Antique Kutani

Collecting and owning old and original pieces such as Japanese porcelain can be very pleasurable and lucrative. There are many items of antique Kutani porcelain that can be collected and it is also quite easy to identify them too. For the most part, Kutani (and most Japanese pottery and porcelain) was made in the towns where it had originated, also giving the name to the style. After people from the western world came and discovered this pottery, it was exported from Japan to all over the world.

Kutani ware tea pot haneusagi rabbit Matcha Green Tea Japanese 360ml
Kutani ware tea pot haneusagi rabbit Matcha Green Tea Japanese 360ml
$48.00
LARGE 16 KUTANI CHARGER SIGNED AND MARKED C1880 CALLIGRAPHY
LARGE 16 KUTANI CHARGER SIGNED AND MARKED C1880 CALLIGRAPHY
$288.80
Outstanding Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Hand Painted Tea Set Lot Marked
Outstanding Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Hand Painted Tea Set Lot Marked
$195.00
LG SIGNED 6 MARK KUTANI PUNCH BOWL C1870 W CARVED BASE
LG SIGNED 6 MARK KUTANI PUNCH BOWL C1870 W CARVED BASE
$388.80
Japanese Imperial Kutani Porcelain Antique Teapot Hand Painted Pheasants Flowers
Japanese Imperial Kutani Porcelain Antique Teapot Hand Painted Pheasants Flowers
$12.99
KUTANI YAKI Porcelain Bowl Chawan Kinpaku Kouyou Green Tea Cup Japan NEW
KUTANI YAKI Porcelain Bowl Chawan Kinpaku Kouyou Green Tea Cup Japan NEW
$184.00
KUTANI YAKI Porcelain Bowl Chawan AOCHIBU Green Tea Cup Japan NEW
KUTANI YAKI Porcelain Bowl Chawan AOCHIBU Green Tea Cup Japan NEW
$97.00
KUTANI YAKI Bowl Chawan Kinsaisanchaka Green Tea Cup Japan NEW Free Shipping
KUTANI YAKI Bowl Chawan Kinsaisanchaka Green Tea Cup Japan NEW Free Shipping
$198.00
KUTANI YAKI Porcelain Bowl Chawan KINPAKUBAI Green Tea Cup Japan NEW
KUTANI YAKI Porcelain Bowl Chawan KINPAKUBAI Green Tea Cup Japan NEW
$99.00
KUTANI YAKI Porcelain Rice Bowl Chawan USAGI Rabbit Green Tea Cup JapanNEW
KUTANI YAKI Porcelain Rice Bowl Chawan USAGI Rabbit Green Tea Cup JapanNEW
$79.00
KUTANI YAKI Porcelain Bowl Chawan KAWASEMI Green Tea Cup Japan NEW
KUTANI YAKI Porcelain Bowl Chawan KAWASEMI Green Tea Cup Japan NEW
$148.00
KUTANI YAKI Porcelain Bowl SAKURA Cherry Blossoms Green Tea Cup Japan NEW
KUTANI YAKI Porcelain Bowl SAKURA Cherry Blossoms Green Tea Cup Japan NEW
$128.00
KUTANI YAKI Bowl Honkin Hanazume from Taiga Green Tea Cup Japan EMS Free shipp
KUTANI YAKI Bowl Honkin Hanazume from Taiga Green Tea Cup Japan EMS Free shipp
$229.00
KUTANI YAKI Porcelain Bowl Chawan KOUHAKUSAKURA Green Tea Cup JapanNEW
KUTANI YAKI Porcelain Bowl Chawan KOUHAKUSAKURA Green Tea Cup JapanNEW
$157.00
Antique Satsuma Kutani Japanese Pottery Cup  Saucer Trio Million Flowers NR
Antique Satsuma Kutani Japanese Pottery Cup Saucer Trio Million Flowers NR
$99.00
Large Vintage Japanese Kutani Studio Signed Art Pottery Iris Vase
Large Vintage Japanese Kutani Studio Signed Art Pottery Iris Vase
$156.00
Vintage Japanese Kutani yakiware Ceremony Tea Bowl Matcha Green Tea
Vintage Japanese Kutani yakiware Ceremony Tea Bowl Matcha Green Tea
$150.00
KUTANI SAKE CUPS
KUTANI SAKE CUPS
$15.99
GINGER JAR
GINGER JAR
$0.99
Kutani Takahashi Japanese Hand Painted Set Of Two Plates And Cups
Kutani Takahashi Japanese Hand Painted Set Of Two Plates And Cups
$21.00
Antique Kutani Buddha Moriage Hotei Statue Figure Circa 1900s 10 1 2 Tall
