoning Cat Mascot
$174.99
Fabulous Colorful Japanese Kutani Moriage Gilded Sleeping Cat Clown Face
Fabulous Colorful Japanese Kutani Moriage Gilded Sleeping Cat Clown Face
$75.00
JAPANESE KUTANI SLEEPING CAT
JAPANESE KUTANI SLEEPING CAT
$325.00
Tea Cup and Saucer set Dragon Ware Sunray China Kutani Japan Red Green Yellow
Tea Cup and Saucer set Dragon Ware Sunray China Kutani Japan Red Green Yellow
$14.99
Vintage Small 2 inch Miniature Kutani Cat Kitten Japan
Vintage Small 2 inch Miniature Kutani Cat Kitten Japan
$50.00

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

Recent items sold through this site:

BEAUTIFUL 7 1 4 IMARI artist signed Shuho sleeping cat Neko Japan not kutani
BEAUTIFUL 7 1 4 IMARI artist signed Shuho sleeping cat Neko Japan not kutani
$22.00
Vintage Japanese Pottery KUTANI Satsuma Moriage Sleeping CAT Signed
Vintage Japanese Pottery KUTANI Satsuma Moriage Sleeping CAT Signed
$29.99
Sugar Bowl Kutani Japan White Silver Scene Waterwheel Houses Mountain Platinum
Sugar Bowl Kutani Japan White Silver Scene Waterwheel Houses Mountain Platinum
$12.99
Vintage Porcelain Japan Geisha Incense W Kutani Cat Not Sleeping Japanese RARE
Vintage Porcelain Japan Geisha Incense W Kutani Cat Not Sleeping Japanese RARE
$249.99
Japanese Satsuma Moriage Kutani Waving Cat VERY RARE
Japanese Satsuma Moriage Kutani Waving Cat VERY RARE
$549.00
Kutani Yaki Porcelain 55 Pair of Santa Claus Maneki Neko
Kutani Yaki Porcelain 55 Pair of Santa Claus Maneki Neko
$169.99
WANG YANI CHINESE PAINTING Famous Child Prodigy 1980s Watercolor of Monkeys
WANG YANI CHINESE PAINTING Famous Child Prodigy 1980s Watercolor of Monkeys
$10,000.00
Antique Japanese Porcelain Kutani Cat Japan Rare Vintage Flowers Red
Antique Japanese Porcelain Kutani Cat Japan Rare Vintage Flowers Red
$65.00
Kutani Porcelain cats
Kutani Porcelain cats
$400.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko cha mori left hand H135cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko cha mori left hand H135cm
$77.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow mori nisan
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow mori nisan
$57.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain yellow mori r H 11cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain yellow mori r H 11cm
$93.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain yellow ryote H 115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain yellow ryote H 115cm
$93.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko mori H 97cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko mori H 97cm
$77.00
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
$77.00
19TH C JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN RECUMBENT SLEEPING CAT IMPRESSED MARK
19TH C JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN RECUMBENT SLEEPING CAT IMPRESSED MARK
$52.00
Vintage Small 2 inch Miniature Kutani Cat Kitten Japan
Vintage Small 2 inch Miniature Kutani Cat Kitten Japan
$50.00
Tea Cup and Saucer set Dragon Ware Sunray China Kutani Japan Red Green Yellow
Tea Cup and Saucer set Dragon Ware Sunray China Kutani Japan Red Green Yellow
$14.99
Fabulous Colorful Japanese Kutani Moriage Gilded Sleeping Cat Clown Face
Fabulous Colorful Japanese Kutani Moriage Gilded Sleeping Cat Clown Face
$75.00
Antique Japanese Kutani Cat Collection
Antique Japanese Kutani Cat Collection
$176.00
Kutani China Sugar Bowl  Creamer Made in Japan
Kutani China Sugar Bowl Creamer Made in Japan
$20.00
LARGE VINTAGE KUTANI SLEEPING CAT MADE IN JAPAN MINT
LARGE VINTAGE KUTANI SLEEPING CAT MADE IN JAPAN MINT
$75.00
Japanese Kutani Moriage Sleeping Cat Incense Burner
Japanese Kutani Moriage Sleeping Cat Incense Burner
$79.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko SD Pink Purple mori H10cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko SD Pink Purple mori H10cm
$99.70
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Banzai yellow H 105cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Banzai yellow H 105cm
$77.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Black 2
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Black 2
$36.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko work type
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko work type
$43.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Kinsai Yellow mori
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Kinsai Yellow mori
$139.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Kinsai set of 2
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Kinsai set of 2
$123.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Red 2
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Red 2
$36.00
Vintage Pair of Very Large Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cats
Vintage Pair of Very Large Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cats
$899.00
Vintage Japanese Nemuri Neko Imari Kutani Sleeping Cat Porcelain China
Vintage Japanese Nemuri Neko Imari Kutani Sleeping Cat Porcelain China
£24.42
Vintage Japanese KUTANI Satsuma Moriage Sleeping CAT Signed
Vintage Japanese KUTANI Satsuma Moriage Sleeping CAT Signed
$25.99
Vintage Chinese Cloisonne Enamel Art Nouveau 3 Kitten Cat Ornament Hanging
Vintage Chinese Cloisonne Enamel Art Nouveau 3 Kitten Cat Ornament Hanging
$49.99
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Fukusuke sakari
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Fukusuke sakari
$202.00
Vintage Kutani Porcelain Nemuri Neko Sleeping Cat Figurine Made in Japan
Vintage Kutani Porcelain Nemuri Neko Sleeping Cat Figurine Made in Japan
$88.00
old Estate Japanese Welcome CAT maneki nekko Sleeping Cat porcelain 95 marks
old Estate Japanese Welcome CAT maneki nekko Sleeping Cat porcelain 95 marks
$300.00
VINTAGE KUTANI CERAMIC NEMURI NEKO SLEEPING CAT MADE IN JAPAN 1940s MINT
VINTAGE KUTANI CERAMIC NEMURI NEKO SLEEPING CAT MADE IN JAPAN 1940s MINT
$50.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Nakayoshi purple
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Nakayoshi purple
$116.85
CHARMING KUTANI RED ORANGE TEA SET WITH DESSERT PLATES 16 PCS
CHARMING KUTANI RED ORANGE TEA SET WITH DESSERT PLATES 16 PCS
$29.99

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