Kutani Porcelain

Kutani style porcelain from Japan was made over 300 years ago and continues to be a popular antique item for collectors and enthusiasts. The porcelain is usually white and then decorated with bright colors, patterns and images of Japanese life, animals, plants and people.

Many pieces are available to buy at auction, from small bowls to larger plates and vases. Kutani porcelain can be quite expensive, with the oldest pieces fetching a higher price. Larger pieces of Kutani ware also sell for higher amounts too.

MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE NEGORO LACQUER HIBACHI Brazier Hand Warmer Pot
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE NEGORO LACQUER HIBACHI Brazier Hand Warmer Pot
$475.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE LACQUER DESK TRAY BOX Fine Urushi Maki e Japan Pen Storage
ANTIQUE JAPANESE LACQUER DESK TRAY BOX Fine Urushi Maki e Japan Pen Storage
$135.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE BURL WOOD SCHOLARS ROOT BRUSH HOLDER Qing 1800s Display Stand
ANTIQUE CHINESE BURL WOOD SCHOLARS ROOT BRUSH HOLDER Qing 1800s Display Stand
$650.00
Kutani Porcelain Yunomi Botan peony m3 Japanese tea cup set of 2
Kutani Porcelain Yunomi Botan peony m3 Japanese tea cup set of 2
$67.00
SUPERB CHINESE BRONZE QILIN CENSER Finely Cast Incense Burner with Hinged Head
SUPERB CHINESE BRONZE QILIN CENSER Finely Cast Incense Burner with Hinged Head
$1,800.00
3 Japanese Kutani Relief Moriage Porcelain Sake Saki Cup 3 Lucky God Marked
3 Japanese Kutani Relief Moriage Porcelain Sake Saki Cup 3 Lucky God Marked
$75.00
Japanese Kutani Porcelain Plate Signed Collectors Guild Polychrome Post 1940
Japanese Kutani Porcelain Plate Signed Collectors Guild Polychrome Post 1940
$20.42
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI KAKIEMON TOKKURI VASE Finest Porcelain Phoenix
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI KAKIEMON TOKKURI VASE Finest Porcelain Phoenix
$375.00
GORGEOUS ANTIQUE JAPANESE WOODBLOCK Benji Asada Yakasa Pagoda in Snow Kyoto
GORGEOUS ANTIQUE JAPANESE WOODBLOCK Benji Asada Yakasa Pagoda in Snow Kyoto
$130.00
Set of 6 Antique Kutani Soup Bowls Peacock Motif Signed Late Meiji Japan
Set of 6 Antique Kutani Soup Bowls Peacock Motif Signed Late Meiji Japan
$99.00
Vintage Scalloped Polychrome Charger Floral Design
Vintage Scalloped Polychrome Charger Floral Design
$29.99
3pc Vintage Imari Kutani Porcelain Made in Japan Tea Pot Cream  Sugar Bowl Set
3pc Vintage Imari Kutani Porcelain Made in Japan Tea Pot Cream Sugar Bowl Set
$40.50
VERY RARE ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI TSUKURU TRANSLUSENTE SUGAR CREAMER SET SIGNED
VERY RARE ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI TSUKURU TRANSLUSENTE SUGAR CREAMER SET SIGNED
$65.00
SUPERB ANTIQUE EDO MEIJI PERIOD JAPANESE LACQUER DISH Maki e Urushi Japan
SUPERB ANTIQUE EDO MEIJI PERIOD JAPANESE LACQUER DISH Maki e Urushi Japan
$65.00
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE EDO PERIOD SCROLL PAINTING 16 Arhats Buddhist Rakan
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE EDO PERIOD SCROLL PAINTING 16 Arhats Buddhist Rakan
$700.00
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD SATSUMA VASE Stunning Raised Gilding
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD SATSUMA VASE Stunning Raised Gilding
$2,500.00
RARE  IMPORTANT JAPANESE EDO PERIOD TAGASODE BYOBU PAIR Kimono Folding Screens
RARE IMPORTANT JAPANESE EDO PERIOD TAGASODE BYOBU PAIR Kimono Folding Screens
$250,000.00
A834 Japanese OLD KUTANI porcelain covered bowl Good painting
A834 Japanese OLD KUTANI porcelain covered bowl Good painting
$9.99
MONUMENTAL KOREAN VASE Antique White Baekja Choson Porcelain Joseon Korean Emp
MONUMENTAL KOREAN VASE Antique White Baekja Choson Porcelain Joseon Korean Emp
$75,000.00
