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.

The flower vase of Kutani very beautiful pattern Japanese traditional art T04
The flower vase of Kutani very beautiful pattern Japanese traditional art T04
$15.00
Antique Meiji Kutani porcelain Snack Set Cup  Saucer in the Satsuma Style 4
Antique Meiji Kutani porcelain Snack Set Cup Saucer in the Satsuma Style 4
$49.00
Vintage Japanese Multi color Porcelain Scalloped Three Footed Bowl
Vintage Japanese Multi color Porcelain Scalloped Three Footed Bowl
$7.95
Japanese Kutani Fine Porcelain Tea Pot Hand Painted Showa Era Circa 1930s 40s
Japanese Kutani Fine Porcelain Tea Pot Hand Painted Showa Era Circa 1930s 40s
£35.69
Soy sauce bottl of Kutani very beautiful pattern Japanese traditional art T05
Soy sauce bottl of Kutani very beautiful pattern Japanese traditional art T05
$15.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE POTTERY SAKE BOTTLE Edo Period Mingei Tokkuri Wabi Sabi 1800s
ANTIQUE JAPANESE POTTERY SAKE BOTTLE Edo Period Mingei Tokkuri Wabi Sabi 1800s
$250.00
1912 1926 JAPANESE KUTANI TAISHO ERO PLATE HEAVY BLUE MORIAGE PORCELAIN
1912 1926 JAPANESE KUTANI TAISHO ERO PLATE HEAVY BLUE MORIAGE PORCELAIN
$39.99
Japanese Kutani Fine Porcelain Hand Painted Cake Plate 85 Showa Era C1930s 40s
Japanese Kutani Fine Porcelain Hand Painted Cake Plate 85 Showa Era C1930s 40s
£19.33
ANTIQUE KUTANI BOTTLE VASE JAPANESE PORCELAIN HAND PAINTED BIRDS AND FLOWERS
ANTIQUE KUTANI BOTTLE VASE JAPANESE PORCELAIN HAND PAINTED BIRDS AND FLOWERS
£7.42
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HAND PAINTED KUTANI BOTTLE VASE
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HAND PAINTED KUTANI BOTTLE VASE
£24.92
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HAND PAINTED KUTANI SATSUMA BOTTLE VASE
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HAND PAINTED KUTANI SATSUMA BOTTLE VASE
£7.42
ANTIQUE Meiji PERIOD JAPANESE HAND PAINTED KUTANI OIL LAMP
ANTIQUE Meiji PERIOD JAPANESE HAND PAINTED KUTANI OIL LAMP
£65.46
19thc JAPANESE KO KUTANI DOUBLE DRAGON NECK SAGE DESIGNED VASE
19thc JAPANESE KO KUTANI DOUBLE DRAGON NECK SAGE DESIGNED VASE
£52.06
ANTIQUE JAPANESE NEGORO LACQUER CHABAKO TEA BOX Chanoyu Urushi Black Red Chado
ANTIQUE JAPANESE NEGORO LACQUER CHABAKO TEA BOX Chanoyu Urushi Black Red Chado
$285.00
19thc JAPANESE KO KUTANI DOUBLE GOURD SHAPED SIGNED VASE
19thc JAPANESE KO KUTANI DOUBLE GOURD SHAPED SIGNED VASE
£52.06
Kutani Tea Set for 4 Cobalt Blue with Flowers
Kutani Tea Set for 4 Cobalt Blue with Flowers
$28.00
Antique Japanese Kutani Bowl with Scholars Attendants Porcelain Signed Landscape
Antique Japanese Kutani Bowl with Scholars Attendants Porcelain Signed Landscape
$6.99
Fine Old Pair of Japanese Kutani Porcelain Floral Motif Saki Bottles SIGNED
Fine Old Pair of Japanese Kutani Porcelain Floral Motif Saki Bottles SIGNED
$22.50
Vintage Large Genuine Kutani Porcelain Table Lamp Green Gold w 2 Matching Vases+
Vintage Large Genuine Kutani Porcelain Table Lamp Green Gold w 2 Matching Vases+
$145.00
Japanese Kutani Fine Porcelain Hand Painted Plate 725 Showa Era C1930s 40s
Japanese Kutani Fine Porcelain Hand Painted Plate 725 Showa Era C1930s 40s
