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 Maneki Neko flower arabesque K3 1734 Kutani Porcelain Japan
Japanese Lucky cat Maneki Neko flower arabesque K3 1734 Kutani Porcelain Japan
$98.56
Large Turquoise Kutani Cat Figurine 5 Long Sleeping Kitten Japanese Figurine
Large Turquoise Kutani Cat Figurine 5 Long Sleeping Kitten Japanese Figurine
$39.00
Wonderful Japanese Kutani Rare Calico Cat Lustre  Black Red Ribbon
Wonderful Japanese Kutani Rare Calico Cat Lustre Black Red Ribbon
$24.50
WANG YANI CHINESE PAINTING Famous Child Prodigy 1980s Watercolor of Monkeys
WANG YANI CHINESE PAINTING Famous Child Prodigy 1980s Watercolor of Monkeys
$5,000.00
Vintage Japanese Kutani Porcelain Sleeping Cat 10 41667
Vintage Japanese Kutani Porcelain Sleeping Cat 10 41667
$39.99
Japanese Porcelain Hand painted Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Old Imari Kutani
Japanese Porcelain Hand painted Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Old Imari Kutani
$179.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Fukusuke sakari
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Fukusuke sakari
$202.00
Mid Century Kutani Porcelain Japanese Sleeping Cat Moriage Hand Painted
Mid Century Kutani Porcelain Japanese Sleeping Cat Moriage Hand Painted
$174.99
Japanese pair Maneki Neko Lucky Santa cats Kutani ceramic
Japanese pair Maneki Neko Lucky Santa cats Kutani ceramic
$41.89
Vintage Kutani Porcelain Nemuri Neko Sleeping Cat Figurine Made in Japan
Vintage Kutani Porcelain Nemuri Neko Sleeping Cat Figurine Made in Japan
$74.80
VINTAGE KUTANI SMALL JAPANESE CAT SIGNED BY ARTIST
VINTAGE KUTANI SMALL JAPANESE CAT SIGNED BY ARTIST
$75.00
Kutani Sleeping Cat Japan
Kutani Sleeping Cat Japan
$39.95
Made in Japan Lucky Cat 10 Kutani Yaki Porcelain Maneki Neko Mi ke
Made in Japan Lucky Cat 10 Kutani Yaki Porcelain Maneki Neko Mi ke
$185.00
Magnificent Large Japanese Porcelain Kutani Cat Satsuma SIGNED c 1900
Magnificent Large Japanese Porcelain Kutani Cat Satsuma SIGNED c 1900
$115.50
LARGE HAND PAINTED KUTANI PORCELAIN SLEEPING CAT EXCELLENT
LARGE HAND PAINTED KUTANI PORCELAIN SLEEPING CAT EXCELLENT
$79.00
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 work type
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko work type
$43.00
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 Maneki Neko Kinsai set of 2
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Kinsai set of 2
$123.00
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 yaki ware Porcelain Banzai yellow H 105cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Banzai yellow H 105cm
$77.00
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Cat Meiji Period
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Cat Meiji Period
$695.00
old Estate Japanese Welcome CAT maneki nekko Sleeping Cat porcelain 95 marks
old Estate Japanese Welcome CAT maneki nekko Sleeping Cat porcelain 95 marks
$150.00
Vintage Imari Kutani Porcelain Sleeping Cat Gold Accent HAND PAINTED
Vintage Imari Kutani Porcelain Sleeping Cat Gold Accent HAND PAINTED
$49.99
Kikusen Kutani 91 Marked Porcelain Tiger Lion Cat Statue Figurine Figure Japan
Kikusen Kutani 91 Marked Porcelain Tiger Lion Cat Statue Figurine Figure Japan
$90.00
Made in Japan Sleeping Cat Kutani Porcelain 31 Nemuri Neko Red Mori
Made in Japan Sleeping Cat Kutani Porcelain 31 Nemuri Neko Red Mori
$35.95
Kutani Ware Maneki Neko 394 OdorinekoDancing Cat
Kutani Ware Maneki Neko 394 OdorinekoDancing Cat
$38.50
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
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
$147.99
Kutani cat 5 japan
Kutani cat 5 japan
$70.00
Kutani Ware 55 Lucky Cat Shiyusai Maneki Neko
Kutani Ware 55 Lucky Cat Shiyusai Maneki Neko
$76.50
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
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
Kutani Ware 264 Mike Calico Cat Right hand Maneki Neko
Kutani Ware 264 Mike Calico Cat Right hand Maneki Neko
$22.95
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
Kutani Yaki Ware 2 Pair Maneki Neko Lucky Cat White Porcelain Pottery Figurine
Kutani Yaki Ware 2 Pair Maneki Neko Lucky Cat White Porcelain Pottery Figurine
$69.00
Kutani Yaki Ware 28 Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Porcelain Pottery Figurine polka dot
Kutani Yaki Ware 28 Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Porcelain Pottery Figurine polka dot
$58.00
Kutani Yaki Ware 3 Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Yellow Porcelain Pottery Figurine
Kutani Yaki Ware 3 Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Yellow Porcelain Pottery Figurine
$65.00

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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Vintage OMC Japanese Blanc De Chine White Kutani Style Porcelain Sleeping Cat
Vintage OMC Japanese Blanc De Chine White Kutani Style Porcelain Sleeping Cat
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Vintage Kutani Moriage Cat Statue
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Cat Large Japanese Mid Century Porcelain Imari Kutani Nemuri Neko BUTTERFLIES
