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.

Pair of Ardalt Japan Porcelain Nemuri Neko Sleeping Kutani Cat Figurines 1 Box
Pair of Ardalt Japan Porcelain Nemuri Neko Sleeping Kutani Cat Figurines 1 Box
$20.00
Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cat White Porcelain Gold Gilded
Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cat White Porcelain Gold Gilded
$49.49
Pretty Wedgwood Kutani Crane Bone China England Pin Trinket jewelry dish EUC
Pretty Wedgwood Kutani Crane Bone China England Pin Trinket jewelry dish EUC
$17.99
Vintage Kutani Red Peony 105 Plate Japan
Vintage Kutani Red Peony 105 Plate Japan
$39.99
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Kinsai Yellow mori
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Kinsai Yellow mori
$139.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko work type
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko work type
$43.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Kinsai set of 2
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Kinsai set of 2
$123.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Red 2
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Red 2
$36.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Black 2
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Black 2
$36.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Banzai yellow H 105cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Banzai yellow H 105cm
$77.00
Kutani Yaki Ware 10 Yellow Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Pottery Figurine
Kutani Yaki Ware 10 Yellow Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Pottery Figurine
$399.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko SD Pink Purple mori H10cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko SD Pink Purple mori H10cm
$99.70
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Cat Meiji Period
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Cat Meiji Period
$695.00
Cat Sleeping Nemuri Neko Statue Japanese Kutani Moriage Artist Signed Maneki 10
Cat Sleeping Nemuri Neko Statue Japanese Kutani Moriage Artist Signed Maneki 10
$895.00
Vintage Imari Kutani Porcelain Sleeping Cat Gold Accent HAND PAINTED
Vintage Imari Kutani Porcelain Sleeping Cat Gold Accent HAND PAINTED
$49.99
WONDERFUL ANTIQUE 19THC C 1900 JAPANESE PORCELAIN MEIJI KUTANI CAT GEISHA CENSER
WONDERFUL ANTIQUE 19THC C 1900 JAPANESE PORCELAIN MEIJI KUTANI CAT GEISHA CENSER
$179.00
WONDERFUL ANTIQUE 19THC C 1900 JAPANESE PORCELAIN MEIJI KUTANI CAT GEISHA
WONDERFUL ANTIQUE 19THC C 1900 JAPANESE PORCELAIN MEIJI KUTANI CAT GEISHA
$239.00
Very RARE Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cat Figurine Gold Painted Flowers SAVE ME
Very RARE Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cat Figurine Gold Painted Flowers SAVE ME
$9.99
Vintage Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cat Figurine Red Bow Tan Gold Painted
Vintage Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cat Figurine Red Bow Tan Gold Painted
$9.99
ANTIQUE KUTANI MINIATURE CAT FINE DETAILS RED BOW ONLY 2 INCHES LONG
ANTIQUE KUTANI MINIATURE CAT FINE DETAILS RED BOW ONLY 2 INCHES LONG
$249.99
Antique Japanese Porcelain Kutani Cat Japan Rare Vintage Flowers Red
Antique Japanese Porcelain Kutani Cat Japan Rare Vintage Flowers Red
$58.50
Japanese Kutani Maneki Neko 7 Sleeping Cat
Japanese Kutani Maneki Neko 7 Sleeping Cat
$49.95
Kutani Ware 264 Mike Calico Cat Right hand Maneki Neko
Kutani Ware 264 Mike Calico Cat Right hand Maneki Neko
$24.50
Antique Japanese Kutani Cat Collection
Antique Japanese Kutani Cat Collection
$350.00
New Japanese Pray Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko choho from japan
New Japanese Pray Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko choho from japan
$77.00
RARE Japanese Antique Kutani Imari Lucky Maneki Neko Cat Standing Statue Okimono
RARE Japanese Antique Kutani Imari Lucky Maneki Neko Cat Standing Statue Okimono
$275.00
Vintage Japanese Nemuri Neko Imari Kutani Sleeping Cat Porcelain China
Vintage Japanese Nemuri Neko Imari Kutani Sleeping Cat Porcelain China
£52.77
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
$16.99
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN CAT FIGURINE BLACK
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN CAT FIGURINE BLACK
$50.00
Japanese Asian Porcelain Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Kutani Moriage Signed Figurine
Japanese Asian Porcelain Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Kutani Moriage Signed Figurine
$229.99
Vintage JAPANESE Porcelain Pottery CAT Sleeping KUTANI Kitty GILT Decoration NR
Vintage JAPANESE Porcelain Pottery CAT Sleeping KUTANI Kitty GILT Decoration NR
$22.50
WANG YANI CHINESE PAINTING Famous Child Prodigy 1980s Watercolor of Monkeys
WANG YANI CHINESE PAINTING Famous Child Prodigy 1980s Watercolor of Monkeys
$10,000.00
Vintage Pair of Very Large Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cats
Vintage Pair of Very Large Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cats
$899.00
Kutani Yaki Ware 8 gou Maneki Neko Lucky Cat with Kozuchi Pottery Figurine
Kutani Yaki Ware 8 gou Maneki Neko Lucky Cat with Kozuchi Pottery Figurine
$275.00
Kutani Yaki Ware 9 gou Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Black Pottery Figurine
Kutani Yaki Ware 9 gou Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Black Pottery Figurine
$265.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko yellowo m pair H 6cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko yellowo m pair H 6cm
$77.00
Kutani Yaki Ware 8 gou Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Red Pottery Figurine
Kutani Yaki Ware 8 gou Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Red Pottery Figurine
$255.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko mori H 97cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko mori H 97cm
$77.00
Kutani Yaki Ware 3 Mike Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Pink Porcelain Pottery Figurine
Kutani Yaki Ware 3 Mike Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Pink Porcelain Pottery Figurine
$75.00
Kutani Yaki Ware 4 Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Red Porcelain Pottery Figurine
Kutani Yaki Ware 4 Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Red Porcelain Pottery Figurine
$75.00