Vintage Kutani Japanese Gold Gilded Porcelain Tea Set Marked Imperial Ware
Vintage Kutani Japanese Gold Gilded Porcelain Tea Set Marked Imperial Ware
$69.99
Kutani China Porcelain Handled Gravy Boat Under Plate Red Yellow Maple Leaves
Kutani China Porcelain Handled Gravy Boat Under Plate Red Yellow Maple Leaves
$15.00
Kutani China Porcelain Oval Vegetable Serving Bowl Red Yellow Maple Leaves
Kutani China Porcelain Oval Vegetable Serving Bowl Red Yellow Maple Leaves
$8.00
EARLY 20TH CENTURY JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN CUP
EARLY 20TH CENTURY JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN CUP
$15.00
SUPER EARLY 20TH CEN JAPANESE KUTANI TEA SET WITH BRASS TRAY
SUPER EARLY 20TH CEN JAPANESE KUTANI TEA SET WITH BRASS TRAY
$45.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE 3 FOOTED PORCELAIN KUTANI DEEP FLUTTED BOWL 5 1 2 X 3 SIGNED
ANTIQUE JAPANESE 3 FOOTED PORCELAIN KUTANI DEEP FLUTTED BOWL 5 1 2 X 3 SIGNED
$39.95
JAPANESE ANTIQUE KUTANI HAND MADE HAND PAINTED  SIGNED GOLD GILT 2 SAKE CAPS
JAPANESE ANTIQUE KUTANI HAND MADE HAND PAINTED SIGNED GOLD GILT 2 SAKE CAPS
$36.71
Vintage Showa  Zan Kutani Imari Hand Painted Orange  Blue Porcelain Plate
Vintage Showa Zan Kutani Imari Hand Painted Orange Blue Porcelain Plate
$29.99
Japanese Pottery old statue w sign tasteful work EBISU 4906
Japanese Pottery old statue w sign tasteful work EBISU 4906
$24.99
Beautiful Vintage Hand Painted Tea Cup  Saucer Bibi Japan Circa 1950
Beautiful Vintage Hand Painted Tea Cup Saucer Bibi Japan Circa 1950
$19.99
Kutani porcelain camellia white Akiko Suzuki Japanese bud vase H9cm
Kutani porcelain camellia white Akiko Suzuki Japanese bud vase H9cm
$164.61
Kutani porcelain tea bowl ippuku chawan Matcha Green Tea Japanese some rabbit
Kutani porcelain tea bowl ippuku chawan Matcha Green Tea Japanese some rabbit
$38.00
Japanese porcelain sake cup Kutani Yaki 3KUT0023
Japanese porcelain sake cup Kutani Yaki 3KUT0023
$132.00
Antique Imari Kutani Maneki Neko Lucky Waving Beckoning Cat  Black Cat Avon Lot
Antique Imari Kutani Maneki Neko Lucky Waving Beckoning Cat Black Cat Avon Lot
$500.00
Kutani Ware Maneki Neko Makura Neko Kuromori Made in Japan
Kutani Ware Maneki Neko Makura Neko Kuromori Made in Japan
$57.50
Antique Vintage Large Lt Blue Porcelain Japanese Kutani Gold Accent Sleeping Cat
Antique Vintage Large Lt Blue Porcelain Japanese Kutani Gold Accent Sleeping Cat
$29.99
Japanese Plate Kutani Eggshell Porcelain Hand Painted Gilt Base Marks
Japanese Plate Kutani Eggshell Porcelain Hand Painted Gilt Base Marks
£1.55
Kutani Plate Mid Century Japan Elders Motif 625
Kutani Plate Mid Century Japan Elders Motif 625
$45.00
2 Japanese Mid Century Hand Paint Kutani Plates 75
2 Japanese Mid Century Hand Paint Kutani Plates 75
$65.00
Kutani Porcelain marumon ginpaku Toyoshi Yamada High Quality Japanese vase H25cm
Kutani Porcelain marumon ginpaku Toyoshi Yamada High Quality Japanese vase H25cm
$136.71
Made in Japan Kutani Kosen Porcelain Pair of Foo Lion Dog Shakers
Made in Japan Kutani Kosen Porcelain Pair of Foo Lion Dog Shakers
$9.99

Kutani means nine valleys and it refers to a village. The name "Kutani" is used as a name of pottery and porcelain made at this location, with a variety of small manufacturers rather than just one artist or workshop. It is important to know that Kutani porcelain was made in Japan after the mid-17th century (after 1655). The year of 1655 coincides with the first year of the Myoreki period in Japan. Stones suitable for porcelain making were found in the Kutani mine of the Daishoji Clan, whereupon Lord Maeda Toshiharu sent Goto Saijiro to the Arita Village in the Hizen province to learn how to make porcelain. Kutani Porcelains from this early period are known as Ko-Kutani, and are extremely rare! The production of Ko-Kutani items continued for 50-60 years.

