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.

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
$89.99
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
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
Kutani Porcelain Pottery Maneki Neko Lucky CAT Both hands up White Fat 6UBLOOY
Kutani Porcelain Pottery Maneki Neko Lucky CAT Both hands up White Fat 6UBLOOY
$195.00
Old Miniature 2 Hard to Find Kutani Japanese Gold  Black on White Sleeping Cat
Old Miniature 2 Hard to Find Kutani Japanese Gold Black on White Sleeping Cat
$450.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko Leopard print H118cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko Leopard print H118cm
$54.15
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
$71.99
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
$115.90
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 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 kozuchi mori H265cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko kozuchi mori H265cm
$347.70
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 yellow fuku mori H27cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow fuku mori H27cm
$324.90
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 red mori kawa H14cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori kawa H14cm
$139.65
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 Porcelain Maneki Neko sai mori H27cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko sai mori H27cm
$324.90
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko black sakari nanago
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko black sakari nanago
$275.50
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 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 koban kin mike H255cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko koban kin mike H255cm
$255.55
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 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 hai H30cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori hai H30cm
$463.60
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 black mori H195cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko black mori H195cm
$231.80
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Kenaga mike H 115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Kenaga mike H 115cm
$88.35
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko black mori nigohan
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko black mori nigohan
$56.05
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Kenaga mike H 12cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Kenaga mike H 12cm
$88.35
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
$73.15
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko mike H 115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko mike H 115cm
$73.15
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Mike yokone H 85cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Mike yokone H 85cm
$75.05
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Inori mike H 115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Inori mike H 115cm
$73.15
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Black sakari H 10cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Black sakari H 10cm
$73.15
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
$73.15

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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Vintage Antique Kutani Maneki Neko Porcelain Beckoning Lucky cat
Vintage Antique Kutani Maneki Neko Porcelain Beckoning Lucky cat
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Made in Japan Lucky Cat 32 Kutani Yaki Porcelain Panda Maneki Neko
Made in Japan Lucky Cat 32 Kutani Yaki Porcelain Panda Maneki Neko
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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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Japanese Mid Century Kutani Imari Nemuri Neko Sleeping Cat Hand Painted
Japanese Mid Century Kutani Imari Nemuri Neko Sleeping Cat Hand Painted
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Old Porcelain Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Imari Kutani Leaves Butterflies Design
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Sleeping Cat Large Japanese Mid Century Porcelain Imari Kutani Nemuri Neko
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Hand Painted Made in Japan Kutani Porcelain Sleeping Cat with Gold Paint
Hand Painted Made in Japan Kutani Porcelain Sleeping Cat with Gold Paint
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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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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
$24.99
Imari Kutani Japanese Porcelian Set of Cat Salt  Pepper Shakers
Imari Kutani Japanese Porcelian Set of Cat Salt Pepper Shakers
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Antique Japanese Kutani Cat Collection
Antique Japanese Kutani Cat Collection
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JAPANESE Kutani Yaki Ceramic Maneki Neko Fortune Cat Lucky Cat White Nyanko
JAPANESE Kutani Yaki Ceramic Maneki Neko Fortune Cat Lucky Cat White Nyanko
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2 vintage Japanese Kutani flock heron birds saki tea pottery glasses
2 vintage Japanese Kutani flock heron birds saki tea pottery glasses
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JAPANESE Kutani Yaki Ceramic Maneki Neko Fortune Cat Lucky Cat White Nyanko
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VINTAGE KUTANI PORCELAIN SLEEPING CAT JAPAN NEKO 4 EXCELLENT CONDITION 1940s
VINTAGE KUTANI PORCELAIN SLEEPING CAT JAPAN NEKO 4 EXCELLENT CONDITION 1940s
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Japan Kutani Moriage Sake Set Whistling Bird  Cat Awesome Find
Japan Kutani Moriage Sake Set Whistling Bird Cat Awesome Find
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Vintage Japanese Porcelain Kutani Sleeping Cat Figurine Signed
Vintage Japanese Porcelain Kutani Sleeping Cat Figurine Signed
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Old Japanese Meiji Kutani Sleeping Porcelain Cat Red Blue Dotted Bow Tie Figure
Old Japanese Meiji Kutani Sleeping Porcelain Cat Red Blue Dotted Bow Tie Figure
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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 kinbuti ryote H18cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko kinbuti ryote H18cm
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Vintage Porcelain Imari Kutani Nemuri Sleeping Cat
Vintage Porcelain Imari Kutani Nemuri Sleeping Cat
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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 mike ryote H18cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko mike ryote H18cm
$104.00
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
$83.00
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
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Made in Japan Kutani Yaki Porcelain Maneki Neko 394 Headstand Cat Mori
Made in Japan Kutani Yaki Porcelain Maneki Neko 394 Headstand Cat Mori
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow kimori H95cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow kimori H95cm
$83.00
Pair of Kutani Kilns Japanese Pottery Cats w impressed Mark
Pair of Kutani Kilns Japanese Pottery Cats w impressed Mark
$120.00
Japanese Imari style Porcelain Kutani Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Figurine
Japanese Imari style Porcelain Kutani Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Figurine
$14.99
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CHRISTIES ORIENTAL CERAMICS WORKS OF ART
$14.99
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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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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko mike sakari pair H115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko mike sakari pair H115cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori pair H10cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori pair H10cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori pair H75cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori pair H75cm
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Sleeping cat KUTANI Hand Painted
Sleeping cat KUTANI Hand Painted
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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
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko white kiku mori right H135cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko white kiku mori right H135cm
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