£14.86
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Plate Hand Painted Flowers Floral Marked
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Plate Hand Painted Flowers Floral Marked
$29.99
Kutani Cobalt Blue Porcelain Trinket Box
Kutani Cobalt Blue Porcelain Trinket Box
$6.99
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BLUE  WHITE IMARI COVERED TEAHOUSE BOWL Rare 1800s Porcelain
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BLUE WHITE IMARI COVERED TEAHOUSE BOWL Rare 1800s Porcelain
$130.00
Antique Meiji Kutani Porcelain Snack Set Cup  Saucer in the Satsuma Style 3
Antique Meiji Kutani Porcelain Snack Set Cup Saucer in the Satsuma Style 3
$49.00
Antique Meiji Kutani Porcelain Snack Set Cup  Saucer in the Satsuma Style 2
Antique Meiji Kutani Porcelain Snack Set Cup Saucer in the Satsuma Style 2
$49.00
Antique Meiji Kutani Porcelain Bachelors Cup  Saucer in the Satsuma Style 1
Antique Meiji Kutani Porcelain Bachelors Cup Saucer in the Satsuma Style 1
$49.00
Vintage Kutani Satsuma Style Porcelain Enamel Hand Painted Morriage Plate Marked
Vintage Kutani Satsuma Style Porcelain Enamel Hand Painted Morriage Plate Marked
$22.22
Antique Japanese Kutani Gilded White Porcelain Sleeping Cat
Antique Japanese Kutani Gilded White Porcelain Sleeping Cat
$119.99
Made in Japan Kutani Ware Porcelain Maneki Neko 394 Koban Maneki Neko Mori
Made in Japan Kutani Ware Porcelain Maneki Neko 394 Koban Maneki Neko Mori
$48.82
Antique Japanese Porcelain Bowl KUTANI SIGNED
Antique Japanese Porcelain Bowl KUTANI SIGNED
$36.00
Pair of Japanese Kutani Porcelain Foo Dogs Circa 1890
Pair of Japanese Kutani Porcelain Foo Dogs Circa 1890
$650.00
Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Ware Porcelain 55 Mori Maneki Neko
Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Ware Porcelain 55 Mori Maneki Neko
$59.98
Vintage MCI Aito Collectible Kutani Golden Dragon Porcelain Urn circa 1960
Vintage MCI Aito Collectible Kutani Golden Dragon Porcelain Urn circa 1960
$14.75
SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE SETO CHAWAN Chado Tea Bowl with Swirl Mikomi and Kodai
SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE SETO CHAWAN Chado Tea Bowl with Swirl Mikomi and Kodai
$375.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BLUE  WHITE PORCELAIN TEA BOWL Edo Cobalt Ko Sometsuke
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BLUE WHITE PORCELAIN TEA BOWL Edo Cobalt Ko Sometsuke
$750.00
Vintage Hand Painted Kutani Porcelain Plate Plaque
Vintage Hand Painted Kutani Porcelain Plate Plaque
$5.00
Kutani Porcelain Tea Set Cobalt Blue MA2
Kutani Porcelain Tea Set Cobalt Blue MA2
$29.00
Vintage Japanese Kutani Creamer Wisteria
Vintage Japanese Kutani Creamer Wisteria
$18.00
GORGEOUS ANTIQUE JAPANESE WOODBLOCK Benji Asada Yakasa Pagoda in Snow Kyoto
GORGEOUS ANTIQUE JAPANESE WOODBLOCK Benji Asada Yakasa Pagoda in Snow Kyoto
$125.00
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD SATSUMA SAMURAI VASE Signed 1800s Japan
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD SATSUMA SAMURAI VASE Signed 1800s Japan
$2,300.00

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:

