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.

Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko SD Pink Purple mori H10cm
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani Porcelain Maneki Neko SD Pink Purple mori H10cm
$94.72
Vintage Kutani Ceramic Sleeping Cat Made in Japan Great detail Very Nice
Vintage Kutani Ceramic Sleeping Cat Made in Japan Great detail Very Nice
$77.97
Kutani porcelain tea bowl Nanten bird chawan Matcha Green Tea Japanese
Kutani porcelain tea bowl Nanten bird chawan Matcha Green Tea Japanese
$113.00
Antique 19thC Edo Kutani Porcelain Sake Decanter Bottle Tokkuri Scalloped Gourd
Antique 19thC Edo Kutani Porcelain Sake Decanter Bottle Tokkuri Scalloped Gourd
$174.99
Estate Vintage KUTANI Japan Porcelain Saucers Set of 4 White with Silver Trim
Estate Vintage KUTANI Japan Porcelain Saucers Set of 4 White with Silver Trim
$8.94
Vintage Japanese Whistling Bird Sake Decanter hand painted
Vintage Japanese Whistling Bird Sake Decanter hand painted
$22.00
8 piece lot vases ginger jars cobalt fine porcelain japan kutani see pics
8 piece lot vases ginger jars cobalt fine porcelain japan kutani see pics
$50.00
2 Japanese Kutani porcelain tea cups peony fan design with gold excellent
2 Japanese Kutani porcelain tea cups peony fan design with gold excellent
$5.00
Vintage Hand Painted Gold White Kutani TeaPot Japan Signed Porcelain Tea Pot Old
Vintage Hand Painted Gold White Kutani TeaPot Japan Signed Porcelain Tea Pot Old
$22.20
ANTIQUE MEIJI PERIOD 19TH CENTURY JAPANESE KUTANI TEA CADDY JAR SIGNED
ANTIQUE MEIJI PERIOD 19TH CENTURY JAPANESE KUTANI TEA CADDY JAR SIGNED
£33.21
4 x Japanese Porcelain Kutani cups and saucers
4 x Japanese Porcelain Kutani cups and saucers
£10.80
Japanese Kutani cream pitcher Kutani Meji period eggshell porcelain
Japanese Kutani cream pitcher Kutani Meji period eggshell porcelain
$13.00
GENUINE KUTANI Made in Japan WHITE PORCELAIN Ashtray Dish w Gold Floral Design
GENUINE KUTANI Made in Japan WHITE PORCELAIN Ashtray Dish w Gold Floral Design
$20.95
Vtg Japanese Kutani Tea Cups Saucers Porcelain Signed Yamashita Tsukuri Geishas
Vtg Japanese Kutani Tea Cups Saucers Porcelain Signed Yamashita Tsukuri Geishas
$109.99
JAPANESE KUTANI BRIGHT ORANGE AND GOLD GILT BIRDS AND FLOWERS CUP AND SAUCER
JAPANESE KUTANI BRIGHT ORANGE AND GOLD GILT BIRDS AND FLOWERS CUP AND SAUCER
$18.95
LARGE 5 T KUTANI GEISHA GIRL Pitcher Gold Gilt Colorful
LARGE 5 T KUTANI GEISHA GIRL Pitcher Gold Gilt Colorful
$36.95
LARGE KUTANI GEISHA GIRL DUAL HANDLE BOWL SUGAR BOWL WITH LID
LARGE KUTANI GEISHA GIRL DUAL HANDLE BOWL SUGAR BOWL WITH LID
$28.95
KUTANI PORCELAIN JAPANESE VASE SLENDER WITH GOLD GILT DESIGN AND RIM
KUTANI PORCELAIN JAPANESE VASE SLENDER WITH GOLD GILT DESIGN AND RIM
$34.95
BRIGHT COLORED KUTANI SMALL FOOTED SAKE SAKI CUP RAM UNIQUE
BRIGHT COLORED KUTANI SMALL FOOTED SAKE SAKI CUP RAM UNIQUE
$10.95
7 PIECE GREEN KUTANI JAPANESE SAKE SAKI SET SERVER W LID AND 5 SMALL CUPS
7 PIECE GREEN KUTANI JAPANESE SAKE SAKI SET SERVER W LID AND 5 SMALL CUPS
$64.95
SATSUMA KUTANI GREEN IMMORTAL MORIAGE VASE 1913 33
SATSUMA KUTANI GREEN IMMORTAL MORIAGE VASE 1913 33
