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.

Vintage Japanese Moriage Gold Gilt Kutani Sleeping Cat Cobalt Blue 10 1 4 x7x5in
Vintage Japanese Moriage Gold Gilt Kutani Sleeping Cat Cobalt Blue 10 1 4 x7x5in
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CHRISTIES GIORGIO MARSAN  UMBERTA NASI COLLLECTION
CHRISTIES GIORGIO MARSAN UMBERTA NASI COLLLECTION
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Pretty Vintage Hand Painted KUTANI NEMURI MANEKI NEKO Sleeping Cat Figure
Pretty Vintage Hand Painted KUTANI NEMURI MANEKI NEKO Sleeping Cat Figure
$100.00
CHRISTIES ORIENTAL CERAMICS  WORKS OF ART
CHRISTIES ORIENTAL CERAMICS WORKS OF ART
$17.49
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko Kenaga mike calico m3 H118cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko Kenaga mike calico m3 H118cm
$79.00
Vtg Japanese Satsuma Kutani Nemuri Neko Sleeping Cat Figurine
Vtg Japanese Satsuma Kutani Nemuri Neko Sleeping Cat Figurine
$24.99
Vintage Kutani painted porcelain cat 12
Vintage Kutani painted porcelain cat 12
$49.99
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko white kiku mori right H135cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko white kiku mori right H135cm
$77.00
VINTAGE KUTANI SLEEPING CAT JAPAN
VINTAGE KUTANI SLEEPING CAT JAPAN
$59.99
Japanese Kutani Porcelain Pottery Maneki Neko Welcome Lucky CAT PINK cute
Japanese Kutani Porcelain Pottery Maneki Neko Welcome Lucky CAT PINK cute
$118.00
Beautiful Rare Style Kutani Porcelain Pottery Maneki Neko Welcome Lucky CAT new
Beautiful Rare Style Kutani Porcelain Pottery Maneki Neko Welcome Lucky CAT new
$235.00
Made in Japan Lucky Cat 106 Kutani Yaki Porcelain Yellow Mori Maneki Neko
Made in Japan Lucky Cat 106 Kutani Yaki Porcelain Yellow Mori Maneki Neko
$275.02
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori pair H75cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori pair H75cm
$98.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori pair H10cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori pair H10cm
$147.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko mike sakari pair H115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko mike sakari pair H115cm
$147.00
VINTAGE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN SLEEPING CAT FIGURINE SCULPTURE GOLD PAINT 7
VINTAGE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN SLEEPING CAT FIGURINE SCULPTURE GOLD PAINT 7
$99.99
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
early 13 1 4 japanese kutani cat
early 13 1 4 japanese kutani cat
$165.00
9 MANEKI NEKO W LOTUS FLOWER DESIGN BECKONING LUCKY CAT EC NR KUTANI
9 MANEKI NEKO W LOTUS FLOWER DESIGN BECKONING LUCKY CAT EC NR KUTANI
$69.99
Pair of Kutani Kilns Japanese Pottery Cats w impressed Mark
Pair of Kutani Kilns Japanese Pottery Cats w impressed Mark
$130.00
Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Porcelain 55 Mori Komon Maneki Neko
Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Porcelain 55 Mori Komon Maneki Neko
$85.50
VINTAGE KUTANI COBALT BLUE SINGLE SAKE CUP PEAFOWL
VINTAGE KUTANI COBALT BLUE SINGLE SAKE CUP PEAFOWL
$7.99
Made in Japan Kutani Yaki Porcelain Maneki Neko 394 Headstand Cat Mori
Made in Japan Kutani Yaki Porcelain Maneki Neko 394 Headstand Cat Mori
$56.99
Japanese Imari style Porcelain Kutani Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Figurine
Japanese Imari style Porcelain Kutani Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Figurine
$15.99
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow kimori H95cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow kimori H95cm
$83.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko gold bow head H85cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko gold bow head H85cm
$83.00
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
$69.00
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
$69.00
Cameroon Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Authentic Made in Japan
Cameroon Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Authentic Made in Japan
$69.00
Cote dIvoire Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Authentic Made in Japan
Cote dIvoire Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Authentic Made in Japan
$69.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko oval gold coingavel H18cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko oval gold coingavel H18cm
$178.00
GhanaKutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
GhanaKutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Authentic Made in Japan
$69.00
Nigeria Kutani Football Maneki Neko Japanese Lucky Cat for 2014
Nigeria Kutani Football Maneki Neko Japanese Lucky Cat for 2014
$69.00
Australia Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Made in Japan
Australia Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Made in Japan
$69.00
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
$69.00
Korea Republic Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Authentic Made in Japan
Korea Republic Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Authentic Made in Japan
$69.00
Belgium Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Made in Japan
Belgium Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat for 2014 Made in Japan
$69.00
Bosnia and Herzegovina Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Made in Japan
Bosnia and Herzegovina Kutani Football Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Made in Japan
$69.00
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
$69.00
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
$69.00

