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.

Mid Century Kutani Maneki Neko Lucky Beckoning Cat Moriage
Mid Century Kutani Maneki Neko Lucky Beckoning Cat Moriage
$149.99
VINTAGE 1950S KUTANI SOUVENIR CAT FIGURE JAPAN
VINTAGE 1950S KUTANI SOUVENIR CAT FIGURE JAPAN
$36.00
Miniature Japanese Kutani Porcelain Cat Figurine Just 26 Long
Miniature Japanese Kutani Porcelain Cat Figurine Just 26 Long
$25.00
Vintage Kutani Kitty Lidded Box NR
Vintage Kutani Kitty Lidded Box NR
$14.99
japanese pottery KUTANIYAKI Manekineko Beckoning cat cute colorful
japanese pottery KUTANIYAKI Manekineko Beckoning cat cute colorful
$30.00
Made in Japan Kutani Yaki Porcelain Maneki Neko 394 Headstand Cat Mori
Made in Japan Kutani Yaki Porcelain Maneki Neko 394 Headstand Cat Mori
$52.54
Kutani Yaki Ware Mike Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Mike Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Japanese Porcelain
$210.00
old Estate Japanese Welcome 2 CATS maneki nekko Sleeping Cat porcelain 7 marks
old Estate Japanese Welcome 2 CATS maneki nekko Sleeping Cat porcelain 7 marks
$125.00
Made in Japan Kutani Ware Porcelain Maneki Neko 394 Headstand Cat Kuromori
Made in Japan Kutani Ware Porcelain Maneki Neko 394 Headstand Cat Kuromori
$52.54
old Estate Japanese CATS nekko Sleeping Cat porcelain gold red animal 4 Kutani
old Estate Japanese CATS nekko Sleeping Cat porcelain gold red animal 4 Kutani
$100.00
Japanese pair Maneki Neko Lucky cats Blue Kutani ceramic
Japanese pair Maneki Neko Lucky cats Blue Kutani ceramic
$76.99
Antique Japanese Kutani Cat Collection
Antique Japanese Kutani Cat Collection
$165.00
DAMAGED ANTIQUE KUTANI CAT FINE DETAILS RED BOW 4 INCHES LONG
DAMAGED ANTIQUE KUTANI CAT FINE DETAILS RED BOW 4 INCHES LONG
$49.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI CAT
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI CAT
$199.00
Japanese Kutani Moriage Gilt Sleeping Cat Figure Signed Large 10
Japanese Kutani Moriage Gilt Sleeping Cat Figure Signed Large 10
$102.50
Antique Japanese Kutani Gilded White Porcelain Sleeping Cat
Antique Japanese Kutani Gilded White Porcelain Sleeping Cat
$119.99
Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Ware Porcelain 55 Mori Maneki Neko
Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Ware Porcelain 55 Mori Maneki Neko
$59.98
LIMOGES Kutani Sleeping Cat TRINKET BOX Chamart
LIMOGES Kutani Sleeping Cat TRINKET BOX Chamart
$95.00
ANTIQUE EARLY 20 c KUTANI PORCELAIN CAT  ELABORATE GILT 55 14 cm
ANTIQUE EARLY 20 c KUTANI PORCELAIN CAT ELABORATE GILT 55 14 cm
$125.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko Leopard print H118cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko Leopard print H118cm
$54.15
Vintage White Porcelain Japanese Kutani Imari Gold Gilded Sleeping Cat SIGNED
Vintage White Porcelain Japanese Kutani Imari Gold Gilded Sleeping Cat SIGNED
$165.00
LARGE 10 Vintage Japanese Porcelain Kutani Cat Neko Signed Rare Bank coin slot
LARGE 10 Vintage Japanese Porcelain Kutani Cat Neko Signed Rare Bank coin slot
$265.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko koban black mori H255cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko koban black mori H255cm
$324.90
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fu yellow mori H15cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fu yellow mori H15cm
$115.90
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko hon red mori H165cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko hon red mori H165cm
$115.90
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko sai mori H27cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko sai mori H27cm
$324.90
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori kiwami H37cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori kiwami H37cm
$696.35
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko set of 7
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko set of 7
$93.10
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fukusuke yokoso H245cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fukusuke yokoso H245cm
$405.65
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fu red mori H95cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fu red mori H95cm
$115.90
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko koban yellow mori H22cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko koban yellow mori H22cm
$255.55
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow fuku mori H27cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow fuku mori H27cm
$324.90
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko koban kin mike H255cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko koban kin mike H255cm
$255.55
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fu han aokutani H115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fu han aokutani H115cm
$139.65
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori kawa H14cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori kawa H14cm
$139.65
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori hai H30cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori hai H30cm
$463.60
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow mori hai H30cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow mori hai H30cm
$463.60
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko mikeneko H275cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko mikeneko H275cm
$275.50
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fukusuke ojigi H135cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fukusuke ojigi H135cm
$173.85
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko kozuchi mori H265cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko kozuchi mori H265cm
$347.70

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 Porcelain Maneki Neko fu mori pair H115cm
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Antique Japanese Kutani Cat Collection
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko ryote red mori H115cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko kinbuti ryote H18cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko han mori H75cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko oval gold coingavel H18cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko gold bow head H85cm
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Fabulous Colorful Japanese Kutani Moriage Gilded Sleeping Cat Clown Face
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Vintage Maneki Neko Japan Beckoning Good Luck Cat Figurine porcelain enamel mark
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LARGE 10 Vintage Japanese Porcelain Kutani Cat Neko Signed Rare Bank coin slot
LARGE 10 Vintage Japanese Porcelain Kutani Cat Neko Signed Rare Bank coin slot
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Vintage White Porcelain Japanese Kutani Imari Gold Gilded Sleeping Cat SIGNED
$165.00
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