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 JAPAN Lucky Sleeping KUTANI Hand Decorated Large Porcelain CAT Statue
Vintage JAPAN Lucky Sleeping KUTANI Hand Decorated Large Porcelain CAT Statue
$89.99
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko Kenaga mike calico m3 H118cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko Kenaga mike calico m3 H118cm
$74.26
Early 19th Century Qing Dynasty Very Rare Green Glaze Ceramic Opium Pillow
Early 19th Century Qing Dynasty Very Rare Green Glaze Ceramic Opium Pillow
$95.00
Made in Japan Lucky Cat 118 Kutani Yaki Porcelain Red Color Mori Maneki Neko
Made in Japan Lucky Cat 118 Kutani Yaki Porcelain Red Color Mori Maneki Neko
$357.95
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
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko white kiku mori right H135cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko white kiku mori right H135cm
$72.38
VINTAGE KUTANI SLEEPING CAT JAPAN
VINTAGE KUTANI SLEEPING CAT JAPAN
$23.99
Japanese Kutani Moriage Gold Sleeping Cat Clown Face Koro Censor Incense Burner
Japanese Kutani Moriage Gold Sleeping Cat Clown Face Koro Censor Incense Burner
$115.00
Japanese Japan Heavy Bronze or Metal Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Figure
Japanese Japan Heavy Bronze or Metal Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Figure
$75.00
Japanese Kutani Porcelain Okimono Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Colorful Moriage Gold
Japanese Kutani Porcelain Okimono Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Colorful Moriage Gold
$50.00
Japanese Kutani Hachiman Porcelain Okimono Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Black Gold
Japanese Kutani Hachiman Porcelain Okimono Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Black Gold
$100.00
Japanese Kutani Hachiman Porcelain Okimono Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko White Gold
Japanese Kutani Hachiman Porcelain Okimono Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko White Gold
$100.00
Japanese Nippon Porcelain Gold Sleeping Cat Salt Pepper Shakers Holder Set
Japanese Nippon Porcelain Gold Sleeping Cat Salt Pepper Shakers Holder Set
$35.00
Japanese Kutani Blue  White Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Koro Censor Incense Burner
Japanese Kutani Blue White Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Koro Censor Incense Burner
$40.00
Vintage Japanese KUTANI Reclining Cat Porcelain w Gold Large
Vintage Japanese KUTANI Reclining Cat Porcelain w Gold Large
$225.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori pair H75cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori pair H75cm
$92.12
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko mike sakari pair H115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko mike sakari pair H115cm
$138.18
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori pair H10cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori pair H10cm
$138.18
VINTAGE LARGE HAND PAINTED KUTANI PORCELAIN SLEEPING CAT
VINTAGE LARGE HAND PAINTED KUTANI PORCELAIN SLEEPING CAT
$59.95
VINTAGE ANTIQUE LARGE JAPANESE KUTANI MANEKI NEKO PORCELAIN CAT
VINTAGE ANTIQUE LARGE JAPANESE KUTANI MANEKI NEKO PORCELAIN CAT
$75.00
Magnificent Large Japanese Kutani Cat OLD SIGNED c 1900
Magnificent Large Japanese Kutani Cat OLD SIGNED c 1900
$585.00
old Estate Japanese CAT nekko Sleeping Cat porcelain gold red animal 12 EX LG
old Estate Japanese CAT nekko Sleeping Cat porcelain gold red animal 12 EX LG
$495.00
Vintage Maneki Neko Japan Beckoning Good Luck Cat Figurine porcelain enamel mark
Vintage Maneki Neko Japan Beckoning Good Luck Cat Figurine porcelain enamel mark
$1,567.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow kimori H95cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow kimori H95cm
$78.02
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko gold bow head H85cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko gold bow head H85cm
$78.02
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko oval gold coingavel H18cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko oval gold coingavel H18cm
$167.32
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko han mori H75cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko han mori H75cm
$40.42
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko kinbuti ryote H18cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko kinbuti ryote H18cm
$103.40
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko ryote red mori H115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko ryote red mori H115cm
