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.

Vintage FUJITA KUTANI GINGER JAR COBALT BLUE white FLOWERS China Chinese
Vintage FUJITA KUTANI GINGER JAR COBALT BLUE white FLOWERS China Chinese
$34.99
Beautiful Vintage Hand Painted Tea Cup  Saucer Bibi Japan Circa 1950
Beautiful Vintage Hand Painted Tea Cup Saucer Bibi Japan Circa 1950
$9.99
Kutani Japanese Handpainted Mid Century Cigarette Lighter Ashtray Set of Four
Kutani Japanese Handpainted Mid Century Cigarette Lighter Ashtray Set of Four
$69.99
4 Japanese Kutani Tea Cups Signed Porcelain Lotus Blossoms Birds
4 Japanese Kutani Tea Cups Signed Porcelain Lotus Blossoms Birds
$33.00
ASIAN KUTANI STYLE PINK FLORAL COBALT BLUE COVERED BOWL  RECTANGULAR DISH
ASIAN KUTANI STYLE PINK FLORAL COBALT BLUE COVERED BOWL RECTANGULAR DISH
$49.99
KUTANI 31 piece set of Vintage Hand painted Japan Porcelain China dinnerware
KUTANI 31 piece set of Vintage Hand painted Japan Porcelain China dinnerware
$49.95
VINTAGE KUTANI CPO JAPAN HAND PAINTED JAPANESE ASIAN ART PORCELAIN GOLD PLATE
VINTAGE KUTANI CPO JAPAN HAND PAINTED JAPANESE ASIAN ART PORCELAIN GOLD PLATE
$49.99
GORGEOUS ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA CREAM  SUGAR SET Thousand Flowers Millefleur
GORGEOUS ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA CREAM SUGAR SET Thousand Flowers Millefleur
$350.00
ANTIQUE KASHMIRI HAND HAMMERED WATER DIPPER Kashmir India Ladle Moghul
ANTIQUE KASHMIRI HAND HAMMERED WATER DIPPER Kashmir India Ladle Moghul
$325.00
Porcelain Satsuma or Kutani Teapot Bamboo Handle Peacock  Flowers Gold DESIGN
Porcelain Satsuma or Kutani Teapot Bamboo Handle Peacock Flowers Gold DESIGN
$7.99
VNT Cobalt Blue Kutani Style Japan Table Lighter  Ashtray Set wEnameled Peafowl
VNT Cobalt Blue Kutani Style Japan Table Lighter Ashtray Set wEnameled Peafowl
$29.99
Japanese antique Kutani porcelain vase Meiji period 1868  1912
Japanese antique Kutani porcelain vase Meiji period 1868 1912
$600.00
FINE JAPANESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN KOGO Incense Container for Tea Ceremony
FINE JAPANESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN KOGO Incense Container for Tea Ceremony
$125.00
Kutani Fine China Hayasi Geisha Girl Salad Plate
Kutani Fine China Hayasi Geisha Girl Salad Plate
$9.99
Kutani Fine China Hayasi Geisha Girl Sugar Bowl
Kutani Fine China Hayasi Geisha Girl Sugar Bowl
$22.99
Kutani Fine China Hayasi Geisha Girl Tea Pot w lid
Kutani Fine China Hayasi Geisha Girl Tea Pot w lid
$89.99
Wedgwood Kutani Crane Ashtray 4 1 2
Wedgwood Kutani Crane Ashtray 4 1 2
$9.57
FABULOUS BIG KUTANI KAGA WARE JAPANESE POTTERY VASE 1800s  MORIAGI
FABULOUS BIG KUTANI KAGA WARE JAPANESE POTTERY VASE 1800s MORIAGI
$442.60
Kutani Plates Signed Butterfly Flowers Celadon Gold Art deco
Kutani Plates Signed Butterfly Flowers Celadon Gold Art deco
$28.50
Saucer Georges Briard Royal Tapestry 22k gold Floral Geometric
Saucer Georges Briard Royal Tapestry 22k gold Floral Geometric
$0.99
KUTANI CHINA BUNJI HANDPAINTED COVERED DISH WHITE GOLD BUDDHA GOLD TRIM
KUTANI CHINA BUNJI HANDPAINTED COVERED DISH WHITE GOLD BUDDHA GOLD TRIM
$34.99
Floral VINTAGE COLLECTIBLE Kutani yaki ware Japanese sake Wine Glasses 2
Floral VINTAGE COLLECTIBLE Kutani yaki ware Japanese sake Wine Glasses 2
$98.39
FABULOUS ANTIQUE CHINESE RED LACQUER BOX Qing Dynasty 1800s Ornate Brass Trim
FABULOUS ANTIQUE CHINESE RED LACQUER BOX Qing Dynasty 1800s Ornate Brass Trim
$325.00
Vintage Cobalt Blue Porcelain Two Handled Vase Kutani Style Japan 85 tall
Vintage Cobalt Blue Porcelain Two Handled Vase Kutani Style Japan 85 tall
$12.99
Oriental VASE Porcelain Kutani Japan Cobalt Gold Floral Rooster Poultry Marked
Oriental VASE Porcelain Kutani Japan Cobalt Gold Floral Rooster Poultry Marked
$29.99
Ceramic Kutani Cobalt Blue Gold Gilded Floral Ashtray or Ikebana Made In Japan
