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.

Antique Japanese Kutani Cat Collection
Antique Japanese Kutani Cat Collection
$350.00
Vintage Chinese Handpainted KUTANI STYLE Floral Ceramic Pottery Cat Figure 10
Vintage Chinese Handpainted KUTANI STYLE Floral Ceramic Pottery Cat Figure 10
$17.99
Japanese Brass Bronze Metal Sleeping Cat Modelled after Kutani Banzan WoW
Japanese Brass Bronze Metal Sleeping Cat Modelled after Kutani Banzan WoW
$112.50
ESTATE KUTANI MINIATURE CAT ONLY 2 5 8 INCHES LONG
ESTATE KUTANI MINIATURE CAT ONLY 2 5 8 INCHES LONG
$79.20
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Ware Maneki Neko Christmas Santa Claus EMS Free Japan
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Ware Maneki Neko Christmas Santa Claus EMS Free Japan
$76.49
Kutani Yaki Ware Mike Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Mike Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Japanese Porcelain
$210.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Ware Mori Maneki Neko Pink Beckonig Cat Made in Japan
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Ware Mori Maneki Neko Pink Beckonig Cat Made in Japan
$110.00
Japanese pair Maneki Neko Lucky cats Blue Kutani ceramic
Japanese pair Maneki Neko Lucky cats Blue Kutani ceramic
$85.68
Antique Japanese Porcelain Kutani Cat Japan Rare Vintage Flowers Red
Antique Japanese Porcelain Kutani Cat Japan Rare Vintage Flowers Red
$85.00
Andrea by Sadek Purple and White Kutani Style Sleeping Cat Figurine Vintage Thai
Andrea by Sadek Purple and White Kutani Style Sleeping Cat Figurine Vintage Thai
$8.99
ANTIQUE KUTANI MINIATURE CAT FINE DETAILS RED BOW ONLY 25 INCHES LONG
ANTIQUE KUTANI MINIATURE CAT FINE DETAILS RED BOW ONLY 25 INCHES LONG
$156.00
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 Gilded White Porcelain Sleeping Cat
Antique Japanese Kutani Gilded White Porcelain Sleeping Cat
$119.99
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko Leopard print H118cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko Leopard print H118cm
$57.00
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 fu yellow mori H15cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fu yellow mori H15cm
$122.00
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 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 hon red mori H165cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko hon red mori H165cm
$122.00
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 red mori kawa H14cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori kawa H14cm
$139.65
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko sai mori H27cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko sai mori H27cm
$342.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow fuku mori H27cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow fuku mori H27cm
$342.00
Old Japanese Kutani Gold Gilded Moriage Porcelain Sleeping Cat Miniature Figure
Old Japanese Kutani Gold Gilded Moriage Porcelain Sleeping Cat Miniature Figure
$135.00
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Gilded Black White Sleeping Cat Beauty Large
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Gilded Black White Sleeping Cat Beauty Large
$445.50
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko koban yellow mori H22cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko koban yellow mori H22cm
$269.00
Japanese Kutani Blue White Porcelain Sleeping Cat on Pillow Koro Incense Burner
Japanese Kutani Blue White Porcelain Sleeping Cat on Pillow Koro Incense Burner
$112.50
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko set of 7
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko set of 7
$98.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko black sakari nanago
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko black sakari nanago
$290.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko koban kin mike H255cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko koban kin mike H255cm
$269.00
Japanese Kutani Porcelain Nemuri Neko Sleeping Cat Gold White Hachiman gama
Japanese Kutani Porcelain Nemuri Neko Sleeping Cat Gold White Hachiman gama
$360.00
Japanese Kutani Porcelain Nemuri Neko Sleeping Cat Bisque Black Hachiman gama
Japanese Kutani Porcelain Nemuri Neko Sleeping Cat Bisque Black Hachiman gama
$360.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow mori hai H30cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow mori hai H30cm
$488.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko mikeneko H275cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko mikeneko H275cm
$290.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fukusuke yokoso H245cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fukusuke yokoso H245cm
$427.00
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 black mori H195cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko black mori H195cm
$244.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko kozuchi mori H265cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko kozuchi mori H265cm
$366.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fu han aokutani H115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fu han aokutani H115cm
$147.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fukusuke ojigi H135cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fukusuke ojigi H135cm
$183.00

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:

