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 Genuine KUTANI Vase JAPAN Signed  Original Sticker
Vintage Genuine KUTANI Vase JAPAN Signed Original Sticker
$5.99
Antique Japan Porcelain Geisha Girl Bowl Scallop Kutani Japanese Handpaint EXC
Antique Japan Porcelain Geisha Girl Bowl Scallop Kutani Japanese Handpaint EXC
$29.99
STUNNING ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI COVERED BOWL Porcelain Meiji 1800s 8 available
STUNNING ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI COVERED BOWL Porcelain Meiji 1800s 8 available
$175.00
MUSEUM QUALITY ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE DRAGON VASE Signed Edo Meiji Usubata
MUSEUM QUALITY ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE DRAGON VASE Signed Edo Meiji Usubata
$6,500.00
LARGE 10 ANTIQUE JAPANESE RED LACQUER BOWL Edo Meiji Maki e Takamakie Shinto
LARGE 10 ANTIQUE JAPANESE RED LACQUER BOWL Edo Meiji Maki e Takamakie Shinto
$275.00
Vtg 60s Japanese Genuine Kutani Quail Bird Pair Small Large Gold Gilt Figurines
Vtg 60s Japanese Genuine Kutani Quail Bird Pair Small Large Gold Gilt Figurines
$29.99
Made in Japan Kutani Yaki Porcelain Flower Vase 71 Aotibu Tessen
Made in Japan Kutani Yaki Porcelain Flower Vase 71 Aotibu Tessen
$71.25
Fabulous Vintage Japanese Kutani Handpainted Hotei with his sack
Fabulous Vintage Japanese Kutani Handpainted Hotei with his sack
$125.00
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE KOREAN JOSEON CELADON BOTTLE FORM VASE Choson Dynasty Pottery
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE KOREAN JOSEON CELADON BOTTLE FORM VASE Choson Dynasty Pottery
$1,400.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI HAND PAINTED PORCELAIN VASE NO RESERVE
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI HAND PAINTED PORCELAIN VASE NO RESERVE
$19.95
VINTAGE KUTANI CERAMIC TRAY 13 1 2 X 11 1 2 GORGEOUS
VINTAGE KUTANI CERAMIC TRAY 13 1 2 X 11 1 2 GORGEOUS
$49.00
JAPANESE KUTANI 1810 1910 OVERGLAZE RED  GREEN BOWL SIGNED
JAPANESE KUTANI 1810 1910 OVERGLAZE RED GREEN BOWL SIGNED
$39.99
Large Rose Jar Form Hand Decorated Kutani Porcelain Vase Impressive
Large Rose Jar Form Hand Decorated Kutani Porcelain Vase Impressive
$0.99
ANTIQUE THAI BRONZE GUARDIAN LION STATUE Singha Thailand Foo Temple Protector
ANTIQUE THAI BRONZE GUARDIAN LION STATUE Singha Thailand Foo Temple Protector
$400.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI COVERED BOWL Finest Porcelain Edo 1800s 8 Available
ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI COVERED BOWL Finest Porcelain Edo 1800s 8 Available
$250.00
Stunning Vase KUTANI Porcelain Hand painted Birds Gold Gild Signed Marker
Stunning Vase KUTANI Porcelain Hand painted Birds Gold Gild Signed Marker
$250.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE EDO PERIOD YOSHIDAYA KUTANI FUKU MARK 115 PORCELAIN VASES
ANTIQUE JAPANESE EDO PERIOD YOSHIDAYA KUTANI FUKU MARK 115 PORCELAIN VASES
$1,888.00
Kutani Yaki Porcelain Flower Vase Kodachi Tsuru Renzan
Kutani Yaki Porcelain Flower Vase Kodachi Tsuru Renzan
$107.82
VERY RARE JAPANESE VINTAGE GOLDEN MATH ABACUS 24KGP JAPAN13digit Lucky Charm
