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.

Vintage 1800s Japanese Moriage Kutani Shi Shi Pair of Foo Dogs
Vintage 1800s Japanese Moriage Kutani Shi Shi Pair of Foo Dogs
$325.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Pair Mug Cups Flower Urara Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Pair Mug Cups Flower Urara Japanese Porcelain
$119.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Ginsai 5 Coffee Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Ginsai 5 Coffee Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
$165.00
Kutani Yaki Ware 47 Yoshidaya pictures dishes 5 Set Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware 47 Yoshidaya pictures dishes 5 Set Japanese Porcelain
$159.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Yunomi Tsubaki 5 Tea Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Yunomi Tsubaki 5 Tea Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
$158.00
Kutani Yaki Ware No 5 Yellow Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Porcelain Pottery Figurine
Kutani Yaki Ware No 5 Yellow Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Porcelain Pottery Figurine
$85.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Nightingale and Plum 5 Tea Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Nightingale and Plum 5 Tea Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
$158.00
Kutani Yaki Ware No8 Flower Vase Hanatsume Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware No8 Flower Vase Hanatsume Japanese Porcelain
$89.00
Kutani Yaki Ware 25 Pair Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Red Mori Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware 25 Pair Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Red Mori Porcelain
$75.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Pair Wine Cups Flower Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Pair Wine Cups Flower Japanese Porcelain
$107.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE WOODEN MINGEI PULLEY Edo Period Wabi Sabi Keyaki Sculpture
ANTIQUE JAPANESE WOODEN MINGEI PULLEY Edo Period Wabi Sabi Keyaki Sculpture
$600.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE SENCHA TEAPOT Vibrant Red and Green Stoneware Yokode Kyusu
ANTIQUE JAPANESE SENCHA TEAPOT Vibrant Red and Green Stoneware Yokode Kyusu
$225.00
SUPERB TIBETAN CAST IRON BUDDHIST STATUE Exquisite Amitayus Amitabha Bodhisattva
SUPERB TIBETAN CAST IRON BUDDHIST STATUE Exquisite Amitayus Amitabha Bodhisattva
$2,200.00
ANTIQUE JIAQING CHINESE BLUE  WHITE PORCELAIN DISH 1796 1820 QING DYNASTY
ANTIQUE JIAQING CHINESE BLUE WHITE PORCELAIN DISH 1796 1820 QING DYNASTY
$275.00
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA KORO Edo Period Gosu Blue Incense Censer
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA KORO Edo Period Gosu Blue Incense Censer
$1,800.00
ANTIQUE RARE JAPANESE CUP w LID Gorgeous White  Blue Grapes  Grape Leaves
ANTIQUE RARE JAPANESE CUP w LID Gorgeous White Blue Grapes Grape Leaves
$40.00
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
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE JIZAI KAGI Edo Period Solid Keyaki Wood Kettle Hook
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE JIZAI KAGI Edo Period Solid Keyaki Wood Kettle Hook
$2,200.00
Miniature Japanese Porcelain Imari Plate Orange flower KUTANI FU AKAE
Miniature Japanese Porcelain Imari Plate Orange flower KUTANI FU AKAE
$9.00
IMARI KUTANI DRAGONWARE CUP SAUCER LITHOPANE GEISHA FACE JAPAN
IMARI KUTANI DRAGONWARE CUP SAUCER LITHOPANE GEISHA FACE JAPAN
$24.98
Kutani Tea Cups Asian Floral Set of 2 Cups Vintage Porcelain
Kutani Tea Cups Asian Floral Set of 2 Cups Vintage Porcelain
$9.74
Vintage Genuine Kutani Porcelain Vase Ginger Jar
Vintage Genuine Kutani Porcelain Vase Ginger Jar
$50.00
STUNNING JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD SATSUMA CHARGER CABINET DISH Museum Quality
STUNNING JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD SATSUMA CHARGER CABINET DISH Museum Quality
$4,700.00
3 ANTIQUE KUTANI EGG SHELL PAINTED LANDSCAPE FLORAL BIRDS JAPANESE CUP  SAUCERS
3 ANTIQUE KUTANI EGG SHELL PAINTED LANDSCAPE FLORAL BIRDS JAPANESE CUP SAUCERS
$29.50
ANTIQUE Japanese Hand Painted Poppies Amphora Vase Two Handles
ANTIQUE Japanese Hand Painted Poppies Amphora Vase Two Handles
$79.99
Japanese Kutani cream pitcher Kutani Meji period eggshell porcelain
Japanese Kutani cream pitcher Kutani Meji period eggshell porcelain
$13.00
ANTIQUE SINO TIBETAN PARCEL GILT COPPER VAJRASATTVA STATUE Exquisite Patina
ANTIQUE SINO TIBETAN PARCEL GILT COPPER VAJRASATTVA STATUE Exquisite Patina
$3,800.00
19th C Kutani Cup Chalice Mokubei style signed FANTASTIC
19th C Kutani Cup Chalice Mokubei style signed FANTASTIC
$399.00
Decorative vintage Japanese Kutani ashtray painted green ivory color and gold
Decorative vintage Japanese Kutani ashtray painted green ivory color and gold
$2.99
Sleeping Cat Large Japanese Mid Century Porcelain Imari Kutani Nemuri Neko Signd
Sleeping Cat Large Japanese Mid Century Porcelain Imari Kutani Nemuri Neko Signd
$99.99
ANTIQUE JAPANESE EDO PERIOD FOLDING SCREEN Tosa School 1600 1700s Quail  Millet
ANTIQUE JAPANESE EDO PERIOD FOLDING SCREEN Tosa School 1600 1700s Quail Millet
$1,000.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE GOUACHE PAINTING School of Spoilum 1700s Early 1800s Qing Dyn
ANTIQUE CHINESE GOUACHE PAINTING School of Spoilum 1700s Early 1800s Qing Dyn
$22,000.00
ANTIQUE QING DYNASTY CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE VASE China Porcelain Rare Form
ANTIQUE QING DYNASTY CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE VASE China Porcelain Rare Form
$600.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE RED LACQUER BOX Qing Dynasty 1800s Ornate Brass Trim
ANTIQUE CHINESE RED LACQUER BOX Qing Dynasty 1800s Ornate Brass Trim
$285.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI COVERED BOWL Porcelain Meiji 1800s Seven Gods
ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI COVERED BOWL Porcelain Meiji 1800s Seven Gods
$195.00
GORGEOUS ANTIQUE JAPANESE KO KUTANI TEAPOT 1800s Japan Edo Meiji Pottery
GORGEOUS ANTIQUE JAPANESE KO KUTANI TEAPOT 1800s Japan Edo Meiji Pottery
$600.00
Vintage Japanese Kutani Porcelain Vase 45in tall
Vintage Japanese Kutani Porcelain Vase 45in tall
$59.99
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE ANDO CLOISONNE VASE Stunning Ando Musen Turquoise
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE ANDO CLOISONNE VASE Stunning Ando Musen Turquoise
$350.00
JAPANESE COBALT BLUE SATSUMA BOWL Signed Piece Gorgeous Pheasant  Bamboo Design
JAPANESE COBALT BLUE SATSUMA BOWL Signed Piece Gorgeous Pheasant Bamboo Design
$375.00