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

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Vtg Nippon Moriage Porcelain Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Gold Gilt
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OLD Japan Porcelain Kutani Cat PAIR Hand Painted Large  Small
OLD Japan Porcelain Kutani Cat PAIR Hand Painted Large Small
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Kutani Yaki Ware 25 Pair Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Red Mori Porcelain
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Kutani Yaki Ware No 5 Yellow Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Porcelain Pottery Figurine
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Antique Japanese Kutani Cat Collection
Antique Japanese Kutani Cat Collection
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Beautiful White  Gold Japanese Kutani Cat Figurine
Beautiful White Gold Japanese Kutani Cat Figurine
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ANTIQUE VINTAGE LUCKY KUTANI PORCELAIN SLEEPING CAT MADE IN JAPAN SET OF TWO
ANTIQUE VINTAGE LUCKY KUTANI PORCELAIN SLEEPING CAT MADE IN JAPAN SET OF TWO
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Rare Antique Kutani Imari Maneki Neko Lucky Beckoning Cat Butterfly Theme
Rare Antique Kutani Imari Maneki Neko Lucky Beckoning Cat Butterfly Theme
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Antique Kutani Imari Maneki Neko Beckoning Cat
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Antique Japanese Kutani Floral Painted Moriage Nemuri Neko Cat This is a big one
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Japan made Kutani Moriage Dragon and cat whistling naughty 5 pc saki sake set NR
Japan made Kutani Moriage Dragon and cat whistling naughty 5 pc saki sake set NR
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KUTANI SLEEPING CAT WHITE GOLD VINTAGE JAPAN PORCELAIN FIGURINE
KUTANI SLEEPING CAT WHITE GOLD VINTAGE JAPAN PORCELAIN FIGURINE
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Kutani Yaki Ware No 5 Mike Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Porcelain Pottery Figurine
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Vintage Antique Kutani Maneki Neko Porcelain Beckoning Lucky cat
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Kutani Ware Sleeping Cat
Kutani Ware Sleeping Cat
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Kutani China Sugar Bowl  Creamer Made in Japan
Kutani China Sugar Bowl Creamer Made in Japan
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Antique Imari Kutani Maneki Neko Lucky Waving Beckoning Cat  Black Cat Avon Lot
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Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Porcelain 45 Both hands Akamori
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Andrea by Sadek Blue and White Kutani Style Sleeping Cat Figurine
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Vintage Miniature Sleeping Kutani Cat Made in Japan
Vintage Miniature Sleeping Kutani Cat Made in Japan
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Vintage Kutani Nemuri Neko Sleeping Cat 5 1 2 long white with gold red collar
Vintage Kutani Nemuri Neko Sleeping Cat 5 1 2 long white with gold red collar
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CHRISTIES JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART NELSON A ROCKEFELLER COLLECTIONS
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RARE Japanese HANDPAINTED CLOISONNE Kutani Gold Gilt Sleeping Cat PORCELAIN
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Sleeping Japanese Cat Nemuri Neko Statue Kutani Moriage Artist Signed Maneki 10
$350.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko polka dotted H8cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko polka dotted H8cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Panda
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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
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Antique Japanese Porcelain Kutani Cat Japan Rare Vintage Flowers Red
Antique Japanese Porcelain Kutani Cat Japan Rare Vintage Flowers Red
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Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Porcelain 55 Kuromori Maneki Neko
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Made in Japan Kutani Yaki Porcelain 264 Maneki Neko Kuromori
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Made in Japan Kutani Yaki Porcelain 264 Shiromori right hand Maneki Neko
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Japanese Imari style Porcelain Kutani Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Figurine
Japanese Imari style Porcelain Kutani Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Figurine
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VINTAGE KUTANI COBALT BLUE SINGLE SAKE CUP PEAFOWL
VINTAGE KUTANI COBALT BLUE SINGLE SAKE CUP PEAFOWL
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9 MANEKI NEKO W LOTUS FLOWER DESIGN BECKONING LUCKY CAT EC NR KUTANI
9 MANEKI NEKO W LOTUS FLOWER DESIGN BECKONING LUCKY CAT EC NR KUTANI
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Made in Japan Kutani Yaki Porcelain 264 Shiromori left hand Maneki Neko
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Made in Japan Kutani Yaki Porcelain 264 Maneki Neko Mori
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Made in Japan Kutani Yaki Porcelain 55 Santa Claus Right Hand Maneki Neko
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