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c1800 Rare Ko Kutani Hand Painted Scenic Bowl Blue Green Yellow Purple Red
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ANTIQUE MINI JAPANESE IMARI KUTANI SLEEPING CAT 3 1 2 LONG
ANTIQUE MINI JAPANESE IMARI KUTANI SLEEPING CAT 3 1 2 LONG
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko nigo siro sakari pair
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Antique Vintage Large Porcelain Japanese KUTANI Gold HANDPAINTED Sleeping Cat
Antique Vintage Large Porcelain Japanese KUTANI Gold HANDPAINTED Sleeping Cat
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Antique Vintage Large Porcelain Japanese KUTANI Gold HANDPAINTED Sleeping Cat
Antique Vintage Large Porcelain Japanese KUTANI Gold HANDPAINTED Sleeping Cat
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Antique Vintage Large White Porcelain Japanese Kutani Gold Gilded Sleeping Cat
Antique Vintage Large White Porcelain Japanese Kutani Gold Gilded Sleeping Cat
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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 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 Porcelain Maneki Neko fukusuke ojigi H135cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fukusuke ojigi H135cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Kenaga mike H 115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Kenaga mike H 115cm
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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 yokoso H245cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko fukusuke yokoso H245cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko koban kin mike H255cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko koban kin mike H255cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko mikeneko H275cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko mikeneko H275cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori hai H30cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori hai H30cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow fuku mori H27cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yellow fuku mori H27cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko sai mori H27cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko sai mori H27cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori kiwami H37cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko red mori kiwami H37cm
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko set of 7
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko set of 7
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Hand Painted Japanese Nemuri Neko Imari Kutani White Gold Sleeping Cat Figure 6
Hand Painted Japanese Nemuri Neko Imari Kutani White Gold Sleeping Cat Figure 6
$15.00
Hand Painted Japanese Nemuri Neko Imari Kutani White Gold Sleeping Cat Figure 6
Hand Painted Japanese Nemuri Neko Imari Kutani White Gold Sleeping Cat Figure 6
$30.00
Made in Japan Kutani Porcelain Sleeping Cat Figurine Hand Painted  Signed Label
Made in Japan Kutani Porcelain Sleeping Cat Figurine Hand Painted Signed Label
$34.99
WANG YANI CHINESE PAINTING Famous Child Prodigy 1980s Watercolor of Monkeys
WANG YANI CHINESE PAINTING Famous Child Prodigy 1980s Watercolor of Monkeys
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Vintage Porcelain Sleeping Cat Figuring Japan Imari Pattern HP No Reserve
Vintage Porcelain Sleeping Cat Figuring Japan Imari Pattern HP No Reserve
$9.99
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
$220.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yomogi cat hold fish H115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko yomogi cat hold fish H115cm
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Maneki Neko Japanese Satsuma Moriage Kutani Waving Cat 10 Signed RARE
Maneki Neko Japanese Satsuma Moriage Kutani Waving Cat 10 Signed RARE
$499.00
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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Kutani Porcelain cats
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Kutani cat 5 japan
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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
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko oval gold coingavel H18cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko oval gold coingavel H18cm
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Purrfectly Tealightful Curio Cabinet Cats Tea Cup Saucer Kitty Figurine Hamilton
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Magnificent Large Japanese Porcelain Kutani Cat Satsuma SIGNED c 1900
Magnificent Large Japanese Porcelain Kutani Cat Satsuma SIGNED c 1900
$115.50
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Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko mike sakari pair H115cm
$147.00
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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Vintage Japanese Kutani Porcelain Sleeping Cat 10 41667
Vintage Japanese Kutani Porcelain Sleeping Cat 10 41667
$39.99

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