$38.95
LANTERN PATTERN GEISHA GIRL KUTANI STYLE FOOTED BOWL LARGE 7 DIAMETER UNIQUE
LANTERN PATTERN GEISHA GIRL KUTANI STYLE FOOTED BOWL LARGE 7 DIAMETER UNIQUE
$42.95
KUTANI MORIAGE BUTTER PAT GOLD GILTED TRIMMED COLORFUL DETAILS
KUTANI MORIAGE BUTTER PAT GOLD GILTED TRIMMED COLORFUL DETAILS
$21.95
Pair Kutani porcelain vases c 1890 Meiji Period Signed
Pair Kutani porcelain vases c 1890 Meiji Period Signed
£96.36
BEAUTIFUL KUTANI PORCELAIN JAPANESE SAKE SAKI CUP GOLD DESIGN AND INTERIOR
BEAUTIFUL KUTANI PORCELAIN JAPANESE SAKE SAKI CUP GOLD DESIGN AND INTERIOR
$16.95
LARGE 18 PORCELAIN CHARGER WITH SCHOLARS AND PHOENIXMEIJI PERIODJAPAN
LARGE 18 PORCELAIN CHARGER WITH SCHOLARS AND PHOENIXMEIJI PERIODJAPAN
$750.00
KUTANI SAKE SAKI SCHOLARS AND GEISHA PEDESTAL GOLD GILTED TRIM WRITING
KUTANI SAKE SAKI SCHOLARS AND GEISHA PEDESTAL GOLD GILTED TRIM WRITING
$23.95
JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN THOUSAND FACES SMALL PITCHER CREAMER
JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN THOUSAND FACES SMALL PITCHER CREAMER
$28.95
Japanese KUTANI Modern pair beer shochu cup porcelain TSUBAKI flower from Japan
Japanese KUTANI Modern pair beer shochu cup porcelain TSUBAKI flower from Japan
$244.00
Vintage Kutani Sunray China HandPainted Dragonware Moriage 2 Cups 1 Saucer
Vintage Kutani Sunray China HandPainted Dragonware Moriage 2 Cups 1 Saucer
$20.00
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Bowl With Handle Geisha Pattern
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Bowl With Handle Geisha Pattern
$45.00
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Bowl With Handle Geisha Pattern
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Bowl With Handle Geisha Pattern
$45.00
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Bowl Geisha Pattern
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Bowl Geisha Pattern
$35.00
Vintage  Antique Japanese Export Figurines Porcelain inc Imari Sumida Hirado
Vintage Antique Japanese Export Figurines Porcelain inc Imari Sumida Hirado
$49.95
2 Japanese Eggshell Soup Bowls Nippon Kutani  Signed Hand Painted
2 Japanese Eggshell Soup Bowls Nippon Kutani Signed Hand Painted
$29.99
Beautiful Vintage JAPANESE KUTANI Hand Painted Porcelain Decorative WALL PLAQUE
Beautiful Vintage JAPANESE KUTANI Hand Painted Porcelain Decorative WALL PLAQUE
$4.99
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
$75.00
Vintage Japanese Kutani Hand Painted Porcelain Seated Dog Figurine Statue
Vintage Japanese Kutani Hand Painted Porcelain Seated Dog Figurine Statue
$98.00
4 Kutani Porcelain Plates Birds  Plants by Yoshiaki Yamazki Signed
4 Kutani Porcelain Plates Birds Plants by Yoshiaki Yamazki Signed
$40.00
2 JAPANESE CANDLESTICKS KUTANI PORCELAIN MEIJI ERA PAIR FINELY HAND PAINTED
2 JAPANESE CANDLESTICKS KUTANI PORCELAIN MEIJI ERA PAIR FINELY HAND PAINTED
£66.44

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:

SUPERB ANTIQUE CHINESE SOUTHERN SONG JIZHOU TEA BOWL With Tortoiseshell Glaze
SUPERB ANTIQUE CHINESE SOUTHERN SONG JIZHOU TEA BOWL With Tortoiseshell Glaze
$1,400.00
Antique KUTANI Footed SAKE CUPS Set OF 9 Hand Painted Scholars gold trim
Antique KUTANI Footed SAKE CUPS Set OF 9 Hand Painted Scholars gold trim
$27.95
1 White 2 Peacocks Kutani Style MCI Vase Japan Nice Gold Trim Marked
1 White 2 Peacocks Kutani Style MCI Vase Japan Nice Gold Trim Marked
$24.99
Satsuma Earthenware Kutani Porcelain 12 Tall Vase Gold Trim Cart  Flower Motif
Satsuma Earthenware Kutani Porcelain 12 Tall Vase Gold Trim Cart Flower Motif
$29.98
Beautiful Japanese Kutani Porcelain Sake Bottle Vase Hand Painted PEA FOWL
Beautiful Japanese Kutani Porcelain Sake Bottle Vase Hand Painted PEA FOWL
$68.00
Oriental Japanese Figurine Statue Kutani Sometsuke Porcelain Sitting Scholar
Oriental Japanese Figurine Statue Kutani Sometsuke Porcelain Sitting Scholar
$199.95
KUTANI Ware Japan  Vintage Porcelain Silver Leaf Sake Wine Glass  Cup  Ginsai
KUTANI Ware Japan Vintage Porcelain Silver Leaf Sake Wine Glass Cup Ginsai
$9.99
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED STATUE Qing Dynasty 1800s Wooden Figure on Tiger Throne
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED STATUE Qing Dynasty 1800s Wooden Figure on Tiger Throne
$140.00
Lg Japan Floral Bird Porcelain Vase Cream w Gold Trim Vintage Crackle Kutani
Lg Japan Floral Bird Porcelain Vase Cream w Gold Trim Vintage Crackle Kutani
$25.00
Antique Japanese Signed Kutani Eggshell Luncheon Set Handpainted Bamboo Birds EC
Antique Japanese Signed Kutani Eggshell Luncheon Set Handpainted Bamboo Birds EC
$37.95
SPECTACULAR ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA DISH Meiji Period Plate 1800s Signed
SPECTACULAR ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA DISH Meiji Period Plate 1800s Signed
$4,800.00
SUPERB ANTIQUE EDO MEIJI PERIOD JAPANESE LACQUER DISH Maki e Urushi Japan
SUPERB ANTIQUE EDO MEIJI PERIOD JAPANESE LACQUER DISH Maki e Urushi Japan
$75.00
VINTAGE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN DEMITASSE SAUCER ONLY
VINTAGE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN DEMITASSE SAUCER ONLY
$2.99
VINTAGE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN DEMITASSE SAUCER ONLY
VINTAGE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN DEMITASSE SAUCER ONLY
$5.99
Oriental Pheasant Art Vase Kutani
Oriental Pheasant Art Vase Kutani
$9.99
Vintage Arita Porcelain Sunflower Button Antique 1  1 16  toshikane kutani
Vintage Arita Porcelain Sunflower Button Antique 1 1 16 toshikane kutani
$20.99
ANTIQUE JAPANESE EDO PERIOD YOROI SAMURAI ARMOR 1800s Boys Day Set with Box
ANTIQUE JAPANESE EDO PERIOD YOROI SAMURAI ARMOR 1800s Boys Day Set with Box
$670.00
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE NEGORO LACQUER TRAY Edo 1800s Sumikiri Sanpo
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE NEGORO LACQUER TRAY Edo 1800s Sumikiri Sanpo
$375.00
LARGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE WOODEN TEMPLE SHRINE Edo Period 1800s Wabi Sabi Zen
LARGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE WOODEN TEMPLE SHRINE Edo Period 1800s Wabi Sabi Zen
$2,600.00
Miniature Japanese Porcelain Imari Plate Orange flower KUTANI FU AKAE
Miniature Japanese Porcelain Imari Plate Orange flower KUTANI FU AKAE
$9.00
