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.

A LARGE BLACK KUTANI CHARGER WITH FINE GILT DECORATION
A LARGE BLACK KUTANI CHARGER WITH FINE GILT DECORATION
$64.00
Antique Kutani Japanese ceramic Chinese tea pot hand made 1890
Antique Kutani Japanese ceramic Chinese tea pot hand made 1890
$58.00
VINTAGE RARE KUTANI 3colors fukusuke okimono Bow statue signed doll lucky god
VINTAGE RARE KUTANI 3colors fukusuke okimono Bow statue signed doll lucky god
$399.00
7 3 4 Kutani Japanese Deep Dish or Shallow Bowl imported and designed for SAKS
7 3 4 Kutani Japanese Deep Dish or Shallow Bowl imported and designed for SAKS
$19.99
ANTIQUE CHINESE GOUACHE PAINTING School of Spoilum 1700s Early 1800s Qing Dyn
ANTIQUE CHINESE GOUACHE PAINTING School of Spoilum 1700s Early 1800s Qing Dyn
$23,500.00
Big Ceramic KUTANI Bead  Hexagon Shape purple flowers new beautiful 13 13
Big Ceramic KUTANI Bead Hexagon Shape purple flowers new beautiful 13 13
$24.50
1921 Japanese Kutani Sake Cup Porcelain
1921 Japanese Kutani Sake Cup Porcelain
$2.50
J22 Vintage Japanese Kutani ware Katakuchi Hand painted Plum bamboo Yusamashi
J22 Vintage Japanese Kutani ware Katakuchi Hand painted Plum bamboo Yusamashi
$39.95
Kutani Moriage Manaki Neko 23 Statue with wood base
Kutani Moriage Manaki Neko 23 Statue with wood base
$2,800.00
15 Pc Lot Antique Japanese Kutani Ware Red Avian Floral Designs
15 Pc Lot Antique Japanese Kutani Ware Red Avian Floral Designs
$108.00
Beautiful Antique Rare Japanese Bijutsu Toki Kutani Peacocks Black Vase
Beautiful Antique Rare Japanese Bijutsu Toki Kutani Peacocks Black Vase
$63.00
Beautiful Antique Rare Japanese Asahi Kutani Peacocks Black Straight Vase
Beautiful Antique Rare Japanese Asahi Kutani Peacocks Black Straight Vase
$49.50
Vintage Kutani Gourd shaped vase Beautiful and Vibrant Color
Vintage Kutani Gourd shaped vase Beautiful and Vibrant Color
$125.00
Kutani porcelain dish
Kutani porcelain dish
$8.95
Elegant Japanese Kutani Style Vase Cobalt Blue Pheasant  Peony Kutani Logo
Elegant Japanese Kutani Style Vase Cobalt Blue Pheasant Peony Kutani Logo
$9.95
Satsuma Moriage Hotei Figure Early 20th Century
Satsuma Moriage Hotei Figure Early 20th Century
$55.00
Antique Meiji Taisho Japanese Kutani Shoza Hand Painted Enamel Geisha Lrg Plate
Antique Meiji Taisho Japanese Kutani Shoza Hand Painted Enamel Geisha Lrg Plate
$465.00
Vintage Japanese Multi color Porcelain Scalloped Three Footed Bowl
Vintage Japanese Multi color Porcelain Scalloped Three Footed Bowl
$17.95
KUTANI GOD OF LONG LIFE FIGURINE
KUTANI GOD OF LONG LIFE FIGURINE
$34.99
Vtg Foo Dog Incense Burner Porcelain Box Japan China Marked Kutani Qing Koi Asia
Vtg Foo Dog Incense Burner Porcelain Box Japan China Marked Kutani Qing Koi Asia
$69.00
japanese lithopane KUTANI plate bamboo and sea scene no6b
japanese lithopane KUTANI plate bamboo and sea scene no6b
£6.38
japanese lithopane KUTANI cup and saucer bamboo and sea scene
japanese lithopane KUTANI cup and saucer bamboo and sea scene
£15.98
Beautiful Collectible Kutani Foo Dog Statue Signed Possibly 1900s
Beautiful Collectible Kutani Foo Dog Statue Signed Possibly 1900s
$50.00
1 18th 19th C Chinese  Japanese Porcelain Bowl Meiji Kutani Men at Work
1 18th 19th C Chinese Japanese Porcelain Bowl Meiji Kutani Men at Work
£15.98
Antique Rare Pretty Blue and White Japanese Cup with Iris Flower
Antique Rare Pretty Blue and White Japanese Cup with Iris Flower
$39.95
Antique Rare Stunning Blue Green  Red Striped Japanese Cup
Antique Rare Stunning Blue Green Red Striped Japanese Cup
$39.95
Antique Rare Gorgeous White and Blue Japanese Cup
Antique Rare Gorgeous White and Blue Japanese Cup
$39.95
Antique Rare Beautiful White and Blue Japanese Cup
Antique Rare Beautiful White and Blue Japanese Cup
$39.95
Kutani Takahashi San Francisco Demitasse Cup And Saucer
Kutani Takahashi San Francisco Demitasse Cup And Saucer
$19.99
Genuine Kutani Vintage Bowl Cup Hand Painted Antique
