Kutani

Kutani style porcelain (or Kutani ware) was first established in the region of Kanazawa in Japan, back in the early 1650's. The clay used to make the porcelain was discovered near to the small town of Kutani and a small kiln was created to fire pieces.

VINTAGE LARGE DECORATIVE JAPANESE VASES BY MASTER KUTANI ARTISANS PAIR
VINTAGE LARGE DECORATIVE JAPANESE VASES BY MASTER KUTANI ARTISANS PAIR
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Japanese vintage used book Japanese pottery guide vol8 Kutani ware 1958
Japanese vintage used book Japanese pottery guide vol8 Kutani ware 1958
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Vintage Asian Stemware Porcelain Goblets Signed Kutani Ware
Vintage Asian Stemware Porcelain Goblets Signed Kutani Ware
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Antique Kutani Porcelain Sake Cup Pair of Cranes Symbol of Longevity
Antique Kutani Porcelain Sake Cup Pair of Cranes Symbol of Longevity
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RARE Vintage Hand Painted 3piece 24 k Gold Kutani Bathroom set
RARE Vintage Hand Painted 3piece 24 k Gold Kutani Bathroom set
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Wedgwood KUTANI CRANE 3 Part Relish 788645
Wedgwood KUTANI CRANE 3 Part Relish 788645
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Heavy Gold Kutani China Porcelain Japanese Countryside Salt  Pepper Shaker Set
Heavy Gold Kutani China Porcelain Japanese Countryside Salt Pepper Shaker Set
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Vintage Kutani Kaga Porcelain Vase Signed Great Japan H 6
Vintage Kutani Kaga Porcelain Vase Signed Great Japan H 6
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Antique Japanese Tea cup set Kutani  Rare
Antique Japanese Tea cup set Kutani Rare
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VINTAGE JAPANESE KUTANI SWEET MEAT TRAY AMAZING DETAIL GOLD CRAINS EX BOWL
VINTAGE JAPANESE KUTANI SWEET MEAT TRAY AMAZING DETAIL GOLD CRAINS EX BOWL
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HAYASI KUTANI LANDSCAPE DEMITASSE SET CUP WITH GEISHA LITHOPHANE AND SAUCER
HAYASI KUTANI LANDSCAPE DEMITASSE SET CUP WITH GEISHA LITHOPHANE AND SAUCER
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Japanese Buddhist statue of Hotei porcelain brand Kutani Deity Ornate Buddha
Japanese Buddhist statue of Hotei porcelain brand Kutani Deity Ornate Buddha
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Beautiful Antique Japanese Imperial Kutani Ginger Jar
Beautiful Antique Japanese Imperial Kutani Ginger Jar
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Beautiful Antique Japanese Imperial Kutani Plate
Beautiful Antique Japanese Imperial Kutani Plate
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Vintage Hayasi Kutani China Set Service for 10
Vintage Hayasi Kutani China Set Service for 10
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Beautiful Antique Japanese Imperial Kutani Round Covered Trinket Box
Beautiful Antique Japanese Imperial Kutani Round Covered Trinket Box
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KUTANI CRANE WEDGEWOOD CHINA 11 OVAL VEGETABLE BOWL MINT CONDITION
KUTANI CRANE WEDGEWOOD CHINA 11 OVAL VEGETABLE BOWL MINT CONDITION
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Japanese MORIAGE Kutani Kannon KWAN GUAN YIN Celadon Buddha Zen Statue Art 2
Japanese MORIAGE Kutani Kannon KWAN GUAN YIN Celadon Buddha Zen Statue Art 2
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Kutani Yaki Porcelain Incense Burner Butsudan Buddha Japanese Beautiful
Kutani Yaki Porcelain Incense Burner Butsudan Buddha Japanese Beautiful
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Vintge KUTANI White Beading Porcelain Japan Brown 4 1 2h Individual Sake Bottle
Vintge KUTANI White Beading Porcelain Japan Brown 4 1 2h Individual Sake Bottle
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CHARMING EARLY MID CENTURY JAPANESE KUTANI BOWL RAISED MOTIF
CHARMING EARLY MID CENTURY JAPANESE KUTANI BOWL RAISED MOTIF
$179.00