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:

Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Kinsai mori5
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Kinsai mori5
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Antique Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Large Japanese Imari Kutani Beautiful
Antique Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Large Japanese Imari Kutani Beautiful
$119.95
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Fukusuke sakari
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Fukusuke sakari
$202.00
WANG YANI CHINESE PAINTING Famous Child Prodigy 1980s Watercolor of Monkeys
WANG YANI CHINESE PAINTING Famous Child Prodigy 1980s Watercolor of Monkeys
$10,000.00
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
$29.00
ANTIQUE MINI JAPANESE IMARI KUTANI SLEEPING CAT 3 1 2 LONG
ANTIQUE MINI JAPANESE IMARI KUTANI SLEEPING CAT 3 1 2 LONG
$75.00
Beckoning cat Lucky cat Kawaii MANEKI NEKO Kutani Yaki Porcelain Luck charm
Beckoning cat Lucky cat Kawaii MANEKI NEKO Kutani Yaki Porcelain Luck charm
$287.00
Antique Japanese Kutani Cat Collection
Antique Japanese Kutani Cat Collection
$350.00
Japanese Kutani Maneki Neko 7 Sleeping Cat
Japanese Kutani Maneki Neko 7 Sleeping Cat
$49.95
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Nakayoshi purple
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Nakayoshi purple
$123.00
VINTAGE KUTANI CERAMIC NEMURI NEKO SLEEPING CAT MADE IN JAPAN 1940s MINT
VINTAGE KUTANI CERAMIC NEMURI NEKO SLEEPING CAT MADE IN JAPAN 1940s MINT
$50.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko nigo siro sakari pair
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko nigo siro sakari pair
$101.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Ryote mike H 118cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Ryote mike H 118cm
$77.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko Aomori blue H75cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko Aomori blue H75cm
$57.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow mori H 10cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow mori H 10cm
$77.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko black mori nigohan
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko black mori nigohan
$59.00
NEW Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko choho from japan
NEW Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko choho from japan
$74.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Kenaga mike H 115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Kenaga mike H 115cm
$93.00
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 fukusuke ojigi H135cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fukusuke ojigi H135cm
$183.00
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 red mori kawa H14cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori kawa H14cm
$147.00
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 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 red mori hai H30cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori hai H30cm
$488.00
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 Porcelain Maneki Neko fu red mori H95cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fu red mori H95cm
$122.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow fuku mori H27cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow fuku mori H27cm
$342.00
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 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 sai mori H27cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko sai mori H27cm
$342.00
Large Vintage Japanese Porcelain Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Old Imari Kutani
Large Vintage Japanese Porcelain Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Old Imari Kutani
$199.00
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 hon red mori H165cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko hon red mori H165cm
$122.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori kiwami H37cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori kiwami H37cm
$733.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko koban black mori H255cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko koban black mori H255cm
$342.00
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
Vintage JAPANESE Porcelain Pottery CAT Sleeping KUTANI Kitty GILT Decoration NR
Vintage JAPANESE Porcelain Pottery CAT Sleeping KUTANI Kitty GILT Decoration NR
$22.50
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko Leopard print H118cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko Leopard print H118cm
$57.00
ANTIQUE MEIJI KUTANI SATSUMA MANEKI NEKO LUCKY CAT STATUE 2 1 2 x 1 1 2
ANTIQUE MEIJI KUTANI SATSUMA MANEKI NEKO LUCKY CAT STATUE 2 1 2 x 1 1 2
$650.00

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