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.

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
$7.15
Vintage Japanese Satsuma Kutani Mille Fleur 1000 Flowers Lighter for Gumps
Vintage Japanese Satsuma Kutani Mille Fleur 1000 Flowers Lighter for Gumps
$23.00
Kutani Yaki Ware bamboo and plum Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware bamboo and plum Japanese Porcelain
$450.00
Japanese Plate Kutani Eggshell Porcelain Hand Painted Gilt Base Marks
Japanese Plate Kutani Eggshell Porcelain Hand Painted Gilt Base Marks
£2.37
VTG JAPANESE SATSUMA STYLE MORIAGE KUTANI GOD OF WISDOM SAKE DECANTER EMPTY
VTG JAPANESE SATSUMA STYLE MORIAGE KUTANI GOD OF WISDOM SAKE DECANTER EMPTY
$45.00
Japanese Porcelain hand painted Geisha Girls Charger Plate Old Kutani
Japanese Porcelain hand painted Geisha Girls Charger Plate Old Kutani
$45.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Decoration Plate Takarabune Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Decoration Plate Takarabune Japanese Porcelain
$360.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Decoration Plate Hanatsume Dish with Stand Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Decoration Plate Hanatsume Dish with Stand Japanese Porcelain
$355.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Flower Vase Golden Rooster Bird Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Flower Vase Golden Rooster Bird Japanese Porcelain
$295.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Pair Wine Cup Gold Leaf Color Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Pair Wine Cup Gold Leaf Color Japanese Porcelain
$250.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Matcha Bowl Honkin Hanatsume Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Matcha Bowl Honkin Hanatsume Japanese Porcelain
$255.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Karako 2 Sake Bottles and 5 Sake Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Karako 2 Sake Bottles and 5 Sake Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
$225.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Seven Gods of Good Fortune Takarabune Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Seven Gods of Good Fortune Takarabune Japanese Porcelain
$219.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Gold Hanatsume Teapot and Tea Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Gold Hanatsume Teapot and Tea Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
$230.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Pair Wine Cups Gold Hanatsume Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Pair Wine Cups Gold Hanatsume Japanese Porcelain
$240.00
Kutani Japanese Porcelain Meiji Period Shoza Style
Kutani Japanese Porcelain Meiji Period Shoza Style
$69.99
Kutani Yaki Ware Mike Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Mike Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Japanese Porcelain
$210.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Bush Warbler  Plum Teapot and Tea Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Bush Warbler Plum Teapot and Tea Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
$185.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Pair Cups Mt Fuji Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Pair Cups Mt Fuji Japanese Porcelain
$199.00
1262573 JAPANESE TEA UTENSILS PLATE AI KUTANI TE SOMETSUKE KO IMARI
1262573 JAPANESE TEA UTENSILS PLATE AI KUTANI TE SOMETSUKE KO IMARI
$424.80
1262585 JAPANESE TEA UTENSILS PLATE AI KUTANI TE SOMETSUKE KO IMARI
1262585 JAPANESE TEA UTENSILS PLATE AI KUTANI TE SOMETSUKE KO IMARI
$424.80
Kutani Yaki Ware in the style of Old Kutani 5 Tea Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware in the style of Old Kutani 5 Tea Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
$199.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Gold Hanatsume 5 Tea Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Gold Hanatsume 5 Tea Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
$199.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Pair 2 Tea Cups Yunomi MtFuji Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Pair 2 Tea Cups Yunomi MtFuji Japanese Porcelain
$160.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Tetsusenmon 5 Tea Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Tetsusenmon 5 Tea Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
$175.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Kaido Pair Coffee Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Kaido Pair Coffee Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