Antique KUTANI Plate Meiji Period 8 Character Mark Japanese Lotus Phoenix Sea
Antique KUTANI Plate Meiji Period 8 Character Mark Japanese Lotus Phoenix Sea
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COBALT BLUE FLOWER CART KUTANI TEAPOT W 3 CUPS BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED
COBALT BLUE FLOWER CART KUTANI TEAPOT W 3 CUPS BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED
$14.95
Japanese Buddha KUTANI Celadon Kannon Zen Dragon Moriage Netsuke Okimono Statue
Japanese Buddha KUTANI Celadon Kannon Zen Dragon Moriage Netsuke Okimono Statue
$950.00
KUTANI Porcelain Covered Potpourri Jar c 1900
KUTANI Porcelain Covered Potpourri Jar c 1900
$275.00
KUTANI Vintage Bud Vases 2 Blue Floral Wagon 4  Fast Free Shipping
KUTANI Vintage Bud Vases 2 Blue Floral Wagon 4 Fast Free Shipping
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Kutani Gold Red Crane Vase Vintage Porcelain Ginger Jar 45x5
Kutani Gold Red Crane Vase Vintage Porcelain Ginger Jar 45x5
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Beautiful Large Kutani Japanese Oval Porcelain Platter Gold and Whit
Beautiful Large Kutani Japanese Oval Porcelain Platter Gold and Whit
$34.99
Japanese KUTANI Moriage Maneki Neko Lucky FENG SHUI Cat Okimono Netsuke 9
Japanese KUTANI Moriage Maneki Neko Lucky FENG SHUI Cat Okimono Netsuke 9
$380.00
REDUCED PRICE Old Japanese Kutani Imari Arita Porcelain Fish Platter and plates
REDUCED PRICE Old Japanese Kutani Imari Arita Porcelain Fish Platter and plates
$390.00
Very Special 1800s Japanese Bowl by Dia Nippon Kutani Zo
Very Special 1800s Japanese Bowl by Dia Nippon Kutani Zo
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KUTANI CAT FAMILY MADE IN JAPAN VINTAGE ANTIQUE LOT OF 4
KUTANI CAT FAMILY MADE IN JAPAN VINTAGE ANTIQUE LOT OF 4
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KUTANI JAPANESE COBALT BLUE VASE TRIMMED IN GOLD W A FLOWER WAGON ON THE FRONT
KUTANI JAPANESE COBALT BLUE VASE TRIMMED IN GOLD W A FLOWER WAGON ON THE FRONT
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Wedgwood Bone China England KUTANI CRANE Jewlery Plate Ashtray Trinket Holder
Wedgwood Bone China England KUTANI CRANE Jewlery Plate Ashtray Trinket Holder
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Japanese Vintage Kutani Dinnerware Set
Japanese Vintage Kutani Dinnerware Set
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Japanese Kutani Translucent Egg Shell Porcelain Tea Set Mt fuji Water Wheel 15pc
Japanese Kutani Translucent Egg Shell Porcelain Tea Set Mt fuji Water Wheel 15pc
$39.00
Japanese Kutani CPO 6 Vase 1940s Crysanthimum Pattern
Japanese Kutani CPO 6 Vase 1940s Crysanthimum Pattern
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Kutani Japanese porcelain Cup Meiji Set
Kutani Japanese porcelain Cup Meiji Set
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6384 Japanese Kutani Porcelain temple vase Meiji Period 19th century H 60 cm
6384 Japanese Kutani Porcelain temple vase Meiji Period 19th century H 60 cm
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Beautiful 11 pc Antique Hand Painted Japanese Kutani Cup Saucer Set Sake or Egg
Beautiful 11 pc Antique Hand Painted Japanese Kutani Cup Saucer Set Sake or Egg
$210.00

The Kutani style produces pieces of pottery and porcelain that are finely made and are covered in images containing bold and rich colors. The images and patterns on the items show Japanese lifestyle, landscapes, plants and animals. In contrast to other Japanese pottery, a wide variety of colors were used, made from local pigments sourced from plants and minerals from the local areas.

The production halted around the early 18th century, when it is rumoured that supplies of the colors and the clay needed to make this kind of porcelain began to run out and become more scarce. The kilns were closed and no more Kutani ware was made in this area for over 100 years. In the 1820's, the kilns were opened again and the potters began to create pieces that would be exported all over the world from the nearby port of Arita.

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