Genuine Kutani Vintage Bowl Cup Hand Painted Antique
$124.99
8 EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE NEGORO LACQUER BOWLS Edo Meiji 1800s Set with Box
8 EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE NEGORO LACQUER BOWLS Edo Meiji 1800s Set with Box
$495.00
ANTIQUE SIGNED KUTANI DISH BOWL PLATE BIRD FLOWERS GOLD PORCELAIN JAPAN MEIJI
ANTIQUE SIGNED KUTANI DISH BOWL PLATE BIRD FLOWERS GOLD PORCELAIN JAPAN MEIJI
$24.99
Sachsen Altenburg Germany Pink Roses Hair Receiver
Sachsen Altenburg Germany Pink Roses Hair Receiver
$24.99
Vintage Kutani Bowl
Vintage Kutani Bowl
$95.00
Lovely Japanese Kutani Pot with Rope Finale Cover Signed
Lovely Japanese Kutani Pot with Rope Finale Cover Signed
£24.00
Unusual Japanese Kutani Jug Pourers
Unusual Japanese Kutani Jug Pourers
£24.00
FINE SET 6 ANTIQUE JAPAN KUTANI EGGSHELL HAND PAINTED GEISHA SAUCE FINGER BOWLS
FINE SET 6 ANTIQUE JAPAN KUTANI EGGSHELL HAND PAINTED GEISHA SAUCE FINGER BOWLS
$74.99
Three Beautiful Antique Japanese Kutani Lucky God Sake Cups Hand Painted
Three Beautiful Antique Japanese Kutani Lucky God Sake Cups Hand Painted
$150.00
13 Kutani Charger with snails and figs
13 Kutani Charger with snails and figs
$99.99
Antique Japanese 19th Century Gilt Kutani Porcelain Vase
Antique Japanese 19th Century Gilt Kutani Porcelain Vase
$79.99

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:

KUTANI Japanese MEIJI 1868 1912 Bluebird  Wisteria Plate GOLD RED Mark
KUTANI Japanese MEIJI 1868 1912 Bluebird Wisteria Plate GOLD RED Mark
$24.99
1883 Chromolithograph Japanese Plate Cups Vase Kyoto Ise Kinkasan Kutani LAJ1
1883 Chromolithograph Japanese Plate Cups Vase Kyoto Ise Kinkasan Kutani LAJ1
$182.50
1883 Chromolithograph Japanese Pottery Kyoto Takatori Kutani Ise Perfume LAJ1
1883 Chromolithograph Japanese Pottery Kyoto Takatori Kutani Ise Perfume LAJ1
$171.00
Japanese vintage Kutani ware tea set w sign tasteful panting  calligraphy 4350
Japanese vintage Kutani ware tea set w sign tasteful panting calligraphy 4350
$24.99
Antique Vtg Signed Kutani Kannon  Immortals Painted Inside Cup and Saucer Japan
Antique Vtg Signed Kutani Kannon Immortals Painted Inside Cup and Saucer Japan
$44.99
Antique Vtg Signed Kutani Satsuma Geisha Painted Inside Cup and Saucer Japan
Antique Vtg Signed Kutani Satsuma Geisha Painted Inside Cup and Saucer Japan
$49.99
ANTIQUE CHINESE MING DYNASTY CARVED WOOD KWAN YIN 16th C Guanyin Statue China
ANTIQUE CHINESE MING DYNASTY CARVED WOOD KWAN YIN 16th C Guanyin Statue China
$700.00
3 Beautiful Graduated Antique Kutani Bowls Very Rare
3 Beautiful Graduated Antique Kutani Bowls Very Rare
$249.00
Antique vintage 12 Piece Kutani Porcelain Tea Set
Antique vintage 12 Piece Kutani Porcelain Tea Set
$225.00
Antique Kutani Vase Meiji Period
Antique Kutani Vase Meiji Period
$101.00
Antique 19 C Japanese Kutani Vase
Antique 19 C Japanese Kutani Vase
$159.99
Japanese antique Kutani Nippon Porcelain Cream Milk Jug Tea creamer red signed
Japanese antique Kutani Nippon Porcelain Cream Milk Jug Tea creamer red signed
$29.99
LARGE 10 ANTIQUE JAPANESE RED LACQUER BOWL Edo Meiji Maki e Takamakie Shinto
LARGE 10 ANTIQUE JAPANESE RED LACQUER BOWL Edo Meiji Maki e Takamakie Shinto
$350.00
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE ANDO CLOISONNE VASE Stunning Ando Musen Turquoise
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE ANDO CLOISONNE VASE Stunning Ando Musen Turquoise
$375.00
HANDSOME ANTIQUE JAPANESE HYOTAN GOURD SAKE FLASK Large Natural Tokkuri
HANDSOME ANTIQUE JAPANESE HYOTAN GOURD SAKE FLASK Large Natural Tokkuri
$135.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE PORCELAIN FURIDASHI Tea Ceremony Chado Tea Sweet Jar  Shifuku
ANTIQUE JAPANESE PORCELAIN FURIDASHI Tea Ceremony Chado Tea Sweet Jar Shifuku
$275.00
SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE MINO WARE CHAWAN Hokusai Tea Bowl Chado Chanoyu Matcha
SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE MINO WARE CHAWAN Hokusai Tea Bowl Chado Chanoyu Matcha
