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 hand painted porcelain plate finely detailed
Antique Japanese Kutani hand painted porcelain plate finely detailed
$229.00
KUTANI YAKIware Sake Cup Sakura
KUTANI YAKIware Sake Cup Sakura
$23.63
KUTANI YAKIware Sake Cup Bird
KUTANI YAKIware Sake Cup Bird
$26.41
Collectable Vintage KUTANI PORCELAIN MILK JUG Hand Painted Mt Fuji Pattern
Collectable Vintage KUTANI PORCELAIN MILK JUG Hand Painted Mt Fuji Pattern
$12.85
Japanese Kutani Porcelain Incense Burner with Original Wooden Box
Japanese Kutani Porcelain Incense Burner with Original Wooden Box
$49.00
KUTANI YAKIware Sake Cup Gold Clematis
KUTANI YAKIware Sake Cup Gold Clematis
$65.33
Kutani China Porcelain Gold Countryside Platter
Kutani China Porcelain Gold Countryside Platter
$12.00
Kutani ware bowls Mountain Chawan Matcha Green Tea Japanese Porcelain
Kutani ware bowls Mountain Chawan Matcha Green Tea Japanese Porcelain
$66.00
Kutani ware bowls Kyoshu chawan Matcha Green Tea Japanese Porcelain
Kutani ware bowls Kyoshu chawan Matcha Green Tea Japanese Porcelain
$71.00
Japanese Kutani porcelain His and Her covered teacups
Japanese Kutani porcelain His and Her covered teacups
$51.50
Kutani Porcelain Lucky Cat 453 Hana Karakusa Design Maneki Neko
Kutani Porcelain Lucky Cat 453 Hana Karakusa Design Maneki Neko
$49.75
Made in Japan Kutani Yaki 43 Green Owl Porcelain
Made in Japan Kutani Yaki 43 Green Owl Porcelain
$54.50
Sanrio Hello Kitty Kutani Ware Rice Bowl Karakusa Made in Japan NEW
Sanrio Hello Kitty Kutani Ware Rice Bowl Karakusa Made in Japan NEW
$58.00
Sanrio Hello Kitty Kutani Ware Rice Bowl Flower Balloon Made in Japan NEW
Sanrio Hello Kitty Kutani Ware Rice Bowl Flower Balloon Made in Japan NEW
$58.00
Sanrio Hello Kitty Kutani Ware Rice Bowl Flower Made in Japan NEW
Sanrio Hello Kitty Kutani Ware Rice Bowl Flower Made in Japan NEW
$58.00
Sanrio Hello Kitty Kutani Ware Rice Bowl Circle Made in Japan NEW
Sanrio Hello Kitty Kutani Ware Rice Bowl Circle Made in Japan NEW
$58.00
Sanrio Hello Kitty Kutani Ware Rice Bowl Persian Made in Japan NEW
Sanrio Hello Kitty Kutani Ware Rice Bowl Persian Made in Japan NEW
$58.00
Superb KUTANI Japanese Porcelain Bowl GOURD Motif Early Meiji Period SIGNED
Superb KUTANI Japanese Porcelain Bowl GOURD Motif Early Meiji Period SIGNED
$80.00
Antique Vintage Hand Painted Puff Paint Kutani Japan Porcelain Sake Tea Cup Set
Antique Vintage Hand Painted Puff Paint Kutani Japan Porcelain Sake Tea Cup Set
$39.99
Japanese Kutani plate marked Takigawa scenes from 47 samurai 1920s 3201G
Japanese Kutani plate marked Takigawa scenes from 47 samurai 1920s 3201G
£17.17
Sanrio Hello Kitty Kutani Small Plate 5 Pack Set Made in Japan NEW
Sanrio Hello Kitty Kutani Small Plate 5 Pack Set Made in Japan NEW
$102.00
Sanrio Hello Kitty Kutani Small Cup 5 Pack Set Made in Japan NEW
Sanrio Hello Kitty Kutani Small Cup 5 Pack Set Made in Japan NEW
$130.00
Miniature Japanese Porcelain Imari Plate Purple Kutani Fu Iroe
Miniature Japanese Porcelain Imari Plate Purple Kutani Fu Iroe
$8.00
Miniature Japanese Porcelain Imari Plate Orange flower KUTANI FU AKAE
Miniature Japanese Porcelain Imari Plate Orange flower KUTANI FU AKAE
$9.00
Kutani Ware 264 Mike Pair Maneki Neko with Base Stand
Kutani Ware 264 Mike Pair Maneki Neko with Base Stand
$58.95
Miniature Japanese Plate Franklin Porcelain Orange Blue Design W Stand 1982
Miniature Japanese Plate Franklin Porcelain Orange Blue Design W Stand 1982
$12.00
SPECTACULAR ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA DISH Meiji Period Plate 1800s Signed
SPECTACULAR ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA DISH Meiji Period Plate 1800s Signed
$3,525.00
Antique Japanese Blue  White Porcelain Foo Lion Dog Shi Shi with flaming pearl
Antique Japanese Blue White Porcelain Foo Lion Dog Shi Shi with flaming pearl
£134.19
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE CHINESE PORCELAIN SHI INCENSE CENSER Foo Lion Dog Burner
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE CHINESE PORCELAIN SHI INCENSE CENSER Foo Lion Dog Burner
$425.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE MING DYNASTY DISH Blue  White Swatow Porcelain Kitchen Plate
ANTIQUE CHINESE MING DYNASTY DISH Blue White Swatow Porcelain Kitchen Plate
$150.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HAND PAINTED PORCELAIN KUTANI PLATE SIGNED 217 cms
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HAND PAINTED PORCELAIN KUTANI PLATE SIGNED 217 cms
£31.21
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HAND PAINTED KUTANI PORCELAIN PLATE SIGNED 219 cms
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HAND PAINTED KUTANI PORCELAIN PLATE SIGNED 219 cms
£31.21
Meiji Period Japanese Kutani Fan Dance Sucrier
Meiji Period Japanese Kutani Fan Dance Sucrier
$100.00
Antiquec1900JapaneseAritaKutaniHand Painted Small Plate Signed
Antiquec1900JapaneseAritaKutaniHand Painted Small Plate Signed
$40.00
Meiji Period Japanese Kutani Plate
Meiji Period Japanese Kutani Plate
$70.00
Meiji Japanese Kutani Bowl
Meiji Japanese Kutani Bowl
$60.00
Jingdezhen Zhi Republic of China 1911 48 Hand Painted Vase Bird  Flowers
Jingdezhen Zhi Republic of China 1911 48 Hand Painted Vase Bird Flowers
$100.00
Meiji Period Arita Japanese Kutani Inspired Plate Bowl Dragons  Pheonix
Meiji Period Arita Japanese Kutani Inspired Plate Bowl Dragons Pheonix
$65.00
VINTAGE Japan KUTANI Sugar Bowl Porcelain Black Matte Gold Accent
VINTAGE Japan KUTANI Sugar Bowl Porcelain Black Matte Gold Accent
$19.99
4 Vintage Japanese porcelain small vase with Garden room scene Kutani
4 Vintage Japanese porcelain small vase with Garden room scene Kutani
$0.99

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:

Japanese Kutani Style Creamer Covered Sugar Bowl with Quail Peonies
Japanese Kutani Style Creamer Covered Sugar Bowl with Quail Peonies
$25.99
MONUMENTAL 8 FOOT JAPANESE HAND CARVED WOODEN TEMPLE TRANSOM PANEL Shi Ranma
MONUMENTAL 8 FOOT JAPANESE HAND CARVED WOODEN TEMPLE TRANSOM PANEL Shi Ranma
$10,000.00
SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE DARK SETO SAMURAI CHAWAN Chado Tea Bowl Edo Period
SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE DARK SETO SAMURAI CHAWAN Chado Tea Bowl Edo Period
$600.00
MONUMENTAL 16 ANTIQUE JAPANESE SHISHI STATUE Kutani Temple Dog Okimono Foo Lion
MONUMENTAL 16 ANTIQUE JAPANESE SHISHI STATUE Kutani Temple Dog Okimono Foo Lion
$1,500.00
MASSIVE 18 ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI CHARGER Exquisite Edo Porcelain Platter 1800s
MASSIVE 18 ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI CHARGER Exquisite Edo Porcelain Platter 1800s
$2,800.00
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE USUBATA IKEBANA VASE Hokusai Waves Edo Meiji
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE USUBATA IKEBANA VASE Hokusai Waves Edo Meiji
$2,700.00
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
$4,000.00
Japanese Meiji Period Kutani Sei Fluted Porcelain Bowl Rare antique 19th century
Japanese Meiji Period Kutani Sei Fluted Porcelain Bowl Rare antique 19th century
$250.00
MUSEUM QUALITY ANTIQUE JAPANESE GILT WOOD BUDDHA STATUE Edo Period Butsuzo
MUSEUM QUALITY ANTIQUE JAPANESE GILT WOOD BUDDHA STATUE Edo Period Butsuzo
$3,200.00
SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD SATSUMA VASE Stunning Raised Gilding
SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD SATSUMA VASE Stunning Raised Gilding
$1,695.00
LARGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE FLOWER PAINTED BOWL Fabulous Patina Meiji Period 1800s
LARGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE FLOWER PAINTED BOWL Fabulous Patina Meiji Period 1800s
$300.00
RARE ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI ZODIAC DISH Finest Porcelain Edo1800s 6 Available
RARE ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI ZODIAC DISH Finest Porcelain Edo1800s 6 Available
$385.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE CARVED SHRINE OF SAMURAI PROTECTOR Myoken Bosatsu Zushi Buddha
ANTIQUE JAPANESE CARVED SHRINE OF SAMURAI PROTECTOR Myoken Bosatsu Zushi Buddha
$325.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED JADE PRAYER DISK Spinning Double Dragon Plaque Qing
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED JADE PRAYER DISK Spinning Double Dragon Plaque Qing
$175.00
