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 Porcelain Kutani Vase Meiji C1880
Antique Japanese Porcelain Kutani Vase Meiji C1880
£123.05
Antique Japanese Porcelain Meiji Vase C1880 Kutani Palette
Antique Japanese Porcelain Meiji Vase C1880 Kutani Palette
£30.75
Kutani Yaki Ware Hanatsume 2 Sake Bottles and 5 Sake Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Hanatsume 2 Sake Bottles and 5 Sake Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
$179.00
Stunning Antique Japanese Kutani Hand Painted Vase Meiji Period C1900
Stunning Antique Japanese Kutani Hand Painted Vase Meiji Period C1900
£146.14
Vtg Japan Kutani Geisha Sister Ware Gourd Shaped 3 Footed Finger Serving Bowl
Vtg Japan Kutani Geisha Sister Ware Gourd Shaped 3 Footed Finger Serving Bowl
$30.00
KUTANI WARE PLATTER DISK DISH PLATE CARP white red black JAPAN with plate rack
KUTANI WARE PLATTER DISK DISH PLATE CARP white red black JAPAN with plate rack
$19.99
JAPANESE VINTAGE KUTANI WARE BISEN Tea utensils with a cover
JAPANESE VINTAGE KUTANI WARE BISEN Tea utensils with a cover
$9.99
Antique Kutani Nine Valleys Mark Chinese Bowl with Lid 7 Diameter
Antique Kutani Nine Valleys Mark Chinese Bowl with Lid 7 Diameter
$89.00
Japan Kutani china ware pottery Japanese tea cup Yunomi Bowl Owl
Japan Kutani china ware pottery Japanese tea cup Yunomi Bowl Owl
$41.00
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
Vintage Kutani Japanese Tea Set Marked CPO Occupied Japan Teapot Creamer etc
Vintage Kutani Japanese Tea Set Marked CPO Occupied Japan Teapot Creamer etc
$74.95
Vintage Kutani Japanese 6 725 PLATES  3 SAUCERS Marked CPO Occupied Japan
Vintage Kutani Japanese 6 725 PLATES 3 SAUCERS Marked CPO Occupied Japan
$49.95
Japan Kutani porcelain pottery Japanese Color Camellia Tea HANAZUME cup pair
Japan Kutani porcelain pottery Japanese Color Camellia Tea HANAZUME cup pair
$109.00
Andrea by Sadek porcelain hand painted Japanese Kutani vase made in japan
Andrea by Sadek porcelain hand painted Japanese Kutani vase made in japan
$12.99
2 Vintage Used Old White Kutani Japan Porcelainware Porcelain Floral Bird Dishes
2 Vintage Used Old White Kutani Japan Porcelainware Porcelain Floral Bird Dishes
$39.99
Made in Japan Kutani Ware Porcelain Maneki Neko 394 Headstand Cat Kuromori
Made in Japan Kutani Ware Porcelain Maneki Neko 394 Headstand Cat Kuromori
$56.50
Vintage Japanese Hand Painted Porcelain Bowl Antique Kutani Meiji Dragons
Vintage Japanese Hand Painted Porcelain Bowl Antique Kutani Meiji Dragons
$10.00
Hand painted Kutani bowl
Hand painted Kutani bowl
$60.00
Antique Japanese Porcelain Figurine Statue Kutani Sometsuke Scholar Figurine
Antique Japanese Porcelain Figurine Statue Kutani Sometsuke Scholar Figurine
$125.00
ANTIQUE 1850 1899 JAPANESE PORCELAIN THE FAMOUS KUTANI CAT FIGURINE STATUES
ANTIQUE 1850 1899 JAPANESE PORCELAIN THE FAMOUS KUTANI CAT FIGURINE STATUES
$289.00
HAND CARVED ROSEWOOD KWAN YIN BUDDHIST STATUE Guanyin Kannon Bodhisattva Buddha
HAND CARVED ROSEWOOD KWAN YIN BUDDHIST STATUE Guanyin Kannon Bodhisattva Buddha
$800.00
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
£19.98