VERY RARE JAPANESE VINTAGE GOLDEN MATH ABACUS 24KGP JAPAN13digit Lucky Charm
$59.99
VTG KUTANI BLUE FLORAL HAND PAINTED PORCELAIN NICE SHAPE VASE TABLE LAMP 35 T
VTG KUTANI BLUE FLORAL HAND PAINTED PORCELAIN NICE SHAPE VASE TABLE LAMP 35 T
$279.99
Weight for Japanese hanging scroll FUCHIN stone Kutani porcelain Hanazume
Weight for Japanese hanging scroll FUCHIN stone Kutani porcelain Hanazume
$33.00
Kutani Porcelain Yunomi Kinsai renzan mountains m3 Japanese tea cup set of 2
Kutani Porcelain Yunomi Kinsai renzan mountains m3 Japanese tea cup set of 2
$58.59
Antique Meiji FINE Japanese KUTANI Set of 6 Side Plates Hand Painted Signed
Antique Meiji FINE Japanese KUTANI Set of 6 Side Plates Hand Painted Signed
$111.27
+ SUPERB 1842 1870 ZOSHUNTEI SANPO Kutani Pair 85 Plates Japanese Edo Meiji
+ SUPERB 1842 1870 ZOSHUNTEI SANPO Kutani Pair 85 Plates Japanese Edo Meiji
$158.02
1754467 JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY CHAWAN TEA BOWL KUTANI WARE ARTISTS WORK
1754467 JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY CHAWAN TEA BOWL KUTANI WARE ARTISTS WORK
$61.60
1748739 JAPANESE POTTERY GUINOMI sakecup KUTANI YAKI IROE
1748739 JAPANESE POTTERY GUINOMI sakecup KUTANI YAKI IROE
$39.90
28 Tateno Gama Japanese Tea Set Lot 201
28 Tateno Gama Japanese Tea Set Lot 201
$100.00
Japanese Kutani Blue  White Porcelain Guan Yin Lot 157
Japanese Kutani Blue White Porcelain Guan Yin Lot 157
$200.00
Weight for Japanese hanging scroll FUCHIN stone Kutani porcelain Aokutani yellow
Weight for Japanese hanging scroll FUCHIN stone Kutani porcelain Aokutani yellow
$39.00
Weight for Japanese hanging scroll FUCHIN stone Kutani porcelain Aotibu tessen
Weight for Japanese hanging scroll FUCHIN stone Kutani porcelain Aotibu tessen
$35.00
Vintage Japanese KUTANI NEKO Sleeping Cat Hand Painted Porcelain Figure  Vase
Vintage Japanese KUTANI NEKO Sleeping Cat Hand Painted Porcelain Figure Vase
$15.00
JAPANESE KUTANI CLOISONNE PORCELAIN SAKE CUPS BOWLS
JAPANESE KUTANI CLOISONNE PORCELAIN SAKE CUPS BOWLS
$37.00
Kutani China Platinum Wheat Sugar Bowl Creamer Salt  Pepper Shakers
Kutani China Platinum Wheat Sugar Bowl Creamer Salt Pepper Shakers
$35.99
Kutani Hand Painted Platinum Wheat Salt  Pepper Shakers
Kutani Hand Painted Platinum Wheat Salt Pepper Shakers
$24.99
KUTANI FINE CHINA SET BAMBOO DESIGN 391 MADE IN JAPAN
KUTANI FINE CHINA SET BAMBOO DESIGN 391 MADE IN JAPAN
$49.99
Fine Antique Meiji Imari Satsuma Kutani Geisha Kwan Quan Yin Phoenix Bird Figure
Fine Antique Meiji Imari Satsuma Kutani Geisha Kwan Quan Yin Phoenix Bird Figure
$1,495.00
ANTIQUE SATSUMA KUTANI PORCELAIN DISH FLOWER SHAPED HANDPAINTED GORGEOUS SCENE
ANTIQUE SATSUMA KUTANI PORCELAIN DISH FLOWER SHAPED HANDPAINTED GORGEOUS SCENE
$31.49
Asian Blue  White Small Porcelain Dish Kutani Calligraphy Mark
Asian Blue White Small Porcelain Dish Kutani Calligraphy Mark
$15.00
Japanese Unique Vintage Kutani Porcelain Tea Set marked
Japanese Unique Vintage Kutani Porcelain Tea Set marked
$165.00
KUTANI YAKIware Sake Cup Bird
KUTANI YAKIware Sake Cup Bird
$26.40

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.

