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.

Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Porcelain 55 Kuromori Maneki Neko
Made in Japan Lucky Cat Kutani Yaki Porcelain 55 Kuromori Maneki Neko
$81.69
Vintage  Antique Japanese Export Figurines Porcelain inc Imari Sumida Hirado
Vintage Antique Japanese Export Figurines Porcelain inc Imari Sumida Hirado
$49.95
Antique Japanese Meiji Period Kutani Porcelain Plate w Children  Marked Under
Antique Japanese Meiji Period Kutani Porcelain Plate w Children Marked Under
$225.00
Vtg Antique Japanese Early 20th Cent Kutani Porcelain Lidded Dish Marked Under
Vtg Antique Japanese Early 20th Cent Kutani Porcelain Lidded Dish Marked Under
$175.00
Japanese Kutani Style Blue Cobalt Miniature Vases
Japanese Kutani Style Blue Cobalt Miniature Vases
$12.99
Japanese Kutani Style Blue Cobalt Ashtray
Japanese Kutani Style Blue Cobalt Ashtray
$9.99
Japanese Kutani Style Blue Cobalt Bells
Japanese Kutani Style Blue Cobalt Bells
$9.99
Japanese Kutani Style Blue Cobalt Toothpick Holder or Mini Egg Cup
Japanese Kutani Style Blue Cobalt Toothpick Holder or Mini Egg Cup
$7.99
Japanese Kutani Style Blue Cobalt Ashtray
Japanese Kutani Style Blue Cobalt Ashtray
$8.99
Japanese Kutani Style Blue Cobalt Dinner Bell
Japanese Kutani Style Blue Cobalt Dinner Bell
$6.99
Vintage Japanese Kutani Cobalt Matching Pitchers
Vintage Japanese Kutani Cobalt Matching Pitchers
$10.99
Gorgeous Big Quality Signed Japanese Satsuma Kutani Porcelain Art Pitcher 19th C
Gorgeous Big Quality Signed Japanese Satsuma Kutani Porcelain Art Pitcher 19th C
$39.99
Daruma 39 tsuba Japanese sword fittings samurai netsuke kutani netsuke menuki
Daruma 39 tsuba Japanese sword fittings samurai netsuke kutani netsuke menuki
$19.99
VINTAGE JAPANESE KUTANI YAKI PORCELAIN GOLD WHITE RED SHISHI DRAGON FOO LION DOG
VINTAGE JAPANESE KUTANI YAKI PORCELAIN GOLD WHITE RED SHISHI DRAGON FOO LION DOG
$59.99
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kokutaniwaritori blue H105cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kokutaniwaritori blue H105cm
$115.90
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 Yoshidaya omoto H125cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Yoshidaya omoto H125cm
$93.10
SALE TODAY ONLY Rare impressive antique Kutani porcelain lamp
SALE TODAY ONLY Rare impressive antique Kutani porcelain lamp
$650.00
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Umezume blue H11cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Umezume blue H11cm
$93.10
Japanese Kutani porcelain His and Her covered teacups
Japanese Kutani porcelain His and Her covered teacups
$51.50
Japanese Geisha Lithophane Cup  Saucer Coffee Can Eggshell Porcelain Kutani
Japanese Geisha Lithophane Cup Saucer Coffee Can Eggshell Porcelain Kutani
£21.59
Sleeping Cat Japanese Mid Century Porcelain Imari Kutani MADE IN JAPAN ANTIQUE
Sleeping Cat Japanese Mid Century Porcelain Imari Kutani MADE IN JAPAN ANTIQUE
$29.99
Beautiful Kutani Porcelain Tray
Beautiful Kutani Porcelain Tray
$45.00
Japanese Kutani Porcelain Figurine of Daikoku  Ebisu Moriage Detailing
Japanese Kutani Porcelain Figurine of Daikoku Ebisu Moriage Detailing
$650.00
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Sakura cherry black H9cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Sakura cherry black H9cm
$110.20
VTG Pair CPO Hand Painted Porcelain Vases Kutani 1940s Ducks Ocean Signed
VTG Pair CPO Hand Painted Porcelain Vases Kutani 1940s Ducks Ocean Signed
$68.06
Antique 19 Century Japanese Porcelain Kutani Imari Plate Cranes Fuki Choshun Mk
Antique 19 Century Japanese Porcelain Kutani Imari Plate Cranes Fuki Choshun Mk
$95.00
STUNNING ANTIQUE JAPANESE LACQUER KOGO Signed Incense Container for Geisha
STUNNING ANTIQUE JAPANESE LACQUER KOGO Signed Incense Container for Geisha
$160.00
Kutani China Porcelain Gold Countryside Platter