Vintage Japanese  Kutani Aizu  Porcelain flower vase
Vintage Japanese Kutani Aizu Porcelain flower vase
$48.99
Antique Japanerse Kutani Porcelain Pot Geishas in Landscaperef7584
Antique Japanerse Kutani Porcelain Pot Geishas in Landscaperef7584
£30.75
Superb 8 1 2 KUTANI Plate Meiji Period Hand Decorated Porcelain Gilt SIGNED
Superb 8 1 2 KUTANI Plate Meiji Period Hand Decorated Porcelain Gilt SIGNED
$45.00
19thCentury Edo Meiji Period Wood God of Good Luck Daikoku Stirring Miso Netsuke
19thCentury Edo Meiji Period Wood God of Good Luck Daikoku Stirring Miso Netsuke
£384.56
VFine 18th Century Edo Period Wood Study of a Group of Shitaki Mushrooms Netsuke
VFine 18th Century Edo Period Wood Study of a Group of Shitaki Mushrooms Netsuke
£461.47
19thCentury Meiji Period Bovine Bone Standing Bijin with Fan Hiding Face Netsuke
19thCentury Meiji Period Bovine Bone Standing Bijin with Fan Hiding Face Netsuke
£107.67
VFine 19thCentury Edo Ryujin Wrestling Pearl off Dragon Netsuke Signed Hidetsugu
VFine 19thCentury Edo Ryujin Wrestling Pearl off Dragon Netsuke Signed Hidetsugu
£1,999.77
Mid19thCentury Edo Period Lacquer Shibayama Hannya Kiyohime Netsuke Signed Kozan
Mid19thCentury Edo Period Lacquer Shibayama Hannya Kiyohime Netsuke Signed Kozan
£2,461.26
Very Fine 19th Century Edo Wood Seated Shishi Temple Lion Dog of Fo Netsuke
Very Fine 19th Century Edo Wood Seated Shishi Temple Lion Dog of Fo Netsuke
£615.30
19thCentury Edo Meiji Period Hirado Porcelain Netsuke of Karako with Shishi Mask
19thCentury Edo Meiji Period Hirado Porcelain Netsuke of Karako with Shishi Mask
£307.64
VFine 18th Century Edo Period Carved Tsuishi Guri Lacquer Square Manju Netsuke
VFine 18th Century Edo Period Carved Tsuishi Guri Lacquer Square Manju Netsuke
£461.47
Fine 18th Century Edo Wood Recumbant Sarumwashi Monkey Trainer  Monkey Netsuke
Fine 18th Century Edo Wood Recumbant Sarumwashi Monkey Trainer Monkey Netsuke
£615.30
Very Rare Museum Quality 18th Century Edo Period Standing Hobbled Goat Netsuke
Very Rare Museum Quality 18th Century Edo Period Standing Hobbled Goat Netsuke
£1,076.79
19thCentury Edo Wood Oni Hiding in Box from Thrown Beans Netsuke Signed Hisakazu
19thCentury Edo Wood Oni Hiding in Box from Thrown Beans Netsuke Signed Hisakazu
£922.96
Very Rare  Finely Carved 18th Century Edo Period Wood Seated Goat Netsuke
Very Rare Finely Carved 18th Century Edo Period Wood Seated Goat Netsuke
£1,538.28
Fine 19th Century Edo Period Group of 7 Masks Netsuke Signed Naosada Kounsai
Fine 19th Century Edo Period Group of 7 Masks Netsuke Signed Naosada Kounsai
£307.64
Very Fine 18th Century Edo Period Mingei Staghorn Netsuke of Crab Amongst Shells
Very Fine 18th Century Edo Period Mingei Staghorn Netsuke of Crab Amongst Shells
£199.96
Fine 19th Century Meiji Period Ashinaga South Sea Islander Netsuke Signed Keiun
Fine 19th Century Meiji Period Ashinaga South Sea Islander Netsuke Signed Keiun
£2,745.87

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:

White Japanese MCI Vase Peacocks Kutani Style Nice Gold Trim Marked EUC
White Japanese MCI Vase Peacocks Kutani Style Nice Gold Trim Marked EUC
$19.99
