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    Posted 11 years ago

    CuevasE
    (21 items)

    This cat is so beautiful; gold embroided
    Can some one tell me if this is chineess or japaneess?

    I want to know more about it.

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    1. Laura, 11 years ago
      It's a Japanese Kutani Cat.
    2. Eliezer, 11 years ago
      Thank you Laura, can you share more information about it. Do you know how can I get an estimated value?
    3. Laura, 11 years ago
      Look on ebay at Kutani cat, just put this in the search and you can get a pretty good idea of value. Some of the older ones are worth a lot of money, I have one with a similar pattern and I believe it's probably worth around 100.00. I dont believe that this one or mine either for that matter is one of the older ones so not worth a great deal of money. I believe Kutani refers to a region in Japan where there were a lot of potteries that did really good work. Laura
    4. CuevasE, 11 years ago
      Thank you Laura.
    5. CuevasE, 11 years ago
      Does any one knows about the numbers and letters on the buttom of the Kutani cat?
    6. lisaatlarge, 10 years ago
      In my humble opinion this is a Chinese reproduction of the Japanese Kutani export cats, made in the late Victorian era to adorn pianos and other large surfaces in the home.

      The Kutani cats were white and much plainer in motifs with a few gold highlights and a colored ribbon at the neck. You will find many Chinese reproduction from the mid-20th century (on Ebay), in all kinds of colors, and dense enamel decorations.

      I owned a pretty blue one for a while. Of course value is quite different between Kutani cats antiques and their more recent Chinese counterparts.
    7. CuevasE, 10 years ago
      Thank you lisaatlarge for sharing your infomation

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