Antique Kutani Buddha Moriage Hotei Statue Figure Circa 1900s 10 1 2 Tall
$139.99
HANDPAINTED VINTAGE KUTANI JAPANESE PORCELAIN SAKE CUPS  SET OF 9
HANDPAINTED VINTAGE KUTANI JAPANESE PORCELAIN SAKE CUPS SET OF 9
$19.99
VINTAGE Japan Kutani pottery Shi Shi Foo Dog Statue
VINTAGE Japan Kutani pottery Shi Shi Foo Dog Statue
$45.00
Kutani Seiyo Old Kutani 1654 1663 Reproduction Hand Painted Wall Plaque
Kutani Seiyo Old Kutani 1654 1663 Reproduction Hand Painted Wall Plaque
$2.00
ANTIQUE EARLY 20C JAPANESE PORCELAIN BOWLKUTANI MOTIFS WITH BIRDS ON TREE 95D
ANTIQUE EARLY 20C JAPANESE PORCELAIN BOWLKUTANI MOTIFS WITH BIRDS ON TREE 95D
$175.00
MARKED Fuku JAPANESE EDO PERIOD KUTANI PLATE 9 3 4
MARKED Fuku JAPANESE EDO PERIOD KUTANI PLATE 9 3 4
$550.00
ANTIQUE EARLY 20C JAPANESE PORCELAIN VASEKUTANI MOTIFS WITH BIRDSLONG NECK
ANTIQUE EARLY 20C JAPANESE PORCELAIN VASEKUTANI MOTIFS WITH BIRDSLONG NECK
$265.00
Antique Early 20c Pair Kutani People in Landscape Porcelain Chargers
Antique Early 20c Pair Kutani People in Landscape Porcelain Chargers
$249.99
SIGNED Antique Japanese KUTANI Porcelain PLATE Immortals Figures Men  Dragon
SIGNED Antique Japanese KUTANI Porcelain PLATE Immortals Figures Men Dragon
$99.99
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Covered Round Tea Cup with lid
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Covered Round Tea Cup with lid
$24.95
ANTIQUE CHINESE MING DYNASTY DISH Zhangzhou Blue  White Swatow Ware Plate Bowl
ANTIQUE CHINESE MING DYNASTY DISH Zhangzhou Blue White Swatow Ware Plate Bowl
$250.00
Antique Japanese Porcelain Woman Geisha Bird Pond Figurine Statue Kimono Attire
Antique Japanese Porcelain Woman Geisha Bird Pond Figurine Statue Kimono Attire
$300.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BLUE  WHITE IMARI COVERED BOWL Porcelain Edo Arita Sometsuke
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BLUE WHITE IMARI COVERED BOWL Porcelain Edo Arita Sometsuke
$210.00
Japanese antique Kutani porcelain vase Meiji period 1868  1912
Japanese antique Kutani porcelain vase Meiji period 1868 1912
$600.00
ANTIQUE KUTANI TEA SET JAPANESE HAND PAINTED RARE FINE ART 21 PIECES
ANTIQUE KUTANI TEA SET JAPANESE HAND PAINTED RARE FINE ART 21 PIECES
$129.98
Japanese Antique Kutani Porcelain Vase c1890 1990
Japanese Antique Kutani Porcelain Vase c1890 1990
$320.00
Kutani 72 piece Antique Porcelain China set Family Heirloom
Kutani 72 piece Antique Porcelain China set Family Heirloom
$250.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HAND CARVED WOOD DAIKOKU STATUE 19th Century Mingei Carving
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HAND CARVED WOOD DAIKOKU STATUE 19th Century Mingei Carving
$400.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE KORO Edo Meiji Incense Censer Reticulated Dragon Lid
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE KORO Edo Meiji Incense Censer Reticulated Dragon Lid
$395.00
Japanese KUTANI Vase by SETO artist signed
Japanese KUTANI Vase by SETO artist signed
$349.00

This was great for the potters making these vases and pieces as they could get continuous work which was shipping out regularly. However, countries such as China also began to copy these styles and create their own items which were cheaper to make. These items were still marked as "Kutani" but it was written in English, rather than with Japanese kanji.

