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 Japanese KUTANI NEKO Sleeping Cat Hand Painted Porcelain Figure  Vase
Vintage Japanese KUTANI NEKO Sleeping Cat Hand Painted Porcelain Figure Vase
$15.00
RARE Vintage 50s Kutani Golden Whistling Chirping Sake Set dragons cat bird
RARE Vintage 50s Kutani Golden Whistling Chirping Sake Set dragons cat bird
$75.00
Kutani Yaki Ceramic 5 Piece Chopstick Rest Set Cat From Japan New
Kutani Yaki Ceramic 5 Piece Chopstick Rest Set Cat From Japan New
$58.00
Sugar Bowl Kutani Japan White Silver Scene Waterwheel Houses Mountain Platinum
Sugar Bowl Kutani Japan White Silver Scene Waterwheel Houses Mountain Platinum
$16.19
Antique Japanese Kutani Moriage Maneki Neko Beckoning Waving Cat Feng Shui Signd
Antique Japanese Kutani Moriage Maneki Neko Beckoning Waving Cat Feng Shui Signd
$395.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE 105 KUTANI SLEEPING CAT IN COBALT BLUE HIGHLY GOLD GILDED
ANTIQUE JAPANESE 105 KUTANI SLEEPING CAT IN COBALT BLUE HIGHLY GOLD GILDED
$120.00
RARE Japanese FUKUSUKE Kutani Moriage Maneki Neko Cat Statue Okimono netsuke 5
RARE Japanese FUKUSUKE Kutani Moriage Maneki Neko Cat Statue Okimono netsuke 5
$2,000.00
Japanese KUTANI Moriage Maneki Neko Cat Statue Okimono FENG SHUI Lucky God
Japanese KUTANI Moriage Maneki Neko Cat Statue Okimono FENG SHUI Lucky God
$3,200.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Red 2 go pair
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Red 2 go pair
$73.00
Vintage Signed Japanese Porcelain Kutani Lucky Cat Maneki Neko LK
Vintage Signed Japanese Porcelain Kutani Lucky Cat Maneki Neko LK
$41.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko Akamori negai H115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko Akamori negai H115cm
$115.00
KUTANI GOOD FRIEND LUCKY CAT WORMWOOD TORTOISESHELL 55 GO N77 01
KUTANI GOOD FRIEND LUCKY CAT WORMWOOD TORTOISESHELL 55 GO N77 01
$160.37
Vintage Kutani Sleeping Cat Japanese Figurine Porcelain Gold Gilded
Vintage Kutani Sleeping Cat Japanese Figurine Porcelain Gold Gilded
$25.00
Early 19th Century Qing Dynasty Very Rare Green Glaze Ceramic Opium Pillow
Early 19th Century Qing Dynasty Very Rare Green Glaze Ceramic Opium Pillow
$280.00
Vintage Japanese 95 Kutani Imari Hand Painted Ceramic Sleeping Cat Signed
Vintage Japanese 95 Kutani Imari Hand Painted Ceramic Sleeping Cat Signed
$35.00
LARGE 10 Vintage Japanese Porcelain Kutani Cat Neko Signed Rare Bank coin slot
LARGE 10 Vintage Japanese Porcelain Kutani Cat Neko Signed Rare Bank coin slot
$44.00
Vintage White Porcelain Japanese Kutani Imari Gold Gilded Sleeping Cat SIGNED
Vintage White Porcelain Japanese Kutani Imari Gold Gilded Sleeping Cat SIGNED
$24.00
Cat Sleeping Nemuri Neko Statue Japanese Kutani Moriage Artist Signed Maneki 10
Cat Sleeping Nemuri Neko Statue Japanese Kutani Moriage Artist Signed Maneki 10
$124.00
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 Andrea by Sadek large CAT sleeping cat hand painted Kutani style
vintage Andrea by Sadek large CAT sleeping cat hand painted Kutani style
$24.99
Antique Vintage Kutani Sleeping Cat Kitten
Antique Vintage Kutani Sleeping Cat Kitten
$80.00
Pur fect Tealightful Curio Cabinet Cats Shamrock Tea Cup Kitty Figurine Hamilton
Pur fect Tealightful Curio Cabinet Cats Shamrock Tea Cup Kitty Figurine Hamilton
$12.50
BEAUTIFUL Vintage LARGE HAND PAINTED Blue Kutani Cat Figurine Japan Satsuma
BEAUTIFUL Vintage LARGE HAND PAINTED Blue Kutani Cat Figurine Japan Satsuma