Ceramic Kutani Cobalt Blue Gold Gilded Floral Ashtray or Ikebana Made In Japan
$4.50
Japanese Kutani bowl mountain trees porcelain
Japanese Kutani bowl mountain trees porcelain
$50.00
2 Kutani Geishaware Hand Painted 7 1 2 Plates Chop Marked Vintage
2 Kutani Geishaware Hand Painted 7 1 2 Plates Chop Marked Vintage
$12.99
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
$99.99
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
$99.99
2 Kutani Geishaware Hand Painted 6 Plates Chop Marked Vintage
2 Kutani Geishaware Hand Painted 6 Plates Chop Marked Vintage
$9.99
Vtg Japanese KUTANI Hand Painted VASE Porcelain Signed Original Japan
Vtg Japanese KUTANI Hand Painted VASE Porcelain Signed Original Japan
$49.99
SKULL Unique Japanese Kutani Porcelain large limited dekomori
SKULL Unique Japanese Kutani Porcelain large limited dekomori
$1,999.99
SKULL Unique Japanese Kutani Porcelain large limited blue
SKULL Unique Japanese Kutani Porcelain large limited blue
$1,999.99
SKULL Unique Japanese Kutani Porcelain large limited black japan
SKULL Unique Japanese Kutani Porcelain large limited black japan
$1,999.99
SKULL Unique Japanese Kutani Porcelain large limited red dragon
SKULL Unique Japanese Kutani Porcelain large limited red dragon
$1,999.99
Beautiful Japanese Kutani porcelain Chocolate pot pheasant Meiji period no lid
Beautiful Japanese Kutani porcelain Chocolate pot pheasant Meiji period no lid
$59.99
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HAND CARVED WOOD STATUE Mingei Carving Shoki  Oni Okimono
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HAND CARVED WOOD STATUE Mingei Carving Shoki Oni Okimono
$265.00
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD LACQUER SUTRA BOX Makie e Adornment
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD LACQUER SUTRA BOX Makie e Adornment
$400.00
LOVELY VINTAGE KUTANI PORCELAIN PLATTERMT FUJI  MORE
LOVELY VINTAGE KUTANI PORCELAIN PLATTERMT FUJI MORE
$14.99

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:

Vintage Japan Cermaic Pottery Exports ID 1860 1920 Imari Satsuma Hirado Kutani
Vintage Japan Cermaic Pottery Exports ID 1860 1920 Imari Satsuma Hirado Kutani
$49.95
Made in Japan Kutani Yaki Porcelain 75 Red Shishi Dragon Foo Lion Dog
Made in Japan Kutani Yaki Porcelain 75 Red Shishi Dragon Foo Lion Dog
$187.00
1900 1940 Signed Japanese Kutani Bowl Ladies Geisha Girl Multi Color Porcelain
1900 1940 Signed Japanese Kutani Bowl Ladies Geisha Girl Multi Color Porcelain
$9.95
Antique Signed Kutani Hand Painted Porcelain Vase Jug
Antique Signed Kutani Hand Painted Porcelain Vase Jug
$39.00
MID CENTURY JAPANESE BIBI RARE PORCELAIN PLATE KUTANI STYLE
MID CENTURY JAPANESE BIBI RARE PORCELAIN PLATE KUTANI STYLE
$39.95
pre owned VGC Small Porcelain Kutani Dish Takahashi Japanese Marking
pre owned VGC Small Porcelain Kutani Dish Takahashi Japanese Marking
$3.99
GOD OF PLENTY WEALTH  GOOD FORTUNE KUTANI MORIAGE SATSUMA MARKED FIGURINE
GOD OF PLENTY WEALTH GOOD FORTUNE KUTANI MORIAGE SATSUMA MARKED FIGURINE
$15.00
KUTANI JAPANESE PORCELAIN Small Scalloped Bowl
KUTANI JAPANESE PORCELAIN Small Scalloped Bowl
$19.00
Antique Dai Nippon Kutani zo Sake Saki Porcelain Cup
Antique Dai Nippon Kutani zo Sake Saki Porcelain Cup
$9.99
Vintage oriental Kutani porcelain dinner plate
Vintage oriental Kutani porcelain dinner plate
$55.00
4 White Gold Signed Kutani Oriental Scene Water Wheel Fruit Bowels  Butter Plat
4 White Gold Signed Kutani Oriental Scene Water Wheel Fruit Bowels Butter Plat
$30.00
Made in Japan Kutani yaki Porcelain 59 Iroe Plate Sansui Design
Made in Japan Kutani yaki Porcelain 59 Iroe Plate Sansui Design
$27.99
Made in Japan Kutani yaki Porcelain 59 Iroe Aotejyu Mokuyou Design
Made in Japan Kutani yaki Porcelain 59 Iroe Aotejyu Mokuyou Design
$27.99
Made in Japan Kutani yaki Porcelain Chawan Rice Bowl Stone Pavement Design
Made in Japan Kutani yaki Porcelain Chawan Rice Bowl Stone Pavement Design