So to help you identify a proper piece of antique kutani ware, look at the marking on the bottom. If it is in English, then it could be old - but certainly not original.

Markings can be in almost any color, with red dominating Kutani, but black on green, and gold on red are common also. The mark can be incised, impressed, underglaze, over glaze, or in magic marker. They can be centered, off center, in a circle, in a square, in a double square, in a rectangle, stand alone, and can appear on the reverse or the front of a piece, or in both places simultaneously. The mark might be a place, a name of a person, artist, potter, a shop, a kiln, some marks are pictures and not words, or none of the above. The number of ways that 'Kutani' can be written, legibly and illegibly, will cause your calculator to go into scientific notation.

Source: http://gotheborg.com/marks/kutani.shtml

Recent items sold through this site:

Japanese kutani sametsuke hundred faces plate scholars Edo period underglaze 85
Japanese kutani sametsuke hundred faces plate scholars Edo period underglaze 85
$25.95
Mini Japanese Kutani Temple Jar Fighting Scene Hand Painted
Mini Japanese Kutani Temple Jar Fighting Scene Hand Painted
£1.69
Two C1800 Vintage Rare Japanese Kutani Yaki Export Plates Hisatomi Masatsune
Two C1800 Vintage Rare Japanese Kutani Yaki Export Plates Hisatomi Masatsune
$150.00
A Set of Four Japanese Kutani Bowls Sake Koi Decoration
A Set of Four Japanese Kutani Bowls Sake Koi Decoration
£110.77
Signed Japanese Kutani Satsuma Covered Tea Cups
Signed Japanese Kutani Satsuma Covered Tea Cups
$9.99
sake bottle japanese antique antique ceramic ware vase
sake bottle japanese antique antique ceramic ware vase
$12.00
TREASURE OLD FINE PORCELAIN KUTANI EDO PHOENIX VASE GORD BEAUT
TREASURE OLD FINE PORCELAIN KUTANI EDO PHOENIX VASE GORD BEAUT
$2,275.00
KUTANI WHISTLING BIRD SAKE SET HAND PAINTED PORCELAIN FROM PRE WAR JAPAN
KUTANI WHISTLING BIRD SAKE SET HAND PAINTED PORCELAIN FROM PRE WAR JAPAN
$59.95
ANTIQUE CHINESE GOUACHE PAINTING School of Spoilum 1700s Early 1800s Qing
ANTIQUE CHINESE GOUACHE PAINTING School of Spoilum 1700s Early 1800s Qing
$40,000.00
FINE ANTIQUE JAPANESE KANNON STATUE LARGE AND BEAUTIFUL KUTANI
FINE ANTIQUE JAPANESE KANNON STATUE LARGE AND BEAUTIFUL KUTANI
$2,500.00
SPECTACULAR ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA DISH Meiji Period Plate 1800s Signed
SPECTACULAR ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA DISH Meiji Period Plate 1800s Signed
$4,800.00
Japanese old Kutani ware Sake cup 8set w sign nice hand painting 2814
Japanese old Kutani ware Sake cup 8set w sign nice hand painting 2814
$24.99
Japanese Kutani ware Fuchin w sign weight for hanging scroll flower 2802
Japanese Kutani ware Fuchin w sign weight for hanging scroll flower 2802
$24.99
Japanese vintage Kutani ware vase w sign very nice hand painting bamboo 2804
Japanese vintage Kutani ware vase w sign very nice hand painting bamboo 2804
$24.99
ANTIQUE JAPANESE SHIP CAPTAINS CHEST Edo Period Funa Dansu 1700s Tansu
ANTIQUE JAPANESE SHIP CAPTAINS CHEST Edo Period Funa Dansu 1700s Tansu
$1,800.00
1940s Japanese Kutani ware tea set potcups pineplum Pattern H 10 NR
1940s Japanese Kutani ware tea set potcups pineplum Pattern H 10 NR
$24.00
Japanese old Kutani ware plate 5set w box by Asahi nice hand painting 2809
Japanese old Kutani ware plate 5set w box by Asahi nice hand painting 2809
$24.99
Antique Japanese export Kutani Happy Buddha Hotei Meji Period 1868 1912
Antique Japanese export Kutani Happy Buddha Hotei Meji Period 1868 1912
