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.

Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Tea Cup  Saucer Meiji Period 1868 1912
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Tea Cup Saucer Meiji Period 1868 1912
$45.00
HANDPAINTED VINTAGE KUTANI JAPANESE PORCELAIN SAKE CUPS  SET OF 9
HANDPAINTED VINTAGE KUTANI JAPANESE PORCELAIN SAKE CUPS SET OF 9
$19.99
KUTANI MORIAGE SATSUMA MARKED FIGURINE GOD OF PLENTY WEALTH  GOOD FORTUNE
KUTANI MORIAGE SATSUMA MARKED FIGURINE GOD OF PLENTY WEALTH GOOD FORTUNE
$19.99
Vintage Kutani Japanese Tea Set Marked CPO Occupied Japan Teapot Creamer etc
Vintage Kutani Japanese Tea Set Marked CPO Occupied Japan Teapot Creamer etc
$84.95
Vintage Kutani Japanese 6 725 PLATES  3 SAUCERS Marked CPO Occupied Japan
Vintage Kutani Japanese 6 725 PLATES 3 SAUCERS Marked CPO Occupied Japan
$74.95
Japanese Plate ornamental
Japanese Plate ornamental
$35.00
Japanese White Underglazed Nut Bowl Kutani Made in Japan mark
Japanese White Underglazed Nut Bowl Kutani Made in Japan mark
$7.25
Kutani porcelain tea set
Kutani porcelain tea set
$85.00
Japanese Kutani Ginger Jar Hand Painted Acrobats Clowns Circus
Japanese Kutani Ginger Jar Hand Painted Acrobats Clowns Circus
$165.00
HAYASI KUTANI LANDSCAPE DEMITASSE SET CUP WITH GEISHA LITHOPHANE AND SAUCER
HAYASI KUTANI LANDSCAPE DEMITASSE SET CUP WITH GEISHA LITHOPHANE AND SAUCER
$29.99
Kutani Cobalt Blue Porcelain Trinket Box
Kutani Cobalt Blue Porcelain Trinket Box
$6.99
Antique Japanese Kutani Gilded White Porcelain Sleeping Cat
Antique Japanese Kutani Gilded White Porcelain Sleeping Cat
$119.99
Kutani Porcelain Pottery Maneki Neko Lucky CAT Both hands up White Fat 6UBLOOY
Kutani Porcelain Pottery Maneki Neko Lucky CAT Both hands up White Fat 6UBLOOY
$195.00
Hand Painted KUTANI China Snack Plates w Egg Shell Cups Japan 1960s Mount Fuji
Hand Painted KUTANI China Snack Plates w Egg Shell Cups Japan 1960s Mount Fuji
$43.50
Old Miniature 2 Hard to Find Kutani Japanese Gold  Black on White Sleeping Cat
Old Miniature 2 Hard to Find Kutani Japanese Gold Black on White Sleeping Cat
$450.00
Occupied Japan Japanese Kutani Fujita DTI White Porcelain Swan Incised Feathers
Occupied Japan Japanese Kutani Fujita DTI White Porcelain Swan Incised Feathers
$250.00
Vintage Japanese Kutani Porcelain Vessel G39
Vintage Japanese Kutani Porcelain Vessel G39
$42.50
Vintage Antique Japanese Shibata Porcelain Vase Satsuma Kutani Style
Vintage Antique Japanese Shibata Porcelain Vase Satsuma Kutani Style
$75.00
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD LACQUER SUTRA BOX Makie e Adornment
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD LACQUER SUTRA BOX Makie e Adornment
$650.00
Vintage Kutani Sake Set
Vintage Kutani Sake Set
$19.98
Vintage Japanese Kutani Creamer Wisteria
Vintage Japanese Kutani Creamer Wisteria
$18.00
GEISHA LITHOPHANE DEMITASSE CUP  SAUCER BIRDS WITH BAMBOO VTG KUTANI
