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 Sake Cup Lucky God Motif Sometsuke Exterior
Antique Japanese Kutani Sake Cup Lucky God Motif Sometsuke Exterior
$12.99
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Fukusuke sakari
Japanese Lucky Cat Kutani yaki ware Porcelain Maneki Neko Fukusuke sakari
$202.00
Vintage Scalloped Polychrome Charger Floral Design
Vintage Scalloped Polychrome Charger Floral Design
$29.99
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner koro botancho H 10cm
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner koro botancho H 10cm
$76.26
Antique Old Japanese Kutani Ware Porcelain Bowl Painted Gilt Signed NR
Antique Old Japanese Kutani Ware Porcelain Bowl Painted Gilt Signed NR
$395.00
Set of 2 Antique Old Japanese Kutani Ware Porcelain Bowl Painted Gilt Signed NR
Set of 2 Antique Old Japanese Kutani Ware Porcelain Bowl Painted Gilt Signed NR
$195.00
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kin Hanazume H65cm with wood box
Kutani Porcelain Japanese incense burner Kin Hanazume H65cm with wood box
$86.49
J F Blacker The A B C Of Japanese Art 100S Illustrations1920S HB
J F Blacker The A B C Of Japanese Art 100S Illustrations1920S HB
$10.00
1993 Press Photo Arita Ware Ko Kutani Type Porcelain with overglaze enamel dec
1993 Press Photo Arita Ware Ko Kutani Type Porcelain with overglaze enamel dec
$27.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Kinsai Matcha Tea Ceremony Bowl Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Kinsai Matcha Tea Ceremony Bowl Japanese Porcelain
$148.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Cup and Saucer Set Peony Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Cup and Saucer Set Peony Japanese Porcelain
$139.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Pair Coffee Set Camellia Sakura Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Pair Coffee Set Camellia Sakura Japanese Porcelain
$138.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Pair Coffee Set Camellia Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Pair Coffee Set Camellia Japanese Porcelain
$145.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Gold Leaf Group Crane Vase Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Gold Leaf Group Crane Vase Japanese Porcelain
$135.00
Japanese KUTANI Large Hand painted Porcelain Vase W Bird in Flowers 1950S
Japanese KUTANI Large Hand painted Porcelain Vase W Bird in Flowers 1950S
$32.00
HUGE KUTANI Hand Painted Fine Porcelain Arita Ware Aode Style Dish 19th Older
HUGE KUTANI Hand Painted Fine Porcelain Arita Ware Aode Style Dish 19th Older
$165.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Kin Gold Hanatsume Incense Burner Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Kin Gold Hanatsume Incense Burner Japanese Porcelain
$148.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI PLATE FINELY DECORATED in EXCELLENT COND SOME GILDING
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI PLATE FINELY DECORATED in EXCELLENT COND SOME GILDING
$177.64
Kutani Yaki Ware Coffee Cups Ginsai Set of 5 Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Coffee Cups Ginsai Set of 5 Japanese Porcelain
$119.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Pair Wine Cups Flowers and Birds Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Pair Wine Cups Flowers and Birds Japanese Porcelain
$109.00
1846438 JAPANESE CERAMICS SAKE CUP SET OF 3 PCS KUTANI WARE
1846438 JAPANESE CERAMICS SAKE CUP SET OF 3 PCS KUTANI WARE
$75.60
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl yon sansai Nakamura
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl yon sansai Nakamura
$255.00
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl yon waritori bird
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl yon waritori bird
$106.00
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl Ginsai wan
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl Ginsai wan
$60.00
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl plum flower kohaku
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl plum flower kohaku
$51.00
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl plum flower koume
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl plum flower koume
$65.00
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl forest mountains yon
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl forest mountains yon
$71.00
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl yon akae phoenix Yoshinori
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl yon akae phoenix Yoshinori
$151.00
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl Ginsai middle yon
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl Ginsai middle yon
$76.00
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl yon bamboo sasa
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl yon bamboo sasa
$106.00
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl yon hakubai fukuda yoshinori
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl yon hakubai fukuda yoshinori
$127.00
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl yon peony pattern
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl yon peony pattern
$96.00
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl Ginsai hengata
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl Ginsai hengata
$76.00
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl yon sakura zume cherry
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl yon sakura zume cherry
$106.00
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl yon kinsai baika plum flower
Kutani porcelain Japanese Matcha chawan tea bowl yon kinsai baika plum flower
$187.00