$103.40
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fu mori pair H115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fu mori pair H115cm
$206.80
Kutani 91 Marked Vtg Porcelain Tiger Lion Big Cat Statue Figurine Figure Japan
Kutani 91 Marked Vtg Porcelain Tiger Lion Big Cat Statue Figurine Figure Japan
$100.00
Japanese Kutani White  Gold Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Giant Green White Bun Tie
Japanese Kutani White Gold Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Giant Green White Bun Tie
$40.00
Japanese Kutani White  Gold Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Giant Green Wht Bun Tie 2
Japanese Kutani White Gold Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Giant Green Wht Bun Tie 2
$40.00
Pair of Japanese Porcelain Hand painted Sleeping Cats Nemuri Neko Imari Kutani
Pair of Japanese Porcelain Hand painted Sleeping Cats Nemuri Neko Imari Kutani
$300.00
ANTIQUE MINI JAPANESE IMARI KUTANI SLEEPING CAT 3 1 2 LONG
ANTIQUE MINI JAPANESE IMARI KUTANI SLEEPING CAT 3 1 2 LONG
$75.00
Vintage Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cat White Porcelain Gold Gilded 65 Long
Vintage Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cat White Porcelain Gold Gilded 65 Long
$25.00
Kutani Yaki Ware No5 Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Pottery Figurine
Kutani Yaki Ware No5 Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Pottery Figurine
$138.00
LARGE Antique Japanese KUTANI Porcelain Sleeping CAT Beauty 9
LARGE Antique Japanese KUTANI Porcelain Sleeping CAT Beauty 9
$100.00
KUTANI CAT MADE IN JAPAN VINTAGE ANTIQUE 5 3 8 LONG
KUTANI CAT MADE IN JAPAN VINTAGE ANTIQUE 5 3 8 LONG
$125.00
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
$71.50

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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Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Red Maneki Neko Pray 7x75x115cm
Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Red Maneki Neko Pray 7x75x115cm
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Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Handstand Maneki Neko 10x6cm
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Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Deluxe Red Maneki Neko 10x62x55cm
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Kutani Porcelain cats
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Sleeping Cat Large Porcelain Mid Century Imari Kutani Nemuri Neko Made in Japan
Sleeping Cat Large Porcelain Mid Century Imari Kutani Nemuri Neko Made in Japan
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Japanese Porcelain Hand painted Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Old Imari Kutani
Japanese Porcelain Hand painted Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Old Imari Kutani
$129.00
Kutani Moriage Nemuri Neko Sleeping Cat 10 x 5 Gray Blue White gilded Rare
Kutani Moriage Nemuri Neko Sleeping Cat 10 x 5 Gray Blue White gilded Rare
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VINTAGE KUTANI MANEKI NEKO LUCKY  PROSPEROUS CAT MORIAGE BY ANDREA SADEK JAPAN
VINTAGE KUTANI MANEKI NEKO LUCKY PROSPEROUS CAT MORIAGE BY ANDREA SADEK JAPAN
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Japanese Small Plate of Kutani Ware Maneki Neko Welcoming Cat
Japanese Small Plate of Kutani Ware Maneki Neko Welcoming Cat
$13.99
Cat Sleeping Nemuri Neko Statue Japanese Kutani Moriage Artist Signed Maneki 10
Cat Sleeping Nemuri Neko Statue Japanese Kutani Moriage Artist Signed Maneki 10
$435.00
Cat Large Japanese Mid Century Porcelain Imari Kutani Nemuri Neko BUTTERFLIES
Cat Large Japanese Mid Century Porcelain Imari Kutani Nemuri Neko BUTTERFLIES
$75.00
ANTIQUE 1850 1899 JAPANESE PORCELAIN THE FAMOUS KUTANI CAT FIGURINE STATUES
ANTIQUE 1850 1899 JAPANESE PORCELAIN THE FAMOUS KUTANI CAT FIGURINE STATUES
$289.00
Japanese pair Maneki Neko Lucky cats Sakura Kutani ceramic
Japanese pair Maneki Neko Lucky cats Sakura Kutani ceramic
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c1920 Hand Painted Kutani Satsuma Toyo Toki Kaisha Cobalt Blue  Gold Ginger Jar
c1920 Hand Painted Kutani Satsuma Toyo Toki Kaisha Cobalt Blue Gold Ginger Jar
$75.00
Seyei Japan Gilded White China Porcelain Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko 4
Seyei Japan Gilded White China Porcelain Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko 4
$10.00
Seyei Japan Gilded White China Porcelain Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko 3
Seyei Japan Gilded White China Porcelain Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko 3
