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.

Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori pair H10cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori pair H10cm
$136.71
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori pair H75cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori pair H75cm
$91.14
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko mike sakari pair H115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko mike sakari pair H115cm
$136.71
Vintage Japanese KUTANI Reclining Cat Porcelain w Gold Large
Vintage Japanese KUTANI Reclining Cat Porcelain w Gold Large
$225.00
Kutani China Sugar Bowl  Creamer Made in Japan
Kutani China Sugar Bowl Creamer Made in Japan
$20.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Kinsai mori from Japan
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Kinsai mori from Japan
$190.00
UNUSUAL OLD 8 3 4 Kutani sleeping cat BLACK NEKO Japan RARE
UNUSUAL OLD 8 3 4 Kutani sleeping cat BLACK NEKO Japan RARE
$89.00
BEAUTIFUL 10 1 4 Kutani sleeping cat BLUE w lots of moriage NEKO Japan
BEAUTIFUL 10 1 4 Kutani sleeping cat BLUE w lots of moriage NEKO Japan
$109.00
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
$39.00
Vtg ELIZABETH ARDEN Chelsea Garden VICTORIAN KUTANI CAT Candle Trinket Box UNLIT
Vtg ELIZABETH ARDEN Chelsea Garden VICTORIAN KUTANI CAT Candle Trinket Box UNLIT
$9.99
Vintage Antique Chalkware Sleeping Cat with bow
Vintage Antique Chalkware Sleeping Cat with bow
$14.99
Vtg ELIZABETH ARDEN Chelsea Garden VICTORIAN KUTANI CAT Candle Trinket Box UNLIT
Vtg ELIZABETH ARDEN Chelsea Garden VICTORIAN KUTANI CAT Candle Trinket Box UNLIT
$9.99
Small Signed Japanese blanc de chine Signed porcelain Penguin
Small Signed Japanese blanc de chine Signed porcelain Penguin
$45.00
Large Signed Japanese blanc de chine Signed porcelain Penguin
Large Signed Japanese blanc de chine Signed porcelain Penguin
$45.00
Japan Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
Japan Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
$63.97
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow kimori H95cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow kimori H95cm
$77.19
Algeria Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
Algeria Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
$63.97
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko gold bow head H85cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko gold bow head H85cm
$77.19
Cameroon Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Authentic Made in Japan
Cameroon Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Authentic Made in Japan
$63.97
Cote dIvoire Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Authentic Made in Japan
Cote dIvoire Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Authentic Made in Japan
$63.97
GhanaKutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
GhanaKutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
$63.97
Nigeria Kutani Football Maneki Neko Japanese Lucky Cat for 2014
Nigeria Kutani Football Maneki Neko Japanese Lucky Cat for 2014
$63.97
Australia Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Made in Japan
Australia Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Made in Japan
$63.97
Iran Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
Iran Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
$63.97
Korea Republic Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Authentic Made in Japan
Korea Republic Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Authentic Made in Japan
$63.97
Belgium Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Made in Japan
Belgium Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Made in Japan
$63.97
Bosnia and Herzegovina Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Made in Japan
Bosnia and Herzegovina Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Made in Japan
$63.97
Croatia Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
Croatia Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
$63.97
England Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
England Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
$63.97
France Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
France Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
$63.97
Germany Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
Germany Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
$63.97
Greece Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
Greece Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
$63.97
Italy Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
Italy Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
$63.97
Netherlands Kutani Football Maneki Neko Japanese Lucky Cat for 2014
Netherlands Kutani Football Maneki Neko Japanese Lucky Cat for 2014
$63.97
Portugal Kutani Football Maneki Neko Japanese Lucky Cat for 2014
Portugal Kutani Football Maneki Neko Japanese Lucky Cat for 2014
$63.97
Russia Kutani Football Maneki Neko Japanese Lucky Cat for 2014
Russia Kutani Football Maneki Neko Japanese Lucky Cat for 2014
$63.97
Switzerland Kutani Football Maneki Neko Japanese Lucky Cat for 2014
Switzerland Kutani Football Maneki Neko Japanese Lucky Cat for 2014
$63.97
Costa Rica Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Authentic Made in Japan
Costa Rica Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Authentic Made in Japan
$63.97
Honduras Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Authentic Made in Japan
Honduras Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Authentic Made in Japan
$63.97
Mexico Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
Mexico Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
$63.97

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:

Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko white kiku mori right H135cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko white kiku mori right H135cm
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Kutani Moriage Vintage Black Cat Sleeping with Raised Embossed Floral LARGE
Kutani Moriage Vintage Black Cat Sleeping with Raised Embossed Floral LARGE
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Vintage Pair of Very Large Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cats
Vintage Pair of Very Large Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cats
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1992 93 FELIX THE CAT POTVIN ROOKIE CARD TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS GOALIE
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Japanese KUTANI Moriage Maneki Neko Cat Statue Okimono FENG SHUI Lucky God
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Antique Japanese Kutani Moriage Maneki Sleeping Cat ceramicsigned
$124.00
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Sleeping Cat Large Japan Mid Century Imari Kutani Nemuri Neko Artist Signed
$134.99
Mid Century Kutani Maneki Neko Lucky Beckoning Cat Moriage
Mid Century Kutani Maneki Neko Lucky Beckoning Cat Moriage
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Sleeping Cat Large Japanese Mid Century Porcelain Imari Kutani Nemuri Neko Signd
$99.99
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Andrea by Sadek Purple and White Kutani Style Sleeping Cat Figurine Vintage Thai
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ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI CAT
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI CAT
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Elizabeth Arden Cat Trinket Box Palais de Versailles Made in Japan Porcelain
Elizabeth Arden Cat Trinket Box Palais de Versailles Made in Japan Porcelain
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LARGE Antique Japanese KUTANI Porcelain Sleeping CAT Beauty 9
$200.00
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Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Porcelain 55 Kuromori Maneki Neko
$76.50
Made in Japan Kutani Porcelain 47 Gold Calico Cat Maneki Neko
Made in Japan Kutani Porcelain 47 Gold Calico Cat Maneki Neko
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Made in Japan Kutani Porcelain 61 Maneki Neko on Sea Bream Yellow Mori
Made in Japan Kutani Porcelain 61 Maneki Neko on Sea Bream Yellow Mori
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Made in Japan Kutani Yaki Porcelain 118 Yellow Mori Maneki Neko
Made in Japan Kutani Yaki Porcelain 118 Yellow Mori Maneki Neko
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Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Porcelain 45 Mike Neko Prayer Cat
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Made in Japan Lucky Cat 106 Kutani Yaki Porcelain Red Color Mori Maneki Neko
Made in Japan Lucky Cat 106 Kutani Yaki Porcelain Red Color Mori Maneki Neko
$255.00
Made in Japan Lucky Cat 10 Kutani Yaki Porcelain Pair Maneki Neko
Made in Japan Lucky Cat 10 Kutani Yaki Porcelain Pair Maneki Neko
$255.00
Made in Japan Lucky Cat 10 Kutani Yaki Porcelain Maneki Neko Kuromori
Made in Japan Lucky Cat 10 Kutani Yaki Porcelain Maneki Neko Kuromori
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Made in Japan Lucky Cat 10 Kutani Yaki Porcelain Maneki Neko Mi ke
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Made in Japan Lucky Cat 118 Kutani Yaki Porcelain Red Color Mori Maneki Neko
$365.00
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Made in Japan Lucky Cat 106 Kutani Yaki Porcelain Yellow Mori Maneki Neko
$255.50
Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain 53 White Kogiku Maneki Neko
Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain 53 White Kogiku Maneki Neko
$61.50
Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain 53 Brown Mori Maneki Neko
Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain 53 Brown Mori Maneki Neko
$61.50
Made in Japan Lucky Cat 108 Kutani Yaki Porcelain Maneki Neko Mi ke
Made in Japan Lucky Cat 108 Kutani Yaki Porcelain Maneki Neko Mi ke
$210.00
Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Porcelain 37 Pink Mori Maneki Neko
Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Porcelain 37 Pink Mori Maneki Neko
$72.50
Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Porcelain 37 Yellow Mori Maneki Neko
Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Porcelain 37 Yellow Mori Maneki Neko
$67.50
Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Porcelain 394 Akamori Maneki Neko
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Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Porcelain 45 Akamori Prayer Cat
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Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Porcelain 45 Both hands Akamori
$89.50
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Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Porcelain 46 Leopard Design Maneki Neko
$44.50
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Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Porcelain 55 Akamori Maneki Neko
$116.50
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Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Porcelain 67 Fukusuke Maneki Neko
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Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Porcelain Pair Maneki Neko
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