GEISHA LITHOPHANE DEMITASSE CUP SAUCER BIRDS WITH BAMBOO VTG KUTANI
$24.95
GEISHA LITHOPHANE DEMITASSE CUP  SAUCER BIRDS LAKE FOLAGE VTG KUTANI
GEISHA LITHOPHANE DEMITASSE CUP SAUCER BIRDS LAKE FOLAGE VTG KUTANI
$24.95
GEISHA LITHOPHANE DEMITASSE CUP  SAUCER BIRDS TREE CHERRY BLOSSOM VTG KUTANI
GEISHA LITHOPHANE DEMITASSE CUP SAUCER BIRDS TREE CHERRY BLOSSOM VTG KUTANI
$24.95
ANTIQUE JAPANESE RAKU CHAWAN Exceedingly Rare Red Glaze Very Old Tea Bowl
ANTIQUE JAPANESE RAKU CHAWAN Exceedingly Rare Red Glaze Very Old Tea Bowl
$1,800.00
Antique Japanese Kutani Ware Yoshidaya Kiln Bird Decorated Demi Cup  Saucer
Antique Japanese Kutani Ware Yoshidaya Kiln Bird Decorated Demi Cup Saucer
$39.99
Antique Japanese Kutani Geisha Eggshell Porcelain Cup  Saucer 2
Antique Japanese Kutani Geisha Eggshell Porcelain Cup Saucer 2
$46.80
Antique Japanese Kutani Geisha Eggshell Porcelain Cup  Saucer 3
Antique Japanese Kutani Geisha Eggshell Porcelain Cup Saucer 3
$46.80
Antique Japanese Kutani Geisha Eggshell Porcelain Cup  Saucer 1
Antique Japanese Kutani Geisha Eggshell Porcelain Cup Saucer 1
$46.80
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko Leopard print H118cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko Leopard print H118cm
$57.00
SIGNED Antique Japanese KUTANI Porcelain PLATE Immortals Figures Men  Dragon
SIGNED Antique Japanese KUTANI Porcelain PLATE Immortals Figures Men Dragon
$99.99
VINTAGE SCHUMAN RAISED GOLD DECORATION PORCELAIN TEAPOT SUPERB
VINTAGE SCHUMAN RAISED GOLD DECORATION PORCELAIN TEAPOT SUPERB
$89.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE SUMI SCROLL PAINTING Longevity Wealth Fukurokuju 1800s Meiji
ANTIQUE JAPANESE SUMI SCROLL PAINTING Longevity Wealth Fukurokuju 1800s Meiji
$395.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HAND CARVED WOOD SHOKI AND ONI STATUE Mingei Carving Okimono
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HAND CARVED WOOD SHOKI AND ONI STATUE Mingei Carving Okimono
$395.00
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE NEGORO LACQUER TRAY Edo 1800s Sumikiri Sanpo
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE NEGORO LACQUER TRAY Edo 1800s Sumikiri Sanpo
$450.00
Japan made Kutani Moriage Dragon and cat whistling naughty 5 pc saki sake set NR
Japan made Kutani Moriage Dragon and cat whistling naughty 5 pc saki sake set NR
$94.00
2 Antique Kutani Porcelain Plates Hand Painted
2 Antique Kutani Porcelain Plates Hand Painted
$99.00
ANTIQUE EARLY 20 c KUTANI PORCELAIN CAT  ELABORATE GILT 55 14 cm
ANTIQUE EARLY 20 c KUTANI PORCELAIN CAT ELABORATE GILT 55 14 cm
$125.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE MING DYNASTY DISH Zhangzhou Blue  White Swatow Ware Plate Bowl
ANTIQUE CHINESE MING DYNASTY DISH Zhangzhou Blue White Swatow Ware Plate Bowl
$245.00
FABULOUS ANTIQUE JAPANESE CARVED WOOD DRAGON TRANSOM Edo Temple Carving 1700s
FABULOUS ANTIQUE JAPANESE CARVED WOOD DRAGON TRANSOM Edo Temple Carving 1700s
$850.00