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.

Source: http://www.squidoo.com/kutani

Recent items sold through this site:

Vintage Kutani Bowl
Vintage Kutani Bowl
$95.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED WOOD KUAN YIN STATUE Qing Dynasty 1800s Temple Figure
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED WOOD KUAN YIN STATUE Qing Dynasty 1800s Temple Figure
$120.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE INCENSE KORO WITH HOMESPUN SHIFUKU Red Temple Censer Hibachi
ANTIQUE JAPANESE INCENSE KORO WITH HOMESPUN SHIFUKU Red Temple Censer Hibachi
$135.00
Andrea by Sadek Purple and White Kutani Style Sleeping Cat Figurine Vintage Thai
Andrea by Sadek Purple and White Kutani Style Sleeping Cat Figurine Vintage Thai
$19.99
4 Katani Lucky Japanese Porcelain God
4 Katani Lucky Japanese Porcelain God
$11.95
4 KUTANI Japanese buddha statue porcelain
4 KUTANI Japanese buddha statue porcelain
$11.95
4 Fukurokuju Lucky Japanese Porcelain God
4 Fukurokuju Lucky Japanese Porcelain God
$11.95
VINTAGE LARGE DECORATIVE JAPANESE VASES BY MASTER KUTANI ARTISANS PAIR
VINTAGE LARGE DECORATIVE JAPANESE VASES BY MASTER KUTANI ARTISANS PAIR
$189.00
Vintage Arita Yaki Fukagawa Seiji PORCELAIN VASE BLOSSOMS BAMBOO Japan SIGNED
Vintage Arita Yaki Fukagawa Seiji PORCELAIN VASE BLOSSOMS BAMBOO Japan SIGNED
$124.00
FABULOUS JAPANESE CLAM SHELL INCENSE CONTAINER Hamaguri Kogo for Tea Ceremony
FABULOUS JAPANESE CLAM SHELL INCENSE CONTAINER Hamaguri Kogo for Tea Ceremony
$165.00
Japanese Kutani Kyusu Teapot Set with Waka Poems Calligraphy Writing
Japanese Kutani Kyusu Teapot Set with Waka Poems Calligraphy Writing
$60.00
Early 20thCentury Taisho Kutani Sages  Pine 2 Tokkuri Sake Bottles  5 Sakicups
Early 20thCentury Taisho Kutani Sages Pine 2 Tokkuri Sake Bottles 5 Sakicups
£47.02
2x 19th Century Meiji Period Gilded Arita Kutani Porcelain Tea Plates 4
2x 19th Century Meiji Period Gilded Arita Kutani Porcelain Tea Plates 4
£23.50
19thCentury Meiji Period Ko Kutani Tsunodaru Sake Bucket Vase Censer Signed Fuku
19thCentury Meiji Period Ko Kutani Tsunodaru Sake Bucket Vase Censer Signed Fuku
£125.41
19th Century Edo Period Arita Polychrome Imari Kutani Sobo Choko Tea Bowl
19th Century Edo Period Arita Polychrome Imari Kutani Sobo Choko Tea Bowl
£47.02
NICE KUTANI MID CENTURY PORCELAIN CHINA BAMBOO JAPAN PLATINUM TEAPOT
NICE KUTANI MID CENTURY PORCELAIN CHINA BAMBOO JAPAN PLATINUM TEAPOT
$4.99
Japanese Dragon Kutani Porcelain
Japanese Dragon Kutani Porcelain
$165.00
Vintage Antique Japanese Shibata Porcelain Vase Satsuma Kutani Style
Vintage Antique Japanese Shibata Porcelain Vase Satsuma Kutani Style
$75.00
KUTANI JAPAN character signed RETICULATED PLATE TREE HOUSE MEN GEISHA CHILDREN
KUTANI JAPAN character signed RETICULATED PLATE TREE HOUSE MEN GEISHA CHILDREN
$69.99