Miniature Japanese Porcelain Imari Plate Orange Blue Dragon Kutani Fu Kinrande
Miniature Japanese Porcelain Imari Plate Orange Blue Dragon Kutani Fu Kinrande
$9.00
Miniature Japanese Porcelain Imari Plate Purple Kutani Fu Iroe
Miniature Japanese Porcelain Imari Plate Purple Kutani Fu Iroe
$9.00
Blanes Vintage Mikasa Kutani Bird B  B Bone China Porcelain Plate
Blanes Vintage Mikasa Kutani Bird B B Bone China Porcelain Plate
$15.90
Kutani Ware Japanese Porcelain Two Handled Vase Multi Toned Red
Kutani Ware Japanese Porcelain Two Handled Vase Multi Toned Red
$45.00
Kutani Ware Japanese Porcelain Tri Footed Incense Burner Multi Toned SIGNED
Kutani Ware Japanese Porcelain Tri Footed Incense Burner Multi Toned SIGNED
$35.00
Vintage Pin Tray Trinket Dish Wedgwood Bone China England Kutani Crane
Vintage Pin Tray Trinket Dish Wedgwood Bone China England Kutani Crane
$8.00
Old Miniature 2 Hard to Find Kutani Japanese Gold  Black on White Sleeping Cat
Old Miniature 2 Hard to Find Kutani Japanese Gold Black on White Sleeping Cat
$310.50
Antique Japanese Kutani Kosen Porcelain Gilded White Sleeping Cat Amazing
Antique Japanese Kutani Kosen Porcelain Gilded White Sleeping Cat Amazing
$315.00
Kutani Yoneda Toko Saku Elegant White Porcelain Sleeping Cat Pair Egyptian Style
Kutani Yoneda Toko Saku Elegant White Porcelain Sleeping Cat Pair Egyptian Style
$1,440.00
Occupied Japan Japanese Kutani Fujita DTI White Porcelain Swan Incised Feathers
Occupied Japan Japanese Kutani Fujita DTI White Porcelain Swan Incised Feathers
$40.50
Old Japanese Kutani Gold Gilded Moriage Porcelain Sleeping Cat Miniature Figure
Old Japanese Kutani Gold Gilded Moriage Porcelain Sleeping Cat Miniature Figure
$135.00
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Gilded Black White Sleeping Cat Beauty Large
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Gilded Black White Sleeping Cat Beauty Large
$445.50
Japanese Brass Bronze Metal Sleeping Cat Modelled after Kutani Banzan WoW
Japanese Brass Bronze Metal Sleeping Cat Modelled after Kutani Banzan WoW
$112.50
Japanese Kutani Tokodo Yoneda White Porcelain Pair of Rabbits Usagi Figures
Japanese Kutani Tokodo Yoneda White Porcelain Pair of Rabbits Usagi Figures
$450.00
Japanese Kutani kiln White Porcelain Rabbit Usagi Okimono Figure Nishikioka Do
Japanese Kutani kiln White Porcelain Rabbit Usagi Okimono Figure Nishikioka Do
$292.50
Japanese Kutani Blue White Porcelain Sleeping Cat on Pillow Koro Incense Burner
Japanese Kutani Blue White Porcelain Sleeping Cat on Pillow Koro Incense Burner
$112.50
Japanese Kutani Hachiman Gama Gilded Moriage Figural Sleeping Cat Censor Box WoW
Japanese Kutani Hachiman Gama Gilded Moriage Figural Sleeping Cat Censor Box WoW
$270.00
Antigue Hand Painted Japanese Black And Gold Sake Bottle Vessel Artist Signed
Antigue Hand Painted Japanese Black And Gold Sake Bottle Vessel Artist Signed
$49.99
Genuine Kutani Porcelain Vase Ginger Jar
Genuine Kutani Porcelain Vase Ginger Jar
$50.00
RARE ANTIQUE JAPANESE AOTE KO KUTANI BOWL Edo Period Pottery
RARE ANTIQUE JAPANESE AOTE KO KUTANI BOWL Edo Period Pottery
$3,500.00

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