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:

JAPANESE WHISTLING SAKI SET JAPANESE KUTANI NICE VINTAGE ITEM
JAPANESE WHISTLING SAKI SET JAPANESE KUTANI NICE VINTAGE ITEM
$29.99
ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI KUTANI COVERED SERVING DISH
ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI KUTANI COVERED SERVING DISH
$179.99
Antique Japan or Chinese SETO Ceramic Porcelain Fujita Kutani lazy suan tray
Antique Japan or Chinese SETO Ceramic Porcelain Fujita Kutani lazy suan tray
$199.95
Antique Japanese KUTANI Birds  Flowers Hand Painted Porcelain Pitcher Signed
Antique Japanese KUTANI Birds Flowers Hand Painted Porcelain Pitcher Signed
$99.99
Vintage KUTANI HANDPAINTED JAPAN Tea Pot Geisha Girls Design Wicker Emboss EUC
Vintage KUTANI HANDPAINTED JAPAN Tea Pot Geisha Girls Design Wicker Emboss EUC
$19.99
Vintage Hand Painted Gold White Kutani TeaPot Japan Signed Porcelain Tea Pot Old
Vintage Hand Painted Gold White Kutani TeaPot Japan Signed Porcelain Tea Pot Old
$23.10
Japanese Antique Kutani Porcelain A pair of Foo dogs Vase Kunimori Yamanaka
Japanese Antique Kutani Porcelain A pair of Foo dogs Vase Kunimori Yamanaka
$149.99
Set of Four Hand Painted Japanese Kutani Satsuma Porcelain Jars Markedon Sale
Set of Four Hand Painted Japanese Kutani Satsuma Porcelain Jars Markedon Sale
$149.00
JAPAN 19th C KUTANI 5 Character Mark ORNATE SMALL TRAY Iron Red  Pearl
JAPAN 19th C KUTANI 5 Character Mark ORNATE SMALL TRAY Iron Red Pearl
$199.99
5 WONDERFUL DEMITASSE ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI 19THC KUTANI HIGH QUALITY CUPS
5 WONDERFUL DEMITASSE ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI 19THC KUTANI HIGH QUALITY CUPS
$158.00
Japanese tiny Kutani porcelain from Japan
Japanese tiny Kutani porcelain from Japan
$12.99
Antique Japanese Kutani vase porcelain from Japan
Antique Japanese Kutani vase porcelain from Japan
$28.99
F493 Japanese old KUTANI porcelain ware SAMURAI statue with appropriate work
F493 Japanese old KUTANI porcelain ware SAMURAI statue with appropriate work
$49.99
Yellow Kutani Porcelain Soy Sauce Bottle Jar
Yellow Kutani Porcelain Soy Sauce Bottle Jar
$7.99
Vintage Japan Iris Flowers  Kingfisher Bird Teapot Floral Teakettle Marked
Vintage Japan Iris Flowers Kingfisher Bird Teapot Floral Teakettle Marked
$9.99
Pink Kutani Porcelain Soy Sauce Bottle Jar
Pink Kutani Porcelain Soy Sauce Bottle Jar
$7.99
C1900 Japanese Kutani Porcelain Wine Bottle Decanter  2 Cups Gold  Mums 95
C1900 Japanese Kutani Porcelain Wine Bottle Decanter 2 Cups Gold Mums 95
$20.00
Vintage Japanese KUTANI Handpainted Porcelain Large Vase Classic Design Signed
Vintage Japanese KUTANI Handpainted Porcelain Large Vase Classic Design Signed
$85.00
VINTAGE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN DEMITASSE SAUCER ONLY
VINTAGE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN DEMITASSE SAUCER ONLY
$2.99
VINTAGE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN DEMITASSE SAUCER ONLY