$34.99
antique signed porcelain ewer pitcher fine porcelain Kutani Japan 19th c 5 3 4
antique signed porcelain ewer pitcher fine porcelain Kutani Japan 19th c 5 3 4
$9.99
Kutani Yellow and Gold Porcelain Chyrsanthemum Ashtray Dish No Reserve
Kutani Yellow and Gold Porcelain Chyrsanthemum Ashtray Dish No Reserve
$15.00
Made in Japan Kutani yaki Porcelain 59 Iroe Plate Stone Pavement Design
Made in Japan Kutani yaki Porcelain 59 Iroe Plate Stone Pavement Design
$27.99
Old Kutani lidded bowl in porcelain on foot from Japan c 1920
Old Kutani lidded bowl in porcelain on foot from Japan c 1920
$135.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE GOUACHE PAINTING School of Spoilum 1700s Early 1800s Qing
ANTIQUE CHINESE GOUACHE PAINTING School of Spoilum 1700s Early 1800s Qing
$28,000.00
Sothebys  Arts D Asie Auction Catalog Paris Auction Catalog 2007
Sothebys Arts D Asie Auction Catalog Paris Auction Catalog 2007
$15.99
Rago  Furnishing Americana Asian Toys Fine Antiques Auction Catalog 2007
Rago Furnishing Americana Asian Toys Fine Antiques Auction Catalog 2007
$9.99
Japanese Porcelain Teapot Kutani
Japanese Porcelain Teapot Kutani
$25.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI SATSUMA DISH Exquisite Detail By Hattori Museum Quality
ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI SATSUMA DISH Exquisite Detail By Hattori Museum Quality
$6,000.00
Japanese Kutani Miniature signed porcelain vase red rose pattern
Japanese Kutani Miniature signed porcelain vase red rose pattern
$12.99
OM3 Vintage Japanese Hand painted Plate of Kutani Ware Dia 93 Hotei
OM3 Vintage Japanese Hand painted Plate of Kutani Ware Dia 93 Hotei
$19.90
c1958 Vintage Porcelain Blue  White Raticulated Temple Jar with Lid Thailand
c1958 Vintage Porcelain Blue White Raticulated Temple Jar with Lid Thailand
$75.00
K242 1960s japanese Kutani ware Incense burner gold paint Nishida Syuhou made
K242 1960s japanese Kutani ware Incense burner gold paint Nishida Syuhou made
$50.00
4 c1940 Rare Japanese Porcelain Kutani Thousand Flower Pattern Rice Bowls w Lid
4 c1940 Rare Japanese Porcelain Kutani Thousand Flower Pattern Rice Bowls w Lid
$145.00
Made in Japan Kutani Porcelain Old Man with Staff
Made in Japan Kutani Porcelain Old Man with Staff
$20.00
IMPORTANT ANTIQUE CHINESE MING BRONZE GUANYIN VOTIVE STATUE Museum Quality
IMPORTANT ANTIQUE CHINESE MING BRONZE GUANYIN VOTIVE STATUE Museum Quality
$38,000.00
SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE EDO PERIOD SUMI SCROLL PAINTING Kano Masunobu 1600s
SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE EDO PERIOD SUMI SCROLL PAINTING Kano Masunobu 1600s
$2,350.00
Made in Japan Kutani Porcelain Merchant
Made in Japan Kutani Porcelain Merchant
$20.00
Made in Japan Kutani Porcelain Samurai
Made in Japan Kutani Porcelain Samurai
$20.00
UJ7 Japanese Hand painted Incense Burner of Kutani ware with Signed wooden box
UJ7 Japanese Hand painted Incense Burner of Kutani ware with Signed wooden box
$35.00
UE6 Antique Japanese Porcelain Soba Cup of Kutani ware 19c
UE6 Antique Japanese Porcelain Soba Cup of Kutani ware 19c
$19.90
UF3 Antique Japanese Hand painted plate of Kutani Ware 19C Dia 94
UF3 Antique Japanese Hand painted plate of Kutani Ware 19C Dia 94
$24.90
Old Kutani open sugar bowl
Old Kutani open sugar bowl
$19.99
UG2 Antique Japanese Hand painted Bowl Kutani ware 19C
UG2 Antique Japanese Hand painted Bowl Kutani ware 19C
$35.00
UG3 Vintage Japanese Hand painted Tea Plate Kutani ware Tea ceremony
UG3 Vintage Japanese Hand painted Tea Plate Kutani ware Tea ceremony
$24.90
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE USUBATA IKEBANA VASE Signed Nakao Munesada Edo Meiji
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE USUBATA IKEBANA VASE Signed Nakao Munesada Edo Meiji
$495.00

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