Kutani China Porcelain Gold Countryside Platter
$15.00
Vintage Retro Japanese Porcelain Three Lobed Dish Bowl Kutani
Vintage Retro Japanese Porcelain Three Lobed Dish Bowl Kutani
$75.00
A JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN PITCHER EWER W CARTOUCHES LANDSCAPES  BUTTERFLIES
A JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN PITCHER EWER W CARTOUCHES LANDSCAPES BUTTERFLIES
$95.00
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kikuzume kaku H115cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kikuzume kaku H115cm
$104.50
7 VIntage Japan Miniature Small Bud Vases Porcelain Flower Cart peacock pagoda
7 VIntage Japan Miniature Small Bud Vases Porcelain Flower Cart peacock pagoda
$14.00
Pair Vintage Japanese Satsuma Vases Birds Flowers  Bamboo Hand Painted
Pair Vintage Japanese Satsuma Vases Birds Flowers Bamboo Hand Painted
$124.99
D500 JAPANESE PORCELAIN CREAM JUG KUTANI GIRL in kimono
D500 JAPANESE PORCELAIN CREAM JUG KUTANI GIRL in kimono
$22.00
Kutani Yoneda Toko Saku Elegant White Porcelain Sleeping Cat Pair Egyptian Style
Kutani Yoneda Toko Saku Elegant White Porcelain Sleeping Cat Pair Egyptian Style
$1,600.00
Antique Japanese Porcelain Kutani Ware Cup  Saucer
Antique Japanese Porcelain Kutani Ware Cup Saucer
£49.84
4 KUTANI Japanese buddha statue porcelain
4 KUTANI Japanese buddha statue porcelain
$29.95
4 Fukurokuju Lucky Japanese Porcelain God
4 Fukurokuju Lucky Japanese Porcelain God
$29.95
4 Hotei Lucky Japanese Porcelain God
4 Hotei Lucky Japanese Porcelain God
$29.95

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:

Hayasi Fine China Kutani Plates 3
Hayasi Fine China Kutani Plates 3
$15.00
1170096 JAPANESE KIMONO PORCELAIN OBIDOME KUTANI YAKI
1170096 JAPANESE KIMONO PORCELAIN OBIDOME KUTANI YAKI
$51.00
1093054 JAPANESE KIMONO PORCELAIN OBIDOME KUTANI YAKI
1093054 JAPANESE KIMONO PORCELAIN OBIDOME KUTANI YAKI
$51.00
1110710 JAPANESE KIMONO PORCELAIN OBIDOME KUTANI YAKI
1110710 JAPANESE KIMONO PORCELAIN OBIDOME KUTANI YAKI
$51.00
Japanese Kutani cream pitcher Kutani Meji period eggshell porcelain
Japanese Kutani cream pitcher Kutani Meji period eggshell porcelain
$13.00
Porcelain Tea Set Items Made In Japan Marked CPO Central Purchasing Office
Porcelain Tea Set Items Made In Japan Marked CPO Central Purchasing Office
$15.00
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
A117 Japanese Vintage Hand painted KUTANI White Plate set PorcelainPottery
A117 Japanese Vintage Hand painted KUTANI White Plate set PorcelainPottery
$160.00
Vintage Scalloped Polychrome Charger Floral Design
Vintage Scalloped Polychrome Charger Floral Design
$29.99
Kutani Porcelain Japanese Serving Plate Akae red D30cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese Serving Plate Akae red D30cm
$111.00
JAPAN 19th C KUTANI 5 Character Mark ORNATE SMALL TRAY Iron Red  Pearl
JAPAN 19th C KUTANI 5 Character Mark ORNATE SMALL TRAY Iron Red Pearl
$199.99
Kutani Porcelain Japanese Serving Plate Sakura cherry blossoms D225cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese Serving Plate Sakura cherry blossoms D225cm
$118.00
Kutani ware hello kitty Cup  saucer Beautiful Red ceramics
Kutani ware hello kitty Cup saucer Beautiful Red ceramics
$80.00
Kutani ware hello kitty Cup  saucer Beautiful blue ceramics
Kutani ware hello kitty Cup saucer Beautiful blue ceramics
$80.00
KUTANI JAPANESE GOD OF FORTUNE AND GOOD LUCK
KUTANI JAPANESE GOD OF FORTUNE AND GOOD LUCK
$29.99
1921 Japanese Kutani Sake Cup Porcelain
1921 Japanese Kutani Sake Cup Porcelain
$5.00
Kutani Porcelain Japanese Serving Plate Botan peony yellow D27cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese Serving Plate Botan peony yellow D27cm
$89.00
F544 Japanese KUTANI porcelain ware BIG flower vase with popular AO CHIBU
F544 Japanese KUTANI porcelain ware BIG flower vase with popular AO CHIBU
$9.99
ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI DAIMYOS DISH LOW BOWL Exquisite Edo Period Porcelain
ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI DAIMYOS DISH LOW BOWL Exquisite Edo Period Porcelain
$395.00
SUPERB JAPANESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN KOGO Incense Container for Tea Ceremony
SUPERB JAPANESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN KOGO Incense Container for Tea Ceremony
$135.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI COVERED BOWL Porcelain Meiji 1800s Seven Gods
ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI COVERED BOWL Porcelain Meiji 1800s Seven Gods
$185.00
BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA BOWL Large Signed Koshida Piece Early 1900s
BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA BOWL Large Signed Koshida Piece Early 1900s
$275.00
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
3 Vintage 1930s Gods of Good Fortune Kutani Porcelain Figurines
3 Vintage 1930s Gods of Good Fortune Kutani Porcelain Figurines
$9.99
Kutani Monkey Ape Saru Okimono Hirado Hakuji Porcelain Statue Late Meiji
Kutani Monkey Ape Saru Okimono Hirado Hakuji Porcelain Statue Late Meiji
$178.00
Great set of 6 antique japanese Geisha Kutani desert porcelain Plates 7 1 4
Great set of 6 antique japanese Geisha Kutani desert porcelain Plates 7 1 4
$39.95
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE WAKASA LACQUER JUBAKO BOXES Stacking Storage Bento
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE WAKASA LACQUER JUBAKO BOXES Stacking Storage Bento
$575.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE USUBATA Rare Signed Nakao Munesada Edo Meiji Period Vase
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE USUBATA Rare Signed Nakao Munesada Edo Meiji Period Vase
$500.00
ANTIQUE JIAQING CHINESE BLUE  WHITE PORCELAIN DISH 1796 1820 QING DYNASTY
ANTIQUE JIAQING CHINESE BLUE WHITE PORCELAIN DISH 1796 1820 QING DYNASTY
$315.00
Japanese Vintage KUTANI porcelain ware Incense Burner KORO w signed Crane Type
Japanese Vintage KUTANI porcelain ware Incense Burner KORO w signed Crane Type
$49.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HAND CARVED WOOD DAIKOKU STATUE 19th Century Mingei Carving
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HAND CARVED WOOD DAIKOKU STATUE 19th Century Mingei Carving
$375.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED WOOD KUAN YIN STATUE Qing Dynasty 1800s Wooden Figure
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED WOOD KUAN YIN STATUE Qing Dynasty 1800s Wooden Figure
$175.00
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Vase Red and Gold Unique shape signed
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Vase Red and Gold Unique shape signed
$195.00
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain FIgurine Earlier Edo Period
Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain FIgurine Earlier Edo Period
$199.00
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 JAPANESE POTTERY SAKE BOTTLE Edo Period Mingei Tokkuri Wabi Sabi 1800s
ANTIQUE JAPANESE POTTERY SAKE BOTTLE Edo Period Mingei Tokkuri Wabi Sabi 1800s
$375.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI BRONZE HIBACHI Planter Pot Rickshaw Tiger Hand Warmer
ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI BRONZE HIBACHI Planter Pot Rickshaw Tiger Hand Warmer
$400.00
Made in Japan Kutani Yaki Porcelain 264 Maneki Neko Kuromori
Made in Japan Kutani Yaki Porcelain 264 Maneki Neko Kuromori
$32.99
Made in Japan Kutani Yaki Porcelain 264 Shiromori right hand Maneki Neko
Made in Japan Kutani Yaki Porcelain 264 Shiromori right hand Maneki Neko
$32.99
ANTIQUE JAPANESE TABAKOBON Meiji Period Tobacco Set Kiseru Pipe Porcelain Dragon
ANTIQUE JAPANESE TABAKOBON Meiji Period Tobacco Set Kiseru Pipe Porcelain Dragon
$285.00

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