Source: http://www.squidoo.com/kutani

Recent items sold through this site:

MAGNIFICENT JAPANESE HAND LACQUERED TRAY Mid Century Japan Signed Fish Platter
MAGNIFICENT JAPANESE HAND LACQUERED TRAY Mid Century Japan Signed Fish Platter
$325.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BLUE  WHITE PORCELAIN BOWL 300 Year Old Edo Arita Ko Sometsuke
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BLUE WHITE PORCELAIN BOWL 300 Year Old Edo Arita Ko Sometsuke
$495.00
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE SINO TIBETAN CAST IRON BUDDHA STATUE Buddhist Temple Figure
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE SINO TIBETAN CAST IRON BUDDHA STATUE Buddhist Temple Figure
$650.00
MAGNIFICENT JAPANESE HAND CARVED WOODEN TRANSOM PANEL Crane and Tortoise Ranma
MAGNIFICENT JAPANESE HAND CARVED WOODEN TRANSOM PANEL Crane and Tortoise Ranma
$600.00
6 VINTAGE JAPANESE HAND PAINTED KUTANI PORCELAIN 85 PLATES GEISHA
6 VINTAGE JAPANESE HAND PAINTED KUTANI PORCELAIN 85 PLATES GEISHA
$70.00
2 Cobalt Blue Kutani Mini Vases  1 Watering Pitcher Flower Cart Design w Label
2 Cobalt Blue Kutani Mini Vases 1 Watering Pitcher Flower Cart Design w Label
$24.95
SUPERB Imari Kutani Japanese Porcelain SLEEPING CAT NEMURI NIKO Hand Painted
SUPERB Imari Kutani Japanese Porcelain SLEEPING CAT NEMURI NIKO Hand Painted
$329.99
ANTIQUE JIAQING CHINESE BLUE  WHITE PORCELAIN MINYAO DISH 1796 1820 QING
ANTIQUE JIAQING CHINESE BLUE WHITE PORCELAIN MINYAO DISH 1796 1820 QING
$295.00
STUNNING ANTIQUE JAPANESE RED LACQUER SAKE BOWL EDO MEIJI Katakuchi Pitcher
STUNNING ANTIQUE JAPANESE RED LACQUER SAKE BOWL EDO MEIJI Katakuchi Pitcher
$800.00
SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE GOSU AKAE BOWL Porcelain Kashiki Tea Ceremony Cake Bowl
SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE GOSU AKAE BOWL Porcelain Kashiki Tea Ceremony Cake Bowl
$200.00
Porcelain Dish w Lid Gold Trimmed Japanese Kutani Hand Painted 3 x 3
Porcelain Dish w Lid Gold Trimmed Japanese Kutani Hand Painted 3 x 3
$16.99
ANTIQUE JAPANESE LACQUER DESK BOX Fine Urushi Maki e Japan Storage Dresser Tray
ANTIQUE JAPANESE LACQUER DESK BOX Fine Urushi Maki e Japan Storage Dresser Tray
$125.00
ANTIQUE KASHMIRI HAND HAMMERED WATER DIPPER Kashmir India Ladle Moghul
ANTIQUE KASHMIRI HAND HAMMERED WATER DIPPER Kashmir India Ladle Moghul
$180.00
ANTIQUE QING DYNASTY CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE VASE China Porcelain Rare Form
ANTIQUE QING DYNASTY CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE VASE China Porcelain Rare Form
$400.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED JADE PRAYER DISK Spinning Double Dragon Plaque Qing
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED JADE PRAYER DISK Spinning Double Dragon Plaque Qing
$225.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE INCENSE KORO WITH HOMESPUN SHIFUKU Red Temple Censer Hibachi
ANTIQUE JAPANESE INCENSE KORO WITH HOMESPUN SHIFUKU Red Temple Censer Hibachi
$95.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE POTTERY SAKE BOTTLE Edo Meiji Mingei Tokkuri Wabi Sabi 1800s
ANTIQUE JAPANESE POTTERY SAKE BOTTLE Edo Meiji Mingei Tokkuri Wabi Sabi 1800s
$165.00
Lot of Vintage Kutani Hand Painted Porcelain Dinner Ware Bamboo Design
Lot of Vintage Kutani Hand Painted Porcelain Dinner Ware Bamboo Design
$30.00
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI TEA CUP Finest Porcelain Edo1800s 4 Available
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI TEA CUP Finest Porcelain Edo1800s 4 Available