$600.00
3 piece set Chinese Ginger Jar ASIAN Vibrant Floral VINTAGE
3 piece set Chinese Ginger Jar ASIAN Vibrant Floral VINTAGE
$45.00
Rare Kutani Japanese Sake bottles  Sake cups set Antiques Vintage Made in Japan
Rare Kutani Japanese Sake bottles Sake cups set Antiques Vintage Made in Japan
$49.99
Rare beautiful Blue  Red Floral Chinese family Vase ASIAN VINTAGE w sticker
Rare beautiful Blue Red Floral Chinese family Vase ASIAN VINTAGE w sticker
$20.00
2 piece set Chinese Ginger Jar ASIAN Floral Print Pale VINTAGE
2 piece set Chinese Ginger Jar ASIAN Floral Print Pale VINTAGE
$10.00
2 piece lot Chinese Lidded Ginger Jars ASIAN VINTAGE
2 piece lot Chinese Lidded Ginger Jars ASIAN VINTAGE
$10.00
Chinese Ginger Jar BARREL KEG w Slot handle lid ASIAN VINTAGE
Chinese Ginger Jar BARREL KEG w Slot handle lid ASIAN VINTAGE
$10.00
ANTIQUE 1920 JAPANESE KUTANI EGGSHELL TEA OR COFFEE SET BAMBOO MOTIF
ANTIQUE 1920 JAPANESE KUTANI EGGSHELL TEA OR COFFEE SET BAMBOO MOTIF
$99.00
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE NEGORO LACQUER TRAY Edo 1800s Sumikiri Sanpo
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE NEGORO LACQUER TRAY Edo 1800s Sumikiri Sanpo
$350.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HAND CARVED WOOD STATUE Mingei Carving Shoki  Oni Demon Tamer
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HAND CARVED WOOD STATUE Mingei Carving Shoki Oni Demon Tamer
$250.00
ANTIQUE KASHMIRI HAND HAMMERED WATER DIPPER Kashmir India Ladle Moghul
ANTIQUE KASHMIRI HAND HAMMERED WATER DIPPER Kashmir India Ladle Moghul
$295.00
Lot of 2 Vintage Fine Bone China Kutani Lithophane Tea Cups And Saucers
Lot of 2 Vintage Fine Bone China Kutani Lithophane Tea Cups And Saucers
$15.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE BAMBOO BRUSH POT Qing Dynasty 1800s Brush Holder
ANTIQUE CHINESE BAMBOO BRUSH POT Qing Dynasty 1800s Brush Holder
$300.00
Antique Japanese Kutani Moriage Maneki Sleeping Cat ceramicsigned
Antique Japanese Kutani Moriage Maneki Sleeping Cat ceramicsigned
$124.00
Imari Vase Lamp w New Shade Japanese Chinese Arita Kutani Famille Rose Asian
Imari Vase Lamp w New Shade Japanese Chinese Arita Kutani Famille Rose Asian
$100.00
PAIR Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Bottle Vases Orange White Birds Flowers
PAIR Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Bottle Vases Orange White Birds Flowers
$40.00
VINTAGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE BOWL PUNCH BOWL GEISHA IMARI MEIJI SATSUMA KUTANI
VINTAGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE BOWL PUNCH BOWL GEISHA IMARI MEIJI SATSUMA KUTANI
$50.00
ANTIQUE JIAQING CHINESE BLUE  WHITE PORCELAIN DISH 1796 1820 QING DYNASTY
ANTIQUE JIAQING CHINESE BLUE WHITE PORCELAIN DISH 1796 1820 QING DYNASTY
$295.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED WOOD TEMPLE STATUE Ming Qing Dynasty with Relics Inside
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED WOOD TEMPLE STATUE Ming Qing Dynasty with Relics Inside
$235.00
VERY RARE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN BOWL CA1810 by AOKI MOKUBEI
VERY RARE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN BOWL CA1810 by AOKI MOKUBEI
$439.00
Japan Kutani Sake Whistling Bird Set Bottle 6 3 4 tall and 4 Cups
Japan Kutani Sake Whistling Bird Set Bottle 6 3 4 tall and 4 Cups
$35.00
4 Kutani Japan Geisha  Samari Porcelain 2 Jars with Lids 1 holder 1 Bowl
4 Kutani Japan Geisha Samari Porcelain 2 Jars with Lids 1 holder 1 Bowl
$29.95
ANTIQUE CHINESE BURL WOOD SCHOLARS ROOT STAND Qing Dynasty 1800s Brush Holder
ANTIQUE CHINESE BURL WOOD SCHOLARS ROOT STAND Qing Dynasty 1800s Brush Holder
$585.00
ANTIQUE QING DYNASTY CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE VASE China Porcelain Rare Form
ANTIQUE QING DYNASTY CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE VASE China Porcelain Rare Form
$650.00

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