Very Fine 19th Century Meiji Arita Kutani Kinrande Kyusu Teapot Sakipot Signed
Very Fine 19th Century Meiji Arita Kutani Kinrande Kyusu Teapot Sakipot Signed
£59.50
Antique Japanese Kutani Handpainted Imari Pallet 12 Pc Chocolate Set Meiji
Antique Japanese Kutani Handpainted Imari Pallet 12 Pc Chocolate Set Meiji
$59.99
Kutani eggshell porcelain cup and saucer geisha lithophane c 1950s Japan
Kutani eggshell porcelain cup and saucer geisha lithophane c 1950s Japan
$19.95
Important Kutani Hand Painted Eggshell Porcelain Butterfly Cup and Saucer
Important Kutani Hand Painted Eggshell Porcelain Butterfly Cup and Saucer
$145.00
VINTAGE JAPANESE KUTANI OR SATSUMA PORCELAIN FLORAL HAND PAINTED VASE
VINTAGE JAPANESE KUTANI OR SATSUMA PORCELAIN FLORAL HAND PAINTED VASE
$12.50
Kutani Porcelain Ware Bird Flower Bowl Made in Japan
Kutani Porcelain Ware Bird Flower Bowl Made in Japan
$19.00
Antique Japanese Geisha Plate Eggshell Porcelain c1920
Antique Japanese Geisha Plate Eggshell Porcelain c1920
$29.00
Antique Japanese KUTANI Hand Painted Porcelain Shallow Bowl Dish Signed
Antique Japanese KUTANI Hand Painted Porcelain Shallow Bowl Dish Signed
$49.00
Andrea by Sadek porcelain hand painted Japanese Kutani vase made in japan
Andrea by Sadek porcelain hand painted Japanese Kutani vase made in japan
$24.99
Japan Kutani porcelain pottery Japanese Color Camellia Tea HANAZUME cup pair
Japan Kutani porcelain pottery Japanese Color Camellia Tea HANAZUME cup pair
$109.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE EXPORT PORCELAIN KUTANI TEA SET TYPE PRESERVATION ITEMS
ANTIQUE JAPANESE EXPORT PORCELAIN KUTANI TEA SET TYPE PRESERVATION ITEMS
$45.00
VINTAGE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN CUP  SAUCER SIGNED
VINTAGE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN CUP SAUCER SIGNED
$8.00
Kutani tea cup Porcelain Matcha Green tea Japanese bowl HANAZUME set of 2
Kutani tea cup Porcelain Matcha Green tea Japanese bowl HANAZUME set of 2
$95.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI SATSUMA CERAMIC HAND PAINTED VASE gold dots porcelain
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI SATSUMA CERAMIC HAND PAINTED VASE gold dots porcelain
$6.99
Japan Kutani china ware pottery Japanese tea cup Yunomi Bowl Owl
Japan Kutani china ware pottery Japanese tea cup Yunomi Bowl Owl
$41.00
ANTIQUE KUTANI JAPANESE WHITE QUAIL BIRDS AUTHENTIC KILN STAMP
ANTIQUE KUTANI JAPANESE WHITE QUAIL BIRDS AUTHENTIC KILN STAMP
$55.00
Post 1940 George Briard Porcelain Royal Tapestry Pattern Cup and Saucer  CG
Post 1940 George Briard Porcelain Royal Tapestry Pattern Cup and Saucer CG
$195.00
Vintage Japanese Set Of Six Kutani Porcelain Rice Bowls
Vintage Japanese Set Of Six Kutani Porcelain Rice Bowls
$19.99
Japanese Yunomi Tea Cup for kids KUTANI YAKIware New
Japanese Yunomi Tea Cup for kids KUTANI YAKIware New
$58.52
SIGNED ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN CORN COB PITCHER BUTTERFLIES
SIGNED ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN CORN COB PITCHER BUTTERFLIES
$9.99
NEW Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko choho from japan
NEW Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko choho from japan