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Recent items sold through this site:

VNTG Kutani Porcelain Aoyama Kiln Sake Set Hand painted 24 kt Gold Leaf MINT
VNTG Kutani Porcelain Aoyama Kiln Sake Set Hand painted 24 kt Gold Leaf MINT
$39.95
MUSEUM QUALITY ANTIQUE TIBETAN GILT BRONZE BODHISATTVA STATUE 200+ Years Old
MUSEUM QUALITY ANTIQUE TIBETAN GILT BRONZE BODHISATTVA STATUE 200+ Years Old
$14,500.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE BURL ROOT SCHOLARS STAND Qing Dynasty 1800s Wood Display
ANTIQUE CHINESE BURL ROOT SCHOLARS STAND Qing Dynasty 1800s Wood Display
$1,400.00
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE REVERSE DRAGON PORCELAIN MEIPING VASE
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE REVERSE DRAGON PORCELAIN MEIPING VASE
$25,000.00
SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE EDO PERIOD SUMI SCROLL PAINTING Kano Masunobu 1600s
SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE EDO PERIOD SUMI SCROLL PAINTING Kano Masunobu 1600s
$1,800.00
Japanese tiny Kutani porcelain from Japan
Japanese tiny Kutani porcelain from Japan
$12.99
Japanese Satsuma HUGE Casket Box Kutani Mark Fukurokuju19th C Meiji Wealth God
Japanese Satsuma HUGE Casket Box Kutani Mark Fukurokuju19th C Meiji Wealth God
$99.99
vintage japanese signed kutani porcelain figurine man with coy fish
vintage japanese signed kutani porcelain figurine man with coy fish
$35.00
Kutani Porcelain Yunomi Kinpakucha black red m3 Japanese tea cup set of 2
Kutani Porcelain Yunomi Kinpakucha black red m3 Japanese tea cup set of 2
$69.00
Fine Quality Ant Japanese or Chinese Hand Painted Decorated Porcelain Tea Pot
Fine Quality Ant Japanese or Chinese Hand Painted Decorated Porcelain Tea Pot
$39.99
MAGNIFICENT JAPANESE HAND LACQUERED TRAY Mid Century Japan Signed Fish Platter
MAGNIFICENT JAPANESE HAND LACQUERED TRAY Mid Century Japan Signed Fish Platter
$450.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HANGING BASKET For Tea Ceremony Tokonoma Flower Arrangement
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HANGING BASKET For Tea Ceremony Tokonoma Flower Arrangement
$200.00
VINTAGE KUTANI HAPPY LAUGHING BUDDA
VINTAGE KUTANI HAPPY LAUGHING BUDDA
$45.00
VINTAGE CHINESE INCENSE BURNER Foo Lion Censer Smoke comes out of mouth Qilin
VINTAGE CHINESE INCENSE BURNER Foo Lion Censer Smoke comes out of mouth Qilin
$175.00
18th Century Edo Arita Polychrome Imari Ao Kutani Tea Ceremony Chawan Cup Signed
18th Century Edo Arita Polychrome Imari Ao Kutani Tea Ceremony Chawan Cup Signed
£46.89
Antique Japanese Porcelain Kutani Vase 4 Panel Guilded Birds Flora Noblemen
Antique Japanese Porcelain Kutani Vase 4 Panel Guilded Birds Flora Noblemen
$24.00
Japanese Kutani Sake Tea Set Porcelain Calligrahy Marked Geisha Lithophane
Japanese Kutani Sake Tea Set Porcelain Calligrahy Marked Geisha Lithophane
$199.99
19thCentury Qing Dynasty Moss Agate Floater Snuff Bottle Extremely Well Hollowed
19thCentury Qing Dynasty Moss Agate Floater Snuff Bottle Extremely Well Hollowed
£234.53
19th Century Qing Yellow Cumulus Cloud Agate Floater Snuff Bottle Well Hollowed
19th Century Qing Yellow Cumulus Cloud Agate Floater Snuff Bottle Well Hollowed
£156.35
Reference Book Collection of Charles Greenfield Pt 2 Netsuke Swords Works of Art
Reference Book Collection of Charles Greenfield Pt 2 Netsuke Swords Works of Art
