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Japanese Pottery141 of 1275Attic find: Japanese Minoyaki Shino Ware neriagede sake cupRectangular porcelain Japanese tray
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    Posted 1 year ago

    kwqd
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    This Kutani porcelain cat is 5.5" long x 3.5" wide x 2.5" high and has the generic Kutani mark and "Handpainted" on the bottom. This is the generic Kutani sleeping cat, white with a moderate amount of gold decoration and a red collar with bells. Some have the Kutani kiln mark, like this one, and some are just marked "Made in Japan". Many have a paper or cardboard covering the bottom. I am guessing that these sleeping cats are still being made, most probably date to the second half of the 20th century and there are probably thousands floating around made by various Kutani kilns. For some reason people want silly money for these starting somewhere around $50 up to $200 for about the same thing. I am a cat person and wanted one, but I have too much Scot blood to pay the going price for one and finally found a nice one for $8. Cool!

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      Super sleeping cat, what an adorable face!
    2. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      Very cat. Slightly smug even!!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      @Newfld - Thanks Jenni. I've never seen a non-adorable cat face, real or an image.

      @racer4four - Yup. She's the Queen of the World and she knows it.

      Thanks for loving my Kutani cat Hoot60, Vynil33rpm, AnythingObscure, Karen, Ben, dav2no1, Jenni and aura!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thank you fortapache!
    5. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 1 year ago
      Her face! She's so sweet! I adore her pose :D
    6. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      @LaurenRedmond - Thanks! She is a toothache, alright. Too sweet!

      Thanks for loving my Kutani cat Thomas, LaurenRedmond and fortapache!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thank you Kevin and Manikin!
    8. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thank you geebee57!
    9. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 1 year ago
      This beautiful cat looks so content, sleeping away the day, as real cats do.
      I know I have one :)
    10. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for your comment and loving my little cat. Cats are my favorite animal. I need to re-photograph this one. I washed it and it shines, now. It was a bit grungy, which I did not realize until after washing it.

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