RARE ANTIQUE JAPANESE AOTE KO KUTANI BOWL 1800s Japan Pottery Edo Meiji
RARE ANTIQUE JAPANESE AOTE KO KUTANI BOWL 1800s Japan Pottery Edo Meiji
$350.00
ANTIQUE QING DYNASTY CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE VASE China Porcelain Rare Form
ANTIQUE QING DYNASTY CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE VASE China Porcelain Rare Form
$350.00
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner ginga galaxy bule H8cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner ginga galaxy bule H8cm
$159.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN PLATE
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN PLATE
$80.00
Kutani Satsuma Moriage Enamel Porcelain Oriental Handpainted Signed Large Vase
Kutani Satsuma Moriage Enamel Porcelain Oriental Handpainted Signed Large Vase
$359.99
Vintage Kutani Dark Blue Porcelain 5 Piece Saki Set in Box
Vintage Kutani Dark Blue Porcelain 5 Piece Saki Set in Box
$31.99
Antique Kutani Japanese Eggshell Porcelian Tea Set WWll
Antique Kutani Japanese Eggshell Porcelian Tea Set WWll
$169.00
JAPANESE KUTANI BOTTLE NECK VASE WITH GILDING chinese porcelain pottery
JAPANESE KUTANI BOTTLE NECK VASE WITH GILDING chinese porcelain pottery
£15.59
ANTIQUE JAPANESE PORCELAIN PLATE 19th CENYURY EDO YOSHIDAYA KUTANI FUKU MARK
ANTIQUE JAPANESE PORCELAIN PLATE 19th CENYURY EDO YOSHIDAYA KUTANI FUKU MARK
$150.00
JAPANESE KUTANI DINNERWARE SERVICE FOR 8 ALL THE SERVICE PIECES NEW
JAPANESE KUTANI DINNERWARE SERVICE FOR 8 ALL THE SERVICE PIECES NEW
$500.00
Vintage 1950s Kutani Japanese Tea Set Handpainted Teapot w 6 teacups  lids
Vintage 1950s Kutani Japanese Tea Set Handpainted Teapot w 6 teacups lids
$95.00
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Cup  Saucer Signed
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Cup Saucer Signed
$17.95
STUNNING CHINESE GILT ENAMEL DRAGON BOX Exquisite Small Round Container
STUNNING CHINESE GILT ENAMEL DRAGON BOX Exquisite Small Round Container
$110.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE ENAMEL BOX Champleve Early 1900s Brass with inset stones
ANTIQUE CHINESE ENAMEL BOX Champleve Early 1900s Brass with inset stones
$125.00
Beautiful Japanese Imperial Kutani Round Covered Porcelain Trinket Box
Beautiful Japanese Imperial Kutani Round Covered Porcelain Trinket Box
$41.00
BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA BOWL Large Signed Koshida Piece Early 1900s
BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA BOWL Large Signed Koshida Piece Early 1900s
$145.00
Antique Japanese porcelain bowl
Antique Japanese porcelain bowl
$39.00
GORGEOUS PAIR OF JAPANESE SATSUMA PLATES Thousand Flowers Millefleur 2 Dishes
GORGEOUS PAIR OF JAPANESE SATSUMA PLATES Thousand Flowers Millefleur 2 Dishes
$129.00
GORGEOUS ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA TEA CUP Thousand Flowers Millefleur Demitasse
GORGEOUS ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA TEA CUP Thousand Flowers Millefleur Demitasse
$129.00
Japanese Kutani or Yokohama plate marked Kuhn  Komor 1920s 1836
Japanese Kutani or Yokohama plate marked Kuhn Komor 1920s 1836
£93.63
WANG YANI CHINESE PAINTING Famous Child Prodigy 1980s Watercolor of Monkeys
WANG YANI CHINESE PAINTING Famous Child Prodigy 1980s Watercolor of Monkeys
$5,000.00
VINTAGE KUTANI EXOTIC PLATE DISH HAND PAINTED FLOWERS  BIRDS 6 1 4 DIAMETER
VINTAGE KUTANI EXOTIC PLATE DISH HAND PAINTED FLOWERS BIRDS 6 1 4 DIAMETER
$15.00
FINE ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI LIDDED BOWL Porcelain Meiji 1800s  Lucky Deities
FINE ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI LIDDED BOWL Porcelain Meiji 1800s Lucky Deities
$135.00
Large Porcelain Imari Kutani Nemuri Neko Sleeping Cat Made in Japan Black
Large Porcelain Imari Kutani Nemuri Neko Sleeping Cat Made in Japan Black
$45.00
Vintage Japanese porcelain small vase with beautiful flowers signed Kutani
Vintage Japanese porcelain small vase with beautiful flowers signed Kutani
$99.00
Antique Kutani Egg Shell Porcelain Cup and Saucers Geisha Lithophane Japan
Antique Kutani Egg Shell Porcelain Cup and Saucers Geisha Lithophane Japan
$25.00

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