$800.00
Kutani Hand painted Shozan tea set Service for 5 floral porcelain 22 pc
Kutani Hand painted Shozan tea set Service for 5 floral porcelain 22 pc
$169.99
Kutani Hand painted Shozan tea set Service for 6 Silver white porcelain 17 pc
Kutani Hand painted Shozan tea set Service for 6 Silver white porcelain 17 pc
$199.99
Antique Japanese Kutani vase porcelain from Japan
Antique Japanese Kutani vase porcelain from Japan
$28.99
BEAUTIFUL LARGE1 5 8 ANTIQUE HAND PAINTED PORCELAIN CHINA BUTTONSiGnEdRoSe
BEAUTIFUL LARGE1 5 8 ANTIQUE HAND PAINTED PORCELAIN CHINA BUTTONSiGnEdRoSe
$18.00
LOVELY JAPANESE TASHIRO SHOTEN SUGAR BOWL SIGNED
LOVELY JAPANESE TASHIRO SHOTEN SUGAR BOWL SIGNED
$24.99
19 CENTURY PAIR OF KUTANI SAKE CUPS SUPEB CONDITION INCREDIBLE
19 CENTURY PAIR OF KUTANI SAKE CUPS SUPEB CONDITION INCREDIBLE
$150.00
1950s Japanese Kutani ware tea set potcups tea ceremony KOGETSU madeH 9 NR
1950s Japanese Kutani ware tea set potcups tea ceremony KOGETSU madeH 9 NR
$24.00
1950s Japanese Kutani ware tea pot pinebambooplum ShochikubaiH 6NR
1950s Japanese Kutani ware tea pot pinebambooplum ShochikubaiH 6NR
$24.00
MONUMENTAL KOREAN JOSEON DYNASTY VASE Antique White Baekja Choson Porcelain
MONUMENTAL KOREAN JOSEON DYNASTY VASE Antique White Baekja Choson Porcelain
$225,000.00
EXQUISITE MING DYNASTY CHINESE CELADON VASE 15th 16th Century Antique Porcelain
EXQUISITE MING DYNASTY CHINESE CELADON VASE 15th 16th Century Antique Porcelain
$65,000.00
BEAUTIFUL LARGE1 5 8 ANTIQUE HAND PAINTED PORCELAIN CHINA BUTTONGiLt
BEAUTIFUL LARGE1 5 8 ANTIQUE HAND PAINTED PORCELAIN CHINA BUTTONGiLt
$16.00
ULTRA RARE UNFINISHED ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA VASE Meiji Yabu Meizan Ryozan
ULTRA RARE UNFINISHED ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA VASE Meiji Yabu Meizan Ryozan
$7,200.00
VINTAGE JAPANESE FUJITA KUTANI PORCELAIN GINGER JAR CINNAMON GILT CHRYSANTHEMUM
VINTAGE JAPANESE FUJITA KUTANI PORCELAIN GINGER JAR CINNAMON GILT CHRYSANTHEMUM
$16.99
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED SOAPSTONE BUDAI FIGURE Exquisite Form Buddha Statue
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED SOAPSTONE BUDAI FIGURE Exquisite Form Buddha Statue
$3,200.00
Antique Japanese Imari Kutani Tea Set hand painted Landscape Geshia signed
Antique Japanese Imari Kutani Tea Set hand painted Landscape Geshia signed
$49.99
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE EDO PERIOD SCROLL PAINTING 16 Arhats Buddhist Rakan
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE EDO PERIOD SCROLL PAINTING 16 Arhats Buddhist Rakan
$1,250.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI DAIMYOS DISH LOW BOWL Exquisite Edo Period Porcelain
ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI DAIMYOS DISH LOW BOWL Exquisite Edo Period Porcelain
$385.00
Antique Japanese Tsubo Kutani Vase
Antique Japanese Tsubo Kutani Vase
$59.99
Kutani Gold Red Crane Vase Vintage Porcelain Ginger Jar 45x5
Kutani Gold Red Crane Vase Vintage Porcelain Ginger Jar 45x5
$31.99
Antique Japanese Kutani Shishi Foo Dog Lion Pair from the Showa Period
Antique Japanese Kutani Shishi Foo Dog Lion Pair from the Showa Period
$400.00
SPECTACULAR ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA BOWL Chin Jukan Edo Meiji Period
SPECTACULAR ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA BOWL Chin Jukan Edo Meiji Period
$650.00
Vintage Antique Kutani Maneki Neko Porcelain Beckoning Lucky cat
Vintage Antique Kutani Maneki Neko Porcelain Beckoning Lucky cat
$125.00

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