£46.89
The Ultimate Netsuke Bibliography Softback Annotated Guide to Netsuke Literature
The Ultimate Netsuke Bibliography Softback Annotated Guide to Netsuke Literature
£62.53
Reference Book Japanese Porcelain 1800 1950 by Nancy Schiffer
Reference Book Japanese Porcelain 1800 1950 by Nancy Schiffer
£62.53
Reference Book Eskenazi Netsuke from The Dr Robert Greene Collection July 1973
Reference Book Eskenazi Netsuke from The Dr Robert Greene Collection July 1973
£46.89
Christies Los Angeles Raymond Bushell Collection of Netsuke Part 3 28 Jan 1989
Christies Los Angeles Raymond Bushell Collection of Netsuke Part 3 28 Jan 1989
£46.89
Reference Book Japanese Inro From the Brozman Collection by Louis Lawrence
Reference Book Japanese Inro From the Brozman Collection by Louis Lawrence
£46.89
Reference Book Collection of Charles Greenfield Pt 2 Netsuke Swords Works of Art
Reference Book Collection of Charles Greenfield Pt 2 Netsuke Swords Works of Art
£46.89
Reference Book Collection of Charles Greenfield Pt 3 Netsuke Swords Works of Art
Reference Book Collection of Charles Greenfield Pt 3 Netsuke Swords Works of Art
£46.89
NEW SATSUMA Masterpieces from the Worlds Important Collections by Louis Lawrence
NEW SATSUMA Masterpieces from the Worlds Important Collections by Louis Lawrence
£234.53
NEW HARDBACK NAGEL AUCTIONS TEK SING TREASURES DER SCHATZ DER TEK SING CARGO
NEW HARDBACK NAGEL AUCTIONS TEK SING TREASURES DER SCHATZ DER TEK SING CARGO
£93.80
Reference Book Sothebys The Floyd Segel Collection of Netsuke 7th July 99
Reference Book Sothebys The Floyd Segel Collection of Netsuke 7th July 99
£46.89
NEW Reference Book Hardback HIRADO The Prince of Porcelains by Louis Lawrence
NEW Reference Book Hardback HIRADO The Prince of Porcelains by Louis Lawrence
£117.27
Reference Book Sothebys Miami Fine Netsuke Inro  Related Works of Art 12 01 87
Reference Book Sothebys Miami Fine Netsuke Inro Related Works of Art 12 01 87
£46.89
Christies London Raymond Bushell Collection of Netsuke Part 1 27 October 1987
Christies London Raymond Bushell Collection of Netsuke Part 1 27 October 1987
£156.35
HARDBACK Reference Book Collection of Charles Greenfield Part 1 Inro and Netsuke
HARDBACK Reference Book Collection of Charles Greenfield Part 1 Inro and Netsuke
£46.89
Very Fine 18th Century Edo Period Laquered Leaping Horse Staghorn Manju Netsuke
Very Fine 18th Century Edo Period Laquered Leaping Horse Staghorn Manju Netsuke
£312.71
20thCentury Carved Ox Horn Ball of 4 Ying  Yang Fish Double Inlaid Eyes Netsuke
20thCentury Carved Ox Horn Ball of 4 Ying Yang Fish Double Inlaid Eyes Netsuke
£109.44
Mid19thCentury Edo Period Lacquer Shibayama Hannya Kiyohime Netsuke Signed Kozan
Mid19thCentury Edo Period Lacquer Shibayama Hannya Kiyohime Netsuke Signed Kozan
£2,501.82
Sothebys London Raymond  Francis Bushell Collection Inro  Lacquer 18 June 1997
Sothebys London Raymond Francis Bushell Collection Inro Lacquer 18 June 1997
£23.44
NEW REFERENCE BOOK TAKARABUKURO Treasure Bag Notebook Netsuke Carver Mitsuhiro
NEW REFERENCE BOOK TAKARABUKURO Treasure Bag Notebook Netsuke Carver Mitsuhiro
£117.27
Reference Book Sothebys The Betty Jahss Collection of Netsuke Part 2 Final
Reference Book Sothebys The Betty Jahss Collection of Netsuke Part 2 Final
£46.89

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