$135.00
KUTANI WARE White Porcelain Gold Leaf Hand Painted 1950s Platter
KUTANI WARE White Porcelain Gold Leaf Hand Painted 1950s Platter
$50.00
KUTANI WARE White Porcelain Gold Leaf Hand Painted 1950s Tea Pot w Lid
KUTANI WARE White Porcelain Gold Leaf Hand Painted 1950s Tea Pot w Lid
$50.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HANGING FLOWER ARRANGEMENT BASKET For Tea Ceremony Tokonoma
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HANGING FLOWER ARRANGEMENT BASKET For Tea Ceremony Tokonoma
$165.00
RARE ANTIQUE JAPANESE AOTE KO KUTANI BOWL 1800s Japan Pottery Edo Meiji
RARE ANTIQUE JAPANESE AOTE KO KUTANI BOWL 1800s Japan Pottery Edo Meiji
$400.00
Cat Large Japanese Mid Century Porcelain Imari Kutani Nemuri Neko BUTTERFLIES
Cat Large Japanese Mid Century Porcelain Imari Kutani Nemuri Neko BUTTERFLIES
$55.00
19thCentury Edo Cloisonne Hyotan Tokkuri Saki Double Gourde Netsuke ex Jay Sarno
19thCentury Edo Cloisonne Hyotan Tokkuri Saki Double Gourde Netsuke ex Jay Sarno
£312.14
18th Century Edo Period Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Hanya  Okame Noh Faces Ojime
18th Century Edo Period Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Hanya Okame Noh Faces Ojime
£46.81
19th Century Edo Meiji Hirado Tokkuri Hyotan Gourde Sake Bottle Netsuke Signed
19th Century Edo Meiji Hirado Tokkuri Hyotan Gourde Sake Bottle Netsuke Signed
£312.14
19th Century Meiji Period Bovine Bone Manju Netsuke with Gilded Bird in Prunus
19th Century Meiji Period Bovine Bone Manju Netsuke with Gilded Bird in Prunus
£156.06
18th Century Edo Ebony Amma Blind Massuer Lifting a Stone Netsuke Signed Gyokkei
18th Century Edo Ebony Amma Blind Massuer Lifting a Stone Netsuke Signed Gyokkei
£1,560.78
18th Century Edo Period Wood Netsuke of Shojo holding a Scroll
18th Century Edo Period Wood Netsuke of Shojo holding a Scroll
£310.60
19th Century Meiji Period Netsuke of Ushidoji Herd Boy on Ox Signed Gyokusho
19th Century Meiji Period Netsuke of Ushidoji Herd Boy on Ox Signed Gyokusho
£1,404.70
19th Century Edo Laquered Wood Netsuke of a Shishi Mai Head Mask Articulated Jaw
19th Century Edo Laquered Wood Netsuke of a Shishi Mai Head Mask Articulated Jaw
£390.18
Fine 18th Century Edo Period Pair of Quails on Millet Netsuke Signed Takebayashi
Fine 18th Century Edo Period Pair of Quails on Millet Netsuke Signed Takebayashi
£3,121.58
19th Century Meiji Onka Clay Noh Kyogen Mask Netsuke of Beshimi Signed Sekisen
19th Century Meiji Onka Clay Noh Kyogen Mask Netsuke of Beshimi Signed Sekisen
£156.06
18th Century Edo Very Finely Carved Walnut Eagle Grasping Persimmon Fruit Signed
18th Century Edo Very Finely Carved Walnut Eagle Grasping Persimmon Fruit Signed
£936.46
19th Century Meiji Period Onka Clay Kentoku Noh Kyogen Mask Netsuke
19th Century Meiji Period Onka Clay Kentoku Noh Kyogen Mask Netsuke
£109.24
18th Century Edo Period Cherry Wood Netsuke of a Seated Puppy Dog
18th Century Edo Period Cherry Wood Netsuke of a Seated Puppy Dog
£780.38
19th Century Meiji Period Onka Clay Shikami Noh Kyogen Mask Netsuke Signed Onko
19th Century Meiji Period Onka Clay Shikami Noh Kyogen Mask Netsuke Signed Onko
£109.24
18th Century Edo Period Wood Gamma Sennin Standing with Toad on Shoulder Netsuke
18th Century Edo Period Wood Gamma Sennin Standing with Toad on Shoulder Netsuke
£202.89
19th Century Edo Meiji Period Bronze Noh Kyogen Mask Netsuke of Hannya Kyohime
19th Century Edo Meiji Period Bronze Noh Kyogen Mask Netsuke of Hannya Kyohime
£218.50

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