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Seyei Japan Gilded White China Porcelain Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko 2
Seyei Japan Gilded White China Porcelain Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko 2
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Seyei Japan Gilded White China Porcelain Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko 1
Seyei Japan Gilded White China Porcelain Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko 1
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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
KUTANI Vintage Sake Set Singing Bird Dragon Kitten Cat 6 Cups Tray  Pitcher
KUTANI Vintage Sake Set Singing Bird Dragon Kitten Cat 6 Cups Tray Pitcher
$65.00
Seyei Japan Gold White Porcelain Sleeping Cat Neko Censor Incense Burner 2
Seyei Japan Gold White Porcelain Sleeping Cat Neko Censor Incense Burner 2
$100.00
Seyei Japan Gold White China Porcelain Sleeping Cat Neko Censor Incense Burner
Seyei Japan Gold White China Porcelain Sleeping Cat Neko Censor Incense Burner
$100.00
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Seyei Japan Blue Red Gold White China Porcelain Moriage Sleeping Cat Neko Box
$100.00
Japanese Kyoto Yaki White Porcelain Okimono Black Gold Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko
Japanese Kyoto Yaki White Porcelain Okimono Black Gold Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko
$50.00
Japanese Kutani White Porcelain Gold Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Yellow Bells
Japanese Kutani White Porcelain Gold Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Yellow Bells
$50.00
Japanese Nippon Toku Sei White Porcelain Gold Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Figure
Japanese Nippon Toku Sei White Porcelain Gold Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Figure
$50.00
Fabulous Colorful Japanese Kutani Moriage Gilded Sleeping Cat Clown Face
Fabulous Colorful Japanese Kutani Moriage Gilded Sleeping Cat Clown Face
$50.00
Japanese Kutani Porcelain Okimono Moriage Gold Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko
Japanese Kutani Porcelain Okimono Moriage Gold Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko
$50.00
Japanese Kutani White Porcelain Okimono Big Foot  Jaw Gold Sleeping Cat Neko
Japanese Kutani White Porcelain Okimono Big Foot Jaw Gold Sleeping Cat Neko
$225.00
Japanese Kutani White Porcelain Gilded Okimono Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Figure
Japanese Kutani White Porcelain Gilded Okimono Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Figure
$265.00
Japanese Kutani Hachiman Celadon Porcelain Gold Lilac Maneko Neko Beckoning Cat
Japanese Kutani Hachiman Celadon Porcelain Gold Lilac Maneko Neko Beckoning Cat
$250.00
Japanese Kutani Tokodo Celadon Porcelain Gold Lilac Pink Blue Sleeping Cat Neko
Japanese Kutani Tokodo Celadon Porcelain Gold Lilac Pink Blue Sleeping Cat Neko
$225.00
Japanese Kutani Kosen China Porcelain Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko White Gold Org 2
Japanese Kutani Kosen China Porcelain Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko White Gold Org 2
$200.00
Japanese Kutani Kosen China Porcelain Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko White Gold Org 1
Japanese Kutani Kosen China Porcelain Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko White Gold Org 1
$200.00
Japanese Kyoto Yaki White Porcelain Gold Sleeping Cat Neko Figure Bun Tie Collar
Japanese Kyoto Yaki White Porcelain Gold Sleeping Cat Neko Figure Bun Tie Collar
$200.00
Japanese Kutani White Porcelain Okimono Gilded Sleeping Cat Neko Figure
Japanese Kutani White Porcelain Okimono Gilded Sleeping Cat Neko Figure
$95.00
Japanese Kutani White Porcelain Okimono Gilded Crouching Cat Neko Figure
Japanese Kutani White Porcelain Okimono Gilded Crouching Cat Neko Figure
$295.00
Japanese Kyo Satsuma Porcelain Okimono Moriage Gold SML Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko
Japanese Kyo Satsuma Porcelain Okimono Moriage Gold SML Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko
$50.00
Japanese Kyo Satsuma Porcelain Okimono Moriage Gold Sleeping Cat Neko Teal Blue
Japanese Kyo Satsuma Porcelain Okimono Moriage Gold Sleeping Cat Neko Teal Blue
$50.00
Japanese Kyo Satsuma Porcelain Okimono Moriage Gold Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Sml
Japanese Kyo Satsuma Porcelain Okimono Moriage Gold Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Sml
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