VINTAGE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN DEMITASSE SAUCER ONLY
$5.99
Kutani Fine China Geisha Girl Lithophane Tea Set pot cup saucer plate owl print
Kutani Fine China Geisha Girl Lithophane Tea Set pot cup saucer plate owl print
$19.99
Vintage kutani porcelain Picture Frame
Vintage kutani porcelain Picture Frame
$15.99
Vintage 7 Piece JAPANESE LAZY SUSAN SERVER Imari Ko Kutani Hanazume floral gold
Vintage 7 Piece JAPANESE LAZY SUSAN SERVER Imari Ko Kutani Hanazume floral gold
$249.99
EARLY ARITA  KO KUTANI by Imaizumi MotosukeJapanese PorcelainHC w case
EARLY ARITA KO KUTANI by Imaizumi MotosukeJapanese PorcelainHC w case
$350.00
Meiji Japanese Kutani Porcelain Vase w Phoenix
Meiji Japanese Kutani Porcelain Vase w Phoenix
$300.00
Vintage Antique Kutani Maneki Neko Porcelain Beckoning Lucky cat
Vintage Antique Kutani Maneki Neko Porcelain Beckoning Lucky cat
$125.00
Kutani Eiraku kiln blackened silver on iron oxide red 75 Dragon pitcher Rare
Kutani Eiraku kiln blackened silver on iron oxide red 75 Dragon pitcher Rare
$29.99
ANTIQUE 1890s JAPANESE KUTANI GEISHA GIRL TEA SET22 ps
ANTIQUE 1890s JAPANESE KUTANI GEISHA GIRL TEA SET22 ps
$40.00
Antique Japanese Porcelain Bowl KUTANI SIGNED
Antique Japanese Porcelain Bowl KUTANI SIGNED
$36.00
Set of 3 Japanese Kutani Fine Dragonware Porcelain 2 1 4 tea espresso cups BW
Set of 3 Japanese Kutani Fine Dragonware Porcelain 2 1 4 tea espresso cups BW
$19.00
KUTANI Japanese Miniature Bowl Cart with Flowers Porcelain
KUTANI Japanese Miniature Bowl Cart with Flowers Porcelain
$9.99
Signed Antique Japanese Kutani Vase 5 1 4 Tall
Signed Antique Japanese Kutani Vase 5 1 4 Tall
$285.00
Signed Antique Japanese Kutani Double Gourd Vase 5 3 4 Tall
Signed Antique Japanese Kutani Double Gourd Vase 5 3 4 Tall
$360.00
Vintage Japanese Kutani Tokkuri Sake Bottles Cup Set Waka Calligraphy Poems 6 pc
Vintage Japanese Kutani Tokkuri Sake Bottles Cup Set Waka Calligraphy Poems 6 pc
$169.00
Very Fine 18thCentury Edo Period Ebony Wood Seated Shishi Lion Dog on Taiko Drum
Very Fine 18thCentury Edo Period Ebony Wood Seated Shishi Lion Dog on Taiko Drum
£507.07
19th Century Meiji Period Bovine Bone Karako with Hoteis Treasure Sack Netsuke
19th Century Meiji Period Bovine Bone Karako with Hoteis Treasure Sack Netsuke
£169.01
19th Century Meiji Period Bovine Bone Daruma Kobi Doll Ojime 2
19th Century Meiji Period Bovine Bone Daruma Kobi Doll Ojime 2
£50.69
19th Century Meiji Period Bovine Bone Daruma Kobi Doll Ojime 1
19th Century Meiji Period Bovine Bone Daruma Kobi Doll Ojime 1
£50.69
19thCentury Edo Period Engraved Bovine Bone Fisherman  Chidori over Waves Ojime
19thCentury Edo Period Engraved Bovine Bone Fisherman Chidori over Waves Ojime
£253.53
19th Century Meiji Period Bovine Bone Daruma Kobi Doll Ojime
19th Century Meiji Period Bovine Bone Daruma Kobi Doll Ojime
£50.69

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