Pair of Kutani Kilns Japanese Pottery Cats w impressed Mark
Pair of Kutani Kilns Japanese Pottery Cats w impressed Mark
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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
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CHRISTIES JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART NELSON A ROCKEFELLER COLLECTIONS
CHRISTIES JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART NELSON A ROCKEFELLER COLLECTIONS
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Kutani China Sugar Bowl  Creamer Made in Japan
Kutani China Sugar Bowl Creamer Made in Japan
$20.00
Vintage Japanese Kutani Cat
Vintage Japanese Kutani Cat
$49.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fu mori pair H115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fu mori pair H115cm
$220.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko ryote red mori H115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko ryote red mori H115cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko mike ryote H18cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko mike ryote H18cm
$104.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko kinbuti ryote H18cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko kinbuti ryote H18cm
$110.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko han mori H75cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko han mori H75cm
$43.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko oval gold coingavel H18cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko oval gold coingavel H18cm
$178.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko gold bow head H85cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko gold bow head H85cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow kimori H95cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow kimori H95cm
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RARE Japanese HANDPAINTED CLOISONNE Kutani Gold Gilt Sleeping Cat PORCELAIN
RARE Japanese HANDPAINTED CLOISONNE Kutani Gold Gilt Sleeping Cat PORCELAIN
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VINTAGE KUTANI CERAMIC SLEEPING CAT JAPAN NEMURI CIRCA 1948
VINTAGE KUTANI CERAMIC SLEEPING CAT JAPAN NEMURI CIRCA 1948
$29.99
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
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Kutani Sleeping Porcelain Kitty Cat Gold Red Ribbon Bells
Kutani Sleeping Porcelain Kitty Cat Gold Red Ribbon Bells
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CHRISTIES ORIENTAL CERAMICS  WORKS OF ART
CHRISTIES ORIENTAL CERAMICS WORKS OF ART
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CHRISTIES GIORGIO MARSAN  UMBERTA NASI COLLLECTION
CHRISTIES GIORGIO MARSAN UMBERTA NASI COLLLECTION
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Japanese Kutani Gold Gilded White Porcelain Left turning Sleeping Cat signed
Japanese Kutani Gold Gilded White Porcelain Left turning Sleeping Cat signed
$45.00
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
Vintage Japanese Kutani Lucky Sleeping Cat Gold  White  Butterflies Designs
Vintage Japanese Kutani Lucky Sleeping Cat Gold White Butterflies Designs
$29.00
Vintage Japan Porcelain Beautiful Kutani Lucky Sleeping Cat
Vintage Japan Porcelain Beautiful Kutani Lucky Sleeping Cat
$65.00
Vtg Nippon Moriage Porcelain Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Gold Gilt
Vtg Nippon Moriage Porcelain Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Gold Gilt
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko mike sakari pair H115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko mike sakari pair H115cm
$147.00
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 red mori pair H75cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori pair H75cm
$98.00
EXQUISITE KUTANI HAND DECORATED TAKAHASHI SQUARE BOWL SAN FRANCISCO
EXQUISITE KUTANI HAND DECORATED TAKAHASHI SQUARE BOWL SAN FRANCISCO
$14.99
KUTANI CHINA HAND PAINTED VINTAGE PORCELAIN SUGAR BOWL  CREAMER
KUTANI CHINA HAND PAINTED VINTAGE PORCELAIN SUGAR BOWL CREAMER
$14.99
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
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
$289.50
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 Porcelain Imari Kutani Nemuri Sleeping Cat
Vintage Porcelain Imari Kutani Nemuri Sleeping Cat
$49.99
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko Kenaga mike calico m3 H118cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko Kenaga mike calico m3 H118cm
$75.05
Kutani Moriage Vintage Black Cat Sleeping with Raised Embossed Floral LARGE
Kutani Moriage Vintage Black Cat Sleeping with Raised Embossed Floral LARGE
$18.99
Antique Japanese Kutani Cat Collection
Antique Japanese Kutani Cat Collection
$350.00
Chinese Sleeping Cat Figurine Asian sleeping cat asian candle holder Satsuma
Chinese Sleeping Cat Figurine Asian sleeping cat asian candle holder Satsuma
$75.00
Vintage Pair of Very Large Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cats
Vintage Pair of Very Large Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cats
$899.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Ware Maneki Neko Festival Matsuri beckoning cats Japan
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Ware Maneki Neko Festival Matsuri beckoning cats Japan
$69.99
Beautiful White  Gold Japanese Kutani Cat Figurine
Beautiful White Gold Japanese Kutani Cat Figurine
$98.00

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