$165.00
Kutani ware Porcelain Japanese Lucky Cat Maneki Neko White set of 2
Kutani ware Porcelain Japanese Lucky Cat Maneki Neko White set of 2
$76.00
Vintage Porcelain Sleeping Cat Figuring Japan Imari Pattern HP No Reserve
Vintage Porcelain Sleeping Cat Figuring Japan Imari Pattern HP No Reserve
$9.99
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
$35.00
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
$15.00
Rare 19th CBlue  White Japanese Dragon Transferware Kutani 3 Footed Bowl  Lid
Rare 19th CBlue White Japanese Dragon Transferware Kutani 3 Footed Bowl Lid
$150.00
JAPANESE KUTANI SLEEPING CAT
JAPANESE KUTANI SLEEPING CAT
$325.00
Andrea by Sadek Blue and White Kutani Style Sleeping Cat Figurine
Andrea by Sadek Blue and White Kutani Style Sleeping Cat Figurine
$40.80
KUTANI STYLE SLEEPING CAT FIGURINE LARGE 12 LONG MADE IN CHINA
KUTANI STYLE SLEEPING CAT FIGURINE LARGE 12 LONG MADE IN CHINA
$29.99
ORIENTAL JAPANESE SMALL 55 INCHES KUTANI RECLINING CAT STATUE
ORIENTAL JAPANESE SMALL 55 INCHES KUTANI RECLINING CAT STATUE
$49.99
Antique Japanese Kutani Gold Gilded White Porcelain Sleeping Cat
Antique Japanese Kutani Gold Gilded White Porcelain Sleeping Cat
$119.99
Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Large Japanese Mid Century Old Imari Kutani
Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Large Japanese Mid Century Old Imari Kutani
$124.99
Antique Japanese Porcelain Kutani Cat Japan Rare Vintage Flowers Red
Antique Japanese Porcelain Kutani Cat Japan Rare Vintage Flowers Red
$65.00
Vintage Imari Shuho Ginger Jar Crysthanthemum Orange Gold Signed 7 Tall
Vintage Imari Shuho Ginger Jar Crysthanthemum Orange Gold Signed 7 Tall
$30.00
VINTAGE JAPANESE BANZANB KUTANI Cat NEMURI NEKO FIGURINE 1025H SIGNED
VINTAGE JAPANESE BANZANB KUTANI Cat NEMURI NEKO FIGURINE 1025H SIGNED
$199.88
Mid Century Kutani Imari Maneki Neko Beckoning Cat Rare Takahashi Made in Japan
Mid Century Kutani Imari Maneki Neko Beckoning Cat Rare Takahashi Made in Japan
$149.99
Kutani Porcelain cats
Kutani Porcelain cats
$300.00
Vintage Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cat White Porcelain Gold marked FOREIGN
Vintage Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cat White Porcelain Gold marked FOREIGN
$7.00

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:

Vintage Japanese kutani moriage waving cat figurine
Vintage Japanese kutani moriage waving cat figurine
$399.00
Antique Vintage Kutani Sleeping Cat Kitten
Antique Vintage Kutani Sleeping Cat Kitten
$80.00
Japanese Meiji Kutani Satsuma Porcelain Cat
Japanese Meiji Kutani Satsuma Porcelain Cat
$300.00
SUPERB Imari Kutani Japanese Porcelain SLEEPING CAT NEMURI NIKO Hand Painted
SUPERB Imari Kutani Japanese Porcelain SLEEPING CAT NEMURI NIKO Hand Painted
$329.99
Kutani Ware Lucky Cat  Calico Cat  Made in Japan
Kutani Ware Lucky Cat Calico Cat Made in Japan
$100.00
Cat Large Japanese Mid Century Porcelain Imari Kutani Nemuri Neko BUTTERFLIES
Cat Large Japanese Mid Century Porcelain Imari Kutani Nemuri Neko BUTTERFLIES
$55.00
Vintage Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cat White Porcelain Gold marked FOREIGN
Vintage Japanese Kutani Sleeping Cat White Porcelain Gold marked FOREIGN
$7.00
Kutani Porcelain cats
Kutani Porcelain cats
$300.00
Japanese Kutani sleeping cat figurine
Japanese Kutani sleeping cat figurine
$125.00
Kutani Yaki Porcelain 55 Pair of Santa Claus Maneki Neko
Kutani Yaki Porcelain 55 Pair of Santa Claus Maneki Neko
$169.99
Vintage Imari Shuho Ginger Jar Crysthanthemum Orange Gold Signed 7 Tall
Vintage Imari Shuho Ginger Jar Crysthanthemum Orange Gold Signed 7 Tall
$30.00
Gem Old Signed Kutani Sleeping Cat With Marks Maneki Neko
Gem Old Signed Kutani Sleeping Cat With Marks Maneki Neko
$125.00
Japanese Banzan Kutani Moriage Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Figure Signed Large 10
Japanese Banzan Kutani Moriage Sleeping Cat Nemuri Neko Figure Signed Large 10
$225.00
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
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain yellow ryote H 115cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain yellow ryote H 115cm
$93.00
ORIENTAL JAPANESE SMALL 55 INCHES KUTANI RECLINING CAT STATUE
ORIENTAL JAPANESE SMALL 55 INCHES KUTANI RECLINING CAT STATUE
$49.99
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
Vintage Japanese Sleeping Cat Gold Gilt Kutani Blue Ceramic 5Hx1025Wx7in
Vintage Japanese Sleeping Cat Gold Gilt Kutani Blue Ceramic 5Hx1025Wx7in
$175.00
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
Kikusen Kutani 91 Marked Porcelain Tiger Lion Cat Statue Figurine Figure Japan
Kikusen Kutani 91 Marked Porcelain Tiger Lion Cat Statue Figurine Figure Japan
$120.00
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
$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
$35.00
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 Welcome CAT maneki nekko Sleeping Cat porcelain 95 marks
old Estate Japanese Welcome CAT maneki nekko Sleeping Cat porcelain 95 marks
$150.00
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
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Banzai yellow H 105cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Banzai yellow H 105cm
$77.00
Vintage Signed Japanese Porcelain Kutani Lucky Cat Maneki Neko LK
Vintage Signed Japanese Porcelain Kutani Lucky Cat Maneki Neko LK
$41.00
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 Black 2
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Black 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 Red 2
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Red 2
$36.00
LARGE HAND PAINTED KUTANI PORCELAIN SLEEPING CAT EXCELLENT
LARGE HAND PAINTED KUTANI PORCELAIN SLEEPING CAT EXCELLENT
$79.00
LARGE Antique Japanese KUTANI Porcelain Sleeping CAT Beauty 9
LARGE Antique Japanese KUTANI Porcelain Sleeping CAT Beauty 9
$100.00
vintage Andrea by Sadek large CAT sleeping cat hand painted Kutani style
vintage Andrea by Sadek large CAT sleeping cat hand painted Kutani style
$24.99
VINTAGE KUTANI SMALL JAPANESE CAT SIGNED BY ARTIST
VINTAGE KUTANI SMALL JAPANESE CAT SIGNED BY ARTIST
$75.00
Vintage Kutani Porcelain Nemuri Neko Sleeping Cat Figurine Made in Japan
Vintage Kutani Porcelain Nemuri Neko Sleeping Cat Figurine Made in Japan
$74.80
ANTIQUE MINI JAPANESE IMARI KUTANI SLEEPING CAT 3 1 2 LONG
ANTIQUE MINI JAPANESE IMARI KUTANI SLEEPING CAT 3 1 2 LONG
$75.00
RARE Vintage 50s Kutani Golden Whistling Chirping Sake Set dragons cat bird
RARE Vintage 50s Kutani Golden Whistling Chirping Sake Set dragons cat bird
$75.00
Mid Century Kutani Porcelain Japanese Sleeping Cat Moriage Hand Painted
Mid Century Kutani Porcelain Japanese Sleeping Cat Moriage Hand Painted
$174.99
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Fukusuke sakari
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Fukusuke sakari
$202.00

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