Kutani Japan NS China 2 Lithophane cups 2 BB plates Geisha White gold eggshell
Kutani Japan NS China 2 Lithophane cups 2 BB plates Geisha White gold eggshell
$14.99
Big Ceramic KUTANI Bead  Hexagon Shape purple flowers new beautiful 13 13
Big Ceramic KUTANI Bead Hexagon Shape purple flowers new beautiful 13 13
$24.50
Kutani Yaki Ware Plum Bush Warbler Incense Burner Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Plum Bush Warbler Incense Burner Japanese Porcelain
$139.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Flower Vase Spring MtFuji Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Flower Vase Spring MtFuji Japanese Porcelain
$106.00
Kutani Shozan Satsuma Style 2 Millefleur Thousand Flowers Cups
Kutani Shozan Satsuma Style 2 Millefleur Thousand Flowers Cups
$79.99

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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PORCELAIN Oriental Continental and British RARE Reference Book 305 pages On CD
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$9.95
Vtg Set 5 Japanese Art Pottery Rice Bowls Orange Gold Made In Japan Iidas Hawaii
Vtg Set 5 Japanese Art Pottery Rice Bowls Orange Gold Made In Japan Iidas Hawaii
$32.00
1584 1920s Japanese Kutani ware Colored porcelain Cute SMALL PLATE dish 5sets
1584 1920s Japanese Kutani ware Colored porcelain Cute SMALL PLATE dish 5sets
$10.00
15941920s Japanese Kutani ware Colored porcelain SMALL PLATE dish 5sets auto
15941920s Japanese Kutani ware Colored porcelain SMALL PLATE dish 5sets auto
$10.00
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MUSEUM QUALITY ANTIQUE TIBETAN GILT BRONZE BODHISATTVA STATUE 200+ Years Old
$4,200.00
B947 Japanese KUTANI porcelain ware SAKE bottle with great potters sign
B947 Japanese KUTANI porcelain ware SAKE bottle with great potters sign
$9.99
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$12,000.00
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GORGEOUS ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA TEA CUP Thousand Flowers Millefleur Demitasse
$125.00
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LARGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE FLOWER PAINTED BOWL Fabulous Patina Meiji Period 1800s
$345.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE YAOZHOU WARE EWER Dark Green Celadon Exquisite Impressed Design
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$850.00
SUPERB ANTIQUE EDO MEIJI PERIOD JAPANESE LACQUER DISH Maki e Urushi Japan
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$95.00
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ANTIQUE QING DYNASTY CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE VASE China Porcelain Rare Form
$375.00
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EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE LACQUER SAKE STAND AND BOWLS EDO MEIJI Kagetsudai
$450.00
ANTIQUE APANESE ASIAN HAND PAINTED KUTANI WARE LARGE TEA JAR URN 1890 1910
ANTIQUE APANESE ASIAN HAND PAINTED KUTANI WARE LARGE TEA JAR URN 1890 1910
$13.99
RARE MUSEUM QUALITY JAPANESE NARUMI ORIBE KASHIKI Edo Period Tea Ceremony Bowl
RARE MUSEUM QUALITY JAPANESE NARUMI ORIBE KASHIKI Edo Period Tea Ceremony Bowl
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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
$4,200.00
LARGE ANTIQUE CHINESE BLUE  WHITE PORCELAIN BOWL Qing Dynasty Kangxi
LARGE ANTIQUE CHINESE BLUE WHITE PORCELAIN BOWL Qing Dynasty Kangxi
$1,600.00
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE NEGORO LACQUER DISH EDO MEIJI Red  Black Urushi
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE NEGORO LACQUER DISH EDO MEIJI Red Black Urushi
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EXCEEDINGLY RARE DATED JAPANESE SHIGARAKI TEA JAR Edo 1864 Antique Stoneware
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$6,000.00
SIGNED KENZAN JAPANESE POTTERY VASE Edo Period Museum Quality
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$9,000.00
MONUMENTAL 16 ANTIQUE JAPANESE SHISHI STATUE Kutani Temple Dog Okimono Foo Lion
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$1,500.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN TEA BOWL HAND PAINTED BIRDS
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN TEA BOWL HAND PAINTED BIRDS
$14.99
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE PHOENIX VASE Edo Meiji Period Ikebana Usubata
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE PHOENIX VASE Edo Meiji Period Ikebana Usubata
$750.00
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$2,900.00
RARE  IMPORTANT JAPANESE EDO PERIOD KIMONO SCREEN PAIR Folding Tagasode Byobu 2
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ANTIQUE JAPANESE KIRI WOOD TABAKOBON Mingei Smoking Set Kiseru Hibachi Woodgrain
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LARGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE BLUE WHITE PORCELAIN SERVING PLATTER Edo Arita Imban
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$25.99
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SUPERB CHINESE BRONZE QILIN CENSER Cast Incense Burner with Hinged Head
$300.00
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BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA DISH Signed Koshida Hand Painted Kimono Lady
$110.00
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ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED JADE PRAYER DISK Spinning Double Dragon Plaque Qing
$175.00
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$100.00
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BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI BOWL Finest Porcelain Meiji 1800s 6 Available
$135.00
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