$74.00
New Japanese Pray Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko choho from japan
New Japanese Pray Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko choho from japan
$73.00
STUNNING LARGE JAPANESE SATSUMA CHARGER MEIJI PERIOD MUSEUM QUALITY GILT DISH
STUNNING LARGE JAPANESE SATSUMA CHARGER MEIJI PERIOD MUSEUM QUALITY GILT DISH
$4,750.00
SUPERB ANTIQUE CHINESE BRONZE GU Late Shang Dynasty Archaic Wine Vessel
SUPERB ANTIQUE CHINESE BRONZE GU Late Shang Dynasty Archaic Wine Vessel
$58,000.00
LARGE ANTIQUE CHINESE BLUE  WHITE PORCELAIN BOWL Qing Dynasty Ko Sometsuke
LARGE ANTIQUE CHINESE BLUE WHITE PORCELAIN BOWL Qing Dynasty Ko Sometsuke
$3,250.00
JAPANESE KUTANI 1810 1910 OVERGLAZE RED  GREEN BOWL SIGNED
JAPANESE KUTANI 1810 1910 OVERGLAZE RED GREEN BOWL SIGNED
$39.99
Japanese Antique KUTANI YAKI 2cups MEOTO YUNOMI SENCHA tea ceremony CHADO unused
Japanese Antique KUTANI YAKI 2cups MEOTO YUNOMI SENCHA tea ceremony CHADO unused
$14.99
LOVELY JAPANESE TASHIRO SHOTEN SUGAR BOWL SIGNED
LOVELY JAPANESE TASHIRO SHOTEN SUGAR BOWL SIGNED
$17.99
Signed 19th C Rare Japanese Kutani Satsuma Porcelain Urn Vase Estate Find
Signed 19th C Rare Japanese Kutani Satsuma Porcelain Urn Vase Estate Find
$225.00
Kutani Gold White Porcelain Oriental Scene Volcano Village Bridge Oval Bowl
Kutani Gold White Porcelain Oriental Scene Volcano Village Bridge Oval Bowl
$35.00
2 SIGNED ANTIQUE MEIJI HANDPAINTED KUTANI SAKE BOWLS C 1900
2 SIGNED ANTIQUE MEIJI HANDPAINTED KUTANI SAKE BOWLS C 1900
$29.99
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE REVERSE DRAGON PORCELAIN MEIPING VASE
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE REVERSE DRAGON PORCELAIN MEIPING VASE
$12,000.00
MUSEUM QUALITY ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE DRAGON VASE Signed Edo Meiji Usubata
MUSEUM QUALITY ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE DRAGON VASE Signed Edo Meiji Usubata
$4,250.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE TOSA SCHOOL FOLDING SCREEN Edo 6 Panel Byobu Birds and Flowers
ANTIQUE JAPANESE TOSA SCHOOL FOLDING SCREEN Edo 6 Panel Byobu Birds and Flowers
$5,800.00
Antique Japan Kutani hand painted porcelain Chocolate Coffee pot Geishas Signed
Antique Japan Kutani hand painted porcelain Chocolate Coffee pot Geishas Signed
$28.80
ANTIQUE TIBETAN BRONZE BUTTER LAMP Temple Light Stand 1800s Buddhist Tibet
ANTIQUE TIBETAN BRONZE BUTTER LAMP Temple Light Stand 1800s Buddhist Tibet
$295.00
RARE ANTIQUE JAPANESE AOTE KO KUTANI BOWL 1800s Japan Pottery Edo Meiji
RARE ANTIQUE JAPANESE AOTE KO KUTANI BOWL 1800s Japan Pottery Edo Meiji
$525.00
SUPERB ANTIQUE EDO MEIJI PERIOD JAPANESE LACQUER DISH Maki e Urushi Japan
SUPERB ANTIQUE EDO MEIJI PERIOD JAPANESE LACQUER DISH Maki e Urushi Japan
$90.00
Gold Trimmed Japanese Kutani Hand Painted 3 x 3 Porcelain Dish w Lid
Gold Trimmed Japanese Kutani Hand Painted 3 x 3 Porcelain Dish w Lid
$17.99
SUPERB ANTIQUE CHINESE WUCAI PORCELAIN SQUARE DISH Qing Dynasty Famille Verte
SUPERB ANTIQUE CHINESE WUCAI PORCELAIN SQUARE DISH Qing Dynasty Famille Verte
$395.00

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