Large Antique Meiji c19th Period Japanese Kutani Kaga Porcelain Bowl 12
Large Antique Meiji c19th Period Japanese Kutani Kaga Porcelain Bowl 12
$149.00
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Cup  Saucer Signed
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Cup Saucer Signed
$18.95
Vintage Scalloped Polychrome Charger Floral Design
Vintage Scalloped Polychrome Charger Floral Design
$29.99
Antique Japanese Kutani Sake Cup Lucky God Motif Sometsuke Exterior
Antique Japanese Kutani Sake Cup Lucky God Motif Sometsuke Exterior
$12.99
2 Kutani Gold  White Stemware Goblet Wine Sake Glasses Floral  Vine
2 Kutani Gold White Stemware Goblet Wine Sake Glasses Floral Vine
$12.00
EDO MEIJI Antique EROTICA Kutani China Plate Y877
EDO MEIJI Antique EROTICA Kutani China Plate Y877
$120.00
Japanese Kutani ware tea set w sign nice painting dandelion teapot 6894
Japanese Kutani ware tea set w sign nice painting dandelion teapot 6894
$24.99
VINTAGE KUTANI COBALT BLUE PORCELAIN GINGER JAR WITH LID HAND PAINTED JAPAN
VINTAGE KUTANI COBALT BLUE PORCELAIN GINGER JAR WITH LID HAND PAINTED JAPAN
$34.99
Japanese Kutani ware sake cup 7set w box Seven Gods of Fortune 7321
Japanese Kutani ware sake cup 7set w box Seven Gods of Fortune 7321
$24.99
KUTANI FINE CHINA SET BAMBOO DESIGN 391 MADE IN JAPAN
KUTANI FINE CHINA SET BAMBOO DESIGN 391 MADE IN JAPAN
$75.00
A2775 1920s Japanese Kutani ware Colored porcelain HAISEN bowl for washing
A2775 1920s Japanese Kutani ware Colored porcelain HAISEN bowl for washing
$24.00
A2744 Japanese Kutani ware White glaze Sencha TEAPOT  CUPS Poetry sculpture
A2744 Japanese Kutani ware White glaze Sencha TEAPOT CUPS Poetry sculpture
$24.00
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA DRAGON VASE Meiji Period By Hododa
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA DRAGON VASE Meiji Period By Hododa
$425.00
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE CHINESE QING DYNASTY BLUE  WHITE PORCELAIN CUP
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE CHINESE QING DYNASTY BLUE WHITE PORCELAIN CUP
$380.00
Genuine Kutani Teapot with Two Matching Footed Cups Bowls with Lids
Genuine Kutani Teapot with Two Matching Footed Cups Bowls with Lids
$29.99
VINTAGE JAPANESE SHOWA PERIOD RED KUTANI PORCELAIN SCHOLAR FIGURINE
VINTAGE JAPANESE SHOWA PERIOD RED KUTANI PORCELAIN SCHOLAR FIGURINE
$99.99
LARGE HAND PAINTED KUTANI PORCELAIN SLEEPING CAT EXCELLENT
LARGE HAND PAINTED KUTANI PORCELAIN SLEEPING CAT EXCELLENT
$99.00
STUNNING ANTIQUE JAPANESE RED LACQUER SAKE BOWL EDO MEIJI Katakuchi Pitcher
STUNNING ANTIQUE JAPANESE RED LACQUER SAKE BOWL EDO MEIJI Katakuchi Pitcher
$950.00
19th Century Japanese Kutani Porcelain Daikoku God Statue
19th Century Japanese Kutani Porcelain Daikoku God Statue
$5,000.00
Antique Japanese Meiji Period Hand Painted KUTANI Porcelain Vase
Antique Japanese Meiji Period Hand Painted KUTANI Porcelain Vase
$25.95
VINTAGE KUTANI SATSUMA PORCELAIN PLATE HANDPAINTED FLORAL MOTIF GOLD GILT
VINTAGE KUTANI SATSUMA PORCELAIN PLATE HANDPAINTED FLORAL MOTIF GOLD GILT
$35.95
KUTANI VERY RARE ashtray ash tray GOOD LUCK SYMBOLS PORCELAIN WITH GREEN GOLD
KUTANI VERY RARE ashtray ash tray GOOD LUCK SYMBOLS PORCELAIN WITH GREEN GOLD
$150.00
JAPANESE VINTAGE YAMAZAKI Kutani YAKI SNACK TRAYS 4SET HAND PAINTED
JAPANESE VINTAGE YAMAZAKI Kutani YAKI SNACK TRAYS 4SET HAND PAINTED
$19.95
VTG KUTANI TAKAHASHI LOVELY HAND DECORATED BIRD DESIGN MINI PLATE
VTG KUTANI TAKAHASHI LOVELY HAND DECORATED BIRD DESIGN MINI PLATE
$8.00
6 Antique Vintage JAPANESE Hand Painted KUTANI SAKE Bamboo POEM CUPS Signed
6 Antique Vintage JAPANESE Hand Painted KUTANI SAKE Bamboo POEM CUPS Signed
$99.99
ANTIQUE JAPANESE POTTERY SAKE BOTTLE Edo Meiji Mingei Tokkuri Wabi Sabi 1800s
ANTIQUE JAPANESE POTTERY SAKE BOTTLE Edo Meiji Mingei Tokkuri Wabi Sabi 1800s
$175.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BLUE  WHITE IMARI COVERED TEAHOUSE BOWL Rare 1800s Porcelain
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BLUE WHITE IMARI COVERED TEAHOUSE BOWL Rare 1800s Porcelain
$120.00
VINTAGE JAPANESE HAKATA DOLL STATUES Rare Mochi Makers Pair Old Man and Woman
VINTAGE JAPANESE HAKATA DOLL STATUES Rare Mochi Makers Pair Old Man and Woman
$145.00
Porcelain 1960s Vintage Kutani Japanese Tea Set 1 Server 5 Cups Excellent Condi
Porcelain 1960s Vintage Kutani Japanese Tea Set 1 Server 5 Cups Excellent Condi
$19.99
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BLUE  WHITE PORCELAIN DISH 1800s Meiji Edo Arita Sometsuke
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BLUE WHITE PORCELAIN DISH 1800s Meiji Edo Arita Sometsuke
$135.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI COVERED BOWL Finest Porcelain Edo 1800s 8 Available
ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI COVERED BOWL Finest Porcelain Edo 1800s 8 Available
$220.00
Guinomi Cup set of the sake by famous pottery Kutani of Japan
Guinomi Cup set of the sake by famous pottery Kutani of Japan
$15.00
KUTANI Oriental Garden Porcelain Flower Vase 6 1 4
KUTANI Oriental Garden Porcelain Flower Vase 6 1 4
$9.55
KUTANI Oriental Garden Flower Cart Porcelain Urn w lid Cobalt Blue trimmed gold
KUTANI Oriental Garden Flower Cart Porcelain Urn w lid Cobalt Blue trimmed gold
$12.26
4 Japanese 1920s Orange Gold Gilt Butterflies Porcelain Teacups Marked
4 Japanese 1920s Orange Gold Gilt Butterflies Porcelain Teacups Marked
$10.00
GORGEOUS ANTIQUE JAPANESE CERAMIC HIBACHI POT Large Heavy Pottery Early 1900s
GORGEOUS ANTIQUE JAPANESE CERAMIC HIBACHI POT Large Heavy Pottery Early 1900s
$350.00
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI DISH Finest Porcelain Edo1800s 6 Available
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI DISH Finest Porcelain Edo1800s 6 Available
$350.00
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE SINO TIBETAN CAST IRON BUDDHA STATUE Buddhist Temple Figure
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE SINO TIBETAN CAST IRON BUDDHA STATUE Buddhist Temple Figure
$700.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE MING DYNASTY DISH Blue  White Swatow Porcelain Kitchen Plate
ANTIQUE CHINESE MING DYNASTY DISH Blue White Swatow Porcelain Kitchen Plate
$165.00

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