Early 19C Intricately Detailed Interior Kutani Micro Calligraphy Sake Cup Signed
Early 19C Intricately Detailed Interior Kutani Micro Calligraphy Sake Cup Signed
$49.99
ANTIQUE JAPANESE SUMI SCROLL PAINTING Longevity Wealth Fukurokuju 1800s Meiji
ANTIQUE JAPANESE SUMI SCROLL PAINTING Longevity Wealth Fukurokuju 1800s Meiji
$275.00
KUTANI NINE CHINA FINE PORCELAIN FLORAL WITH GOLD 11 PLATE
KUTANI NINE CHINA FINE PORCELAIN FLORAL WITH GOLD 11 PLATE
$16.95
Kutani Bowl Japanese Hand Painted 10 Signed
Kutani Bowl Japanese Hand Painted 10 Signed
$149.99
Outstanding Fine Antique Japanese Kutani Eggshell Porcelain Tea Set Meiji Period
Outstanding Fine Antique Japanese Kutani Eggshell Porcelain Tea Set Meiji Period
$0.99
Fine 19th Century Meiji Period Kutani Birds Prunus Blossom  Flowers Vase Signed
Fine 19th Century Meiji Period Kutani Birds Prunus Blossom Flowers Vase Signed
£62.70
19th Century Meiji Period Arita Ko Kutani Kiku Chrysanthemum Vase Signed Seiundo
19th Century Meiji Period Arita Ko Kutani Kiku Chrysanthemum Vase Signed Seiundo
£62.70
Set of Four Coasters and Holder made by Kutani of Japan
Set of Four Coasters and Holder made by Kutani of Japan
$22.50
Japanese Vintage 55pc Kutani dishwear set
Japanese Vintage 55pc Kutani dishwear set
$399.00
Kutani Hand painted Shozan tea set Service for 6 Silver white porcelain 17 pc
Kutani Hand painted Shozan tea set Service for 6 Silver white porcelain 17 pc
$89.99
Kutani Hand painted Shozan tea set Service for 5 floral porcelain 22 pc
Kutani Hand painted Shozan tea set Service for 5 floral porcelain 22 pc
$69.99
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI DOG
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI DOG
$199.00
Antique Vtg Japanese Geisha Plate Signed Kutani Meiji Gilt Eggshell Porcelain
Antique Vtg Japanese Geisha Plate Signed Kutani Meiji Gilt Eggshell Porcelain
$89.99
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI CAT
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI CAT
$199.00
Vintage JAPANESE PORCELAIN PLATE Signed Kutani
Vintage JAPANESE PORCELAIN PLATE Signed Kutani
$15.99
Kutani Toyo Gold Red Crane Vase Vintage Porcelain Ginger Jar
Kutani Toyo Gold Red Crane Vase Vintage Porcelain Ginger Jar
$16.99
Vintage Japanese Kutani Satsuma Porcelain Teapot Peacocks W Bamboo Handle c1950s
Vintage Japanese Kutani Satsuma Porcelain Teapot Peacocks W Bamboo Handle c1950s
$19.85
Vintage Japanese Kutani Satsuma Porcelain Temple Jar Enamel Peacock Ginger Jar
Vintage Japanese Kutani Satsuma Porcelain Temple Jar Enamel Peacock Ginger Jar
$34.85
Vintage Japanese Multi color Porcelain Scalloped Three Footed Bowl
Vintage Japanese Multi color Porcelain Scalloped Three Footed Bowl
$12.95
3 pc KUTANI JAPANESE PORCELAIN SUGAR CREAMER SET + BOWL SILVER BAMBOO
3 pc KUTANI JAPANESE PORCELAIN SUGAR CREAMER SET + BOWL SILVER BAMBOO
$18.99
KUTANI JAPANESE PORