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.

Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Ginsai yon blue H12cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Ginsai yon blue H12cm
$139.65
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Sasa arrow bamboo 12cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Sasa arrow bamboo 12cm
$209.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN BOTTLE VASE MEIJI PERIOD 1868 1913
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN BOTTLE VASE MEIJI PERIOD 1868 1913
£85.31
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Muso tubaki green 10cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Muso tubaki green 10cm
$231.80
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Rokkaku yoshida hex H105cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Rokkaku yoshida hex H105cm
$115.90
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kokutanikacho ro 105cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kokutanikacho ro 105cm
$209.00
Japanese Kutani Porcelain Figurine of Daikoku  Ebisu Moriage Detailing
Japanese Kutani Porcelain Figurine of Daikoku Ebisu Moriage Detailing
$650.00
Japanese Kutani cream pitcher and saucer Kutani Meji period eggshell porcelain
Japanese Kutani cream pitcher and saucer Kutani Meji period eggshell porcelain
$9.95
Set of Four Coasters and Holder made by Kutani of Japan
Set of Four Coasters and Holder made by Kutani of Japan
$22.50
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Sansui shishi H15cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Sansui shishi H15cm
$231.80
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Shotikubai green H115cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Shotikubai green H115cm
$231.80
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kobushi H11cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kobushi H11cm
$289.75
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Sparrow sakura H10cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Sparrow sakura H10cm
$371.45
Japanese Kutani Sake Flask Vintage Hand Painted Porcelain Signed
Japanese Kutani Sake Flask Vintage Hand Painted Porcelain Signed
$26.00
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Nisei bird H125cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Nisei bird H125cm
$347.70
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Honkin hanazume shin H15cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Honkin hanazume shin H15cm
$231.80
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Usubeni tubaki H105cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Usubeni tubaki H105cm
$324.90
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kofukubai plum H12cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kofukubai plum H12cm
$405.65
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Hyo aotibu hon H11cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Hyo aotibu hon H11cm
$289.75
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kinsaiougimen soka H13cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kinsaiougimen soka H13cm
$347.70
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Hasushoka lotus H13cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Hasushoka lotus H13cm
$324.90
Large 19th century Meiji Kutani Porcelain Vaseref6750
Large 19th century Meiji Kutani Porcelain Vaseref6750
£85.31
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Shinpei aotibu H11cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Shinpei aotibu H11cm
$440.80
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kinpaku umefumi green H11cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kinpaku umefumi green H11cm
$278.35
19th century Meiji Kutani Japanese Porcelain Vaseref6751
19th century Meiji Kutani Japanese Porcelain Vaseref6751
£51.18
19th century Meiji Kutani Porcelain Tea Caddyref6753
19th century Meiji Kutani Porcelain Tea Caddyref6753
£34.11
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Takayuki Turu crane H10cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Takayuki Turu crane H10cm
$463.60
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Ninsei takara treasureH13cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Ninsei takara treasureH13cm
$580.45
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Akaehisummon red H15cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Akaehisummon red H15cm
$580.45
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kosen hon aotibu H145cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kosen hon aotibu H145cm
$580.45
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Shinpei hakutibu H12cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Shinpei hakutibu H12cm
$580.45
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Taiga seiryukacho H10cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Taiga seiryukacho H10cm
$521.55
  JAPANESE LIFE STYLE COLLECTION NO5 SAKE CUPS AND PITCHER SET
JAPANESE LIFE STYLE COLLECTION NO5 SAKE CUPS AND PITCHER SET
$34.99
Kutani Ware 2 Porcelain Hand Painted Tea Cups
Kutani Ware 2 Porcelain Hand Painted Tea Cups
$9.99
Kutani Porcelain Bowl mid late 19th c 9 1 8 in dia x 3 1 2 inh
Kutani Porcelain Bowl mid late 19th c 9 1 8 in dia x 3 1 2 inh
$250.00
  JAPANESE LIFE STYLE COLLECTION NO7 KUTANI SAKE CUPS AND PITCHER SET
JAPANESE LIFE STYLE COLLECTION NO7 KUTANI SAKE CUPS AND PITCHER SET
$148.99
  JAPANESE LIFE STYLE COLLECTION NO6 SAKE CUPS AND PITCHER SET
JAPANESE LIFE STYLE COLLECTION NO6 SAKE CUPS AND PITCHER SET
$34.99
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Taiga hanazume hira H9cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Taiga hanazume hira H9cm
$580.45
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kinhanazume shinpei H10cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kinhanazume shinpei H10cm
$580.45
Satsuma Earthenware Kutani Porcelain 11 Tall Vase Gold Trim Cart  Flower Motif
Satsuma Earthenware Kutani Porcelain 11 Tall Vase Gold Trim Cart Flower Motif
$59.98

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:

Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Yoshidayatubaki yellow H10cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Yoshidayatubaki yellow H10cm
$134.00
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kokutanimarumon green H10cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kokutanimarumon green H10cm
$159.00
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Yusai blue H11cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Yusai blue H11cm
$244.00
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Botan peony green 9cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Botan peony green 9cm
$195.00
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kin hanazume yon H12cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kin hanazume yon H12cm
$183.00
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kikyo flower H10cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kikyo flower H10cm
$183.00
Lot of 2 vintage KUTANI Japanese tea cups  saucers Nice
Lot of 2 vintage KUTANI Japanese tea cups saucers Nice
$11.99
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Rokubyotan blue H12cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Rokubyotan blue H12cm
$159.00
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Yoshidaya kamon yellow H9cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Yoshidaya kamon yellow H9cm
$122.00
Antique Japanese Kutani  Edo Meiji Hand Painted Porcelain Tea leaf Jar Cup
Antique Japanese Kutani Edo Meiji Hand Painted Porcelain Tea leaf Jar Cup
$80.00
Lot of 7 Japan VTG pottery porcelain souvenir bell ornament Kutani Japan No9
Lot of 7 Japan VTG pottery porcelain souvenir bell ornament Kutani Japan No9
$5.99
OLD JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN TOKURI TEA CUP SET OF 4
OLD JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN TOKURI TEA CUP SET OF 4
$29.95
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko polka dotted H8cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko polka dotted H8cm
$77.00
Kutani porcelain Japanese Rice Soup Noodle bowl stone path Seiko kiln D164mm
Kutani porcelain Japanese Rice Soup Noodle bowl stone path Seiko kiln D164mm
$43.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE ENAMEL BOX WITH STONES ON LID Champleve Early 1900s
ANTIQUE CHINESE ENAMEL BOX WITH STONES ON LID Champleve Early 1900s
$140.00
STUNNING ANTIQUE JAPANESE LACQUER KOGO Signed Incense Container for Geisha
STUNNING ANTIQUE JAPANESE LACQUER KOGO Signed Incense Container for Geisha
$150.00
BOXED PAIR OF JAPANESE ALABASTER SAKE CUPS Sakazuki Set Circa 1950 Mid Century
BOXED PAIR OF JAPANESE ALABASTER SAKE CUPS Sakazuki Set Circa 1950 Mid Century
$95.00
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Panda
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Panda
$53.00
Kutani porcelain Karakusa gold Japanese bud vase H11cm
Kutani porcelain Karakusa gold Japanese bud vase H11cm
$37.00
Kutani porcelain Aotibu Japanese bud vase H185cm with stand
Kutani porcelain Aotibu Japanese bud vase H185cm with stand
$68.00
Kutani porcelain daruma doll Sosei Japanese bud vase H115cm
Kutani porcelain daruma doll Sosei Japanese bud vase H115cm
$97.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE WONDERFUL MEIJI 19THC GILDED KUTANI HIGH QUALITY VERY RARE DOG
ANTIQUE JAPANESE WONDERFUL MEIJI 19THC GILDED KUTANI HIGH QUALITY VERY RARE DOG
$998.00
Kutani porcelain mountain forest gold Japanese bud vase H18cm
Kutani porcelain mountain forest gold Japanese bud vase H18cm
$53.00
KUTANI JAPANESE GOD OF FORTUNE AND GOOD LUCK
KUTANI JAPANESE GOD OF FORTUNE AND GOOD LUCK
$29.99
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE USUBATA Rare Signed Nakao Munesada Edo Meiji Period Vase
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE USUBATA Rare Signed Nakao Munesada Edo Meiji Period Vase
$495.00
SUPERB ANTIQUE CHINESE SOUTHERN SONG JIZHOU TEA BOWL With Tortoiseshell Glaze
SUPERB ANTIQUE CHINESE SOUTHERN SONG JIZHOU TEA BOWL With Tortoiseshell Glaze
$1,600.00
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE ANDO CLOISONNE VASE Stunning Ando Musen Turquoise
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE ANDO CLOISONNE VASE Stunning Ando Musen Turquoise
$695.00
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD LACQUER SUTRA BOX Makie e Adornment
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD LACQUER SUTRA BOX Makie e Adornment
$700.00
Antique Japanese Satsuma Kutani Porcelain Plates Cups Creamer Sugar Bowl SIGNED
Antique Japanese Satsuma Kutani Porcelain Plates Cups Creamer Sugar Bowl SIGNED
$50.00
SUPERB JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD SATSUMA LOW WIDE BOWL CHARGER Museum Quality
SUPERB JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD SATSUMA LOW WIDE BOWL CHARGER Museum Quality
$6,000.00
IMPORTANT SIGNED KENZAN JAPANESE POTTERY VASE Edo Period Museum Quality
IMPORTANT SIGNED KENZAN JAPANESE POTTERY VASE Edo Period Museum Quality
$165,000.00
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD SATSUMA VASE Stunning Raised Gilding
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD SATSUMA VASE Stunning Raised Gilding
$2,750.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE TABAKOBON Meiji Period Set for Kiseru Pipe Porcelain Dragon
ANTIQUE JAPANESE TABAKOBON Meiji Period Set for Kiseru Pipe Porcelain Dragon
$295.00
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE NEGORO LACQUER TRAY Edo 1800s Sumikiri Sanpo
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE NEGORO LACQUER TRAY Edo 1800s Sumikiri Sanpo
$495.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE SUMI SCROLL PAINTING Longevity Wealth Fukurokuju 1800s Meiji
ANTIQUE JAPANESE SUMI SCROLL PAINTING Longevity Wealth Fukurokuju 1800s Meiji
$395.00
FABULOUS ANTIQUE JAPANESE CARVED WOOD DRAGON TRANSOM Edo Temple Carving 1700s
FABULOUS ANTIQUE JAPANESE CARVED WOOD DRAGON TRANSOM Edo Temple Carving 1700s
$1,200.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED JADE DISK PLAQUE Qing Dynasty Round Double Dragon
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED JADE DISK PLAQUE Qing Dynasty Round Double Dragon
$395.00
F125 Japanese KUTANI porcelain ware plate of popular rare YOSHIDAYA style
F125 Japanese KUTANI porcelain ware plate of popular rare YOSHIDAYA style
$24.99
Antique Lustreware Hand Painted Deco Perfume Tray Serving Plate Kutani Crane
Antique Lustreware Hand Painted Deco Perfume Tray Serving Plate Kutani Crane
$32.50
IMPORTANT MUSEUM QUALITY ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE DRAGON VASE Signed Edo Meiji
IMPORTANT MUSEUM QUALITY ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE DRAGON VASE Signed Edo Meiji
$8,000.00

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