$169.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Gold Leaf Flower 5 Coffee Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Gold Leaf Flower 5 Coffee Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
$159.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Hanatsume 2 Sake Bottles and 5 Sake Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Hanatsume 2 Sake Bottles and 5 Sake Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
$179.00
Japanese tiny Kutani porcelain from Japan
Japanese tiny Kutani porcelain from Japan
$12.99
Antique Japanese Porcelain Pottery Sleeping Cat Kutani Hachiman Top Half Only
Antique Japanese Porcelain Pottery Sleeping Cat Kutani Hachiman Top Half Only
$9.99
Vtg Japan Kutani Geisha Sister Ware Gourd Shaped 3 Footed Finger Serving Bowl
Vtg Japan Kutani Geisha Sister Ware Gourd Shaped 3 Footed Finger Serving Bowl
$25.50
Antique Japanese KUTANI Birds  Flowers Hand Painted Porcelain Pitcher Signed
Antique Japanese KUTANI Birds Flowers Hand Painted Porcelain Pitcher Signed
$99.99
Japanese Large Kutani Bowl Meiji Period Porcelain Signed 19C 145 D
Japanese Large Kutani Bowl Meiji Period Porcelain Signed 19C 145 D
$145.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BLUE  WHITE PORCELAIN BOWL 200 Year Old Edo Arita Sometsuke
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BLUE WHITE PORCELAIN BOWL 200 Year Old Edo Arita Sometsuke
$395.00
SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA VASE Edo Meiji Period 1800s Ceramic
SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA VASE Edo Meiji Period 1800s Ceramic
$1,200.00
Beautiful Vintage Japanese Hand Painted Kutani Flower Vase with Gold Gilt EUC
Beautiful Vintage Japanese Hand Painted Kutani Flower Vase with Gold Gilt EUC
$35.00
FIFTEEN PIECE CHINESE  JAPANESE PORCELAIN LOTBEAUTIFUL RESALE POTENTIAL
FIFTEEN PIECE CHINESE JAPANESE PORCELAIN LOTBEAUTIFUL RESALE POTENTIAL
$85.00
3 EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE BOWLS MEIJI LACQUER SAKE HOLIDAY CEREMONY Maki e
3 EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE BOWLS MEIJI LACQUER SAKE HOLIDAY CEREMONY Maki e
$140.00
Kutani Porcelain Tea Cups Cobalt Blue
Kutani Porcelain Tea Cups Cobalt Blue
$19.99
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD SATSUMA SAMURAI VASE Signed 1800s Japan
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD SATSUMA SAMURAI VASE Signed 1800s Japan
$1,800.00

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:

Japanese Kutani ware teapot  Yusamashi w sign calligraphy teapot 4497
Japanese Kutani ware teapot Yusamashi w sign calligraphy teapot 4497
$19.99
Japanese Pottery Fuchin 4set weight for hanging scroll Blue  White etc 4684
Japanese Pottery Fuchin 4set weight for hanging scroll Blue White etc 4684
$24.99
L21 1940s Japanese Kutani ware Yahata kiln balancing on a rolling ball lion
L21 1940s Japanese Kutani ware Yahata kiln balancing on a rolling ball lion
$24.00
L9 1920s Japanese Kutani ware balancing on a rolling ball lion gold paint
L9 1920s Japanese Kutani ware balancing on a rolling ball lion gold paint
$24.00
Miniature Japanese Porcelain Imari Plate Orange flower KUTANI FU AKAE
Miniature Japanese Porcelain Imari Plate Orange flower KUTANI FU AKAE
$9.00
Pair 2 Signed Japanese Hand Painted Porcelain Art Plate Ceramic Kutani Vintage
Pair 2 Signed Japanese Hand Painted Porcelain Art Plate Ceramic Kutani Vintage
$39.95
P334 Japanese Kutani ware red painting small Tea bowl Landscape painting
P334 Japanese Kutani ware red painting small Tea bowl Landscape painting
$24.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE 3 FOOTED PORCELAIN KUTANI DEEP FLUTTED BOWL 5 1 2 X 3 SIGNED
ANTIQUE JAPANESE 3 FOOTED PORCELAIN KUTANI DEEP FLUTTED BOWL 5 1 2 X 3 SIGNED
$39.95
Japanese Meiji to Early 20th Century Kutani Porcelain Tea Jar
Japanese Meiji to Early 20th Century Kutani Porcelain Tea Jar
$35.00
P302 Japanese Kutani ware tea cup 2sets colored porcelain tea utensils SENCHA
P302 Japanese Kutani ware tea cup 2sets colored porcelain tea utensils SENCHA
$24.00
RARE  IMPORTANT JAPANESE EDO PERIOD TAGASODE BYOBU PAIR Kimono Folding Screens
RARE IMPORTANT JAPANESE EDO PERIOD TAGASODE BYOBU PAIR Kimono Folding Screens
$250,000.00
SUPERB ANTIQUE CHINESE BRONZE GU Late Shang Dynasty Archaic Wine Vessel
SUPERB ANTIQUE CHINESE BRONZE GU Late Shang Dynasty Archaic Wine Vessel
$70,000.00
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE EDO PERIOD SCROLL PAINTING 16 Arhats Buddhist Rakan
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE EDO PERIOD SCROLL PAINTING 16 Arhats Buddhist Rakan
$700.00
RARE ANTIQUE JAPANESE AOTE KO KUTANI BOWL 1800s Japan Pottery Edo Meiji
RARE ANTIQUE JAPANESE AOTE KO KUTANI BOWL 1800s Japan Pottery Edo Meiji
$1,200.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE MING DYNASTY CARVED WOOD KWAN YIN 16th C Guanyin Statue China
ANTIQUE CHINESE MING DYNASTY CARVED WOOD KWAN YIN 16th C Guanyin Statue China
$725.00
IMPORTANT ANTIQUE CHINESE MING BRONZE GUANYIN VOTIVE STATUE Museum Quality
IMPORTANT ANTIQUE CHINESE MING BRONZE GUANYIN VOTIVE STATUE Museum Quality
$27,000.00
P291 Japanese Antique Kutani ware flower vase casecolored porcelain Tosai made
P291 Japanese Antique Kutani ware flower vase casecolored porcelain Tosai made
$24.00
P289 Japanese colored porcelain Kutani ware BANCHA tea pot  cups tea utensils
P289 Japanese colored porcelain Kutani ware BANCHA tea pot cups tea utensils
$25.00
Vintage Handpainted Kutani Japan Tea Set Silver Platinum Bamboo Owls
Vintage Handpainted Kutani Japan Tea Set Silver Platinum Bamboo Owls
$99.00
Vintage Handpainted Kutani Japan Tea Cup Snack Tray Silver Platinum Bamboo Owls
Vintage Handpainted Kutani Japan Tea Cup Snack Tray Silver Platinum Bamboo Owls
$99.00
Genuine Kutani Oriental Japanese Porcelain Pair of Vases or Tokkuri Sake Servers
Genuine Kutani Oriental Japanese Porcelain Pair of Vases or Tokkuri Sake Servers
$15.99
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI KAKIEMON TOKKURI VASE Finest Porcelain Phoenix
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI KAKIEMON TOKKURI VASE Finest Porcelain Phoenix
$375.00
Kutani Tea Cup cut out heart shape Design
Kutani Tea Cup cut out heart shape Design
$6.00
LARGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE WOODEN TEMPLE SHRINE Edo Period 1800s Wabi Sabi Zen
LARGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE WOODEN TEMPLE SHRINE Edo Period 1800s Wabi Sabi Zen
$1,400.00
Japanese Antique Old KUTANI Lidded bowl Five pieces set SAMURAI TAISHO y141
Japanese Antique Old KUTANI Lidded bowl Five pieces set SAMURAI TAISHO y141
$50.00
Japanese Antique Old KUTANI Lidded bowl Five pieces set SAMURAI TAISHO y142
Japanese Antique Old KUTANI Lidded bowl Five pieces set SAMURAI TAISHO y142
$50.00
Japanese Antique Old KUTANI Teacup Five pieces set SAMURAI TAISHOdesigned y143
Japanese Antique Old KUTANI Teacup Five pieces set SAMURAI TAISHOdesigned y143
$50.00
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
$795.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HANGING BASKET For Tea Ceremony Tokonoma Flower Arrangement
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HANGING BASKET For Tea Ceremony Tokonoma Flower Arrangement
$235.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED TIGER THRONE STATUE Qing Dynasty 1800s Wooden Figure
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED TIGER THRONE STATUE Qing Dynasty 1800s Wooden Figure
$135.00
LARGE ANTIQUE CHINESE BAMBOO SCHOLARS PAINTBRUSH Over 26 Inches Shui mo hua
LARGE ANTIQUE CHINESE BAMBOO SCHOLARS PAINTBRUSH Over 26 Inches Shui mo hua
$175.00
ANTIQUE SIGNED JAPANESE KUTANI IMARI CUP SAUCER EGGSHELL PORCELAIN
ANTIQUE SIGNED JAPANESE KUTANI IMARI CUP SAUCER EGGSHELL PORCELAIN
$0.99
Kutani China Medium Plate Hand Painted Serving Set Rare Pristine
Kutani China Medium Plate Hand Painted Serving Set Rare Pristine
$12.00
GORGEOUS ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA TEA CUP Thousand Flowers Millefleur Demitasse
GORGEOUS ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA TEA CUP Thousand Flowers Millefleur Demitasse
$185.00
Antique Japanese Geisha Plate Eggshell Porcelain c1920
Antique Japanese Geisha Plate Eggshell Porcelain c1920
$31.00
VINTAGE CHINESE INCENSE BURNER Kylin Foo Lion Censer Smoke comes out of mouth
VINTAGE CHINESE INCENSE BURNER Kylin Foo Lion Censer Smoke comes out of mouth
$175.00
FINE JAPANESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN KOGO By Gen emon Tatebayashi Incense Box
FINE JAPANESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN KOGO By Gen emon Tatebayashi Incense Box
$195.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HAND CARVED WOOD DAIKOKU STATUE 1800s Mingei Carving
ANTIQUE JAPANESE HAND CARVED WOOD DAIKOKU STATUE 1800s Mingei Carving
$300.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE ENAMEL BOX Champleve Early 1900s Brass with inset stones
ANTIQUE CHINESE ENAMEL BOX Champleve Early 1900s Brass with inset stones
$125.00
FABULOUS ANTIQUE CHINESE MING DYNASTY DISH Blue  White Porcelain Plate Bowl
FABULOUS ANTIQUE CHINESE MING DYNASTY DISH Blue White Porcelain Plate Bowl
$299.00

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