Contemporary Japanese Gilded Orange Handpainted Kutani Porcelain Beckoning Cat For Sale
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Contemporary Japanese Gilded Orange Handpainted Kutani Porcelain Beckoning Cat

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Charming beckoning cat with left paw raised is a gilded and hand painted porcelain piece from the Kutani region of Japan. The beckoning cat comes in two varieties. The more common right-handed beckoning cat (with right paw raised) is said to bring money and wealth to its owner, and are to this day frequently seen in shops and restaurants in Japan. The less common left-handed cat is said to be inviting friends and acquaintances to hearth and home. While the origins of the Japanese beckoning cat (known as maneki neko (in Japanese) are unclear, contemporary woodblock prints show they were being widely sold as good luck charms by the 1850s. The cat is adorned with golden medallions and wears a red kerchief with a knotted amulet in the back and two bells on the side. The black and orange and gold patterns set against a pure white background identify this as a Kutani piece, as do the perked ears turned outward. Dimensions: H 10.75 in W 5.5 in D 6.5 in.  

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    Limited Edition
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    Available Now
  • Place of Origin
  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions
    H 10.5 in. x W 5.5 in. x D 6.5 in.H 26.67 cm x W 13.97 cm x D 16.51 cm
  • Seller Location
    Vancouver, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU2771313707261
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As a premiere resource for the finest contemporary hand-painted porcelain of Japan, Exquisite Classics takes pride in presenting the work of leading contemporary artists who are carrying forward Japan’s rich porcelain heritage. With an uncompromising dedication to excellence and the highest artistic standards, Exquisite Classics showcases a carefully curated collection of unique and exceptional porcelain pieces, crafted and hand-painted by Japan’s highly acclaimed master porcelain artists and “Living National Treasures.” These artists' work have found homes in many exceptional settings, including Japan’s Imperial Household and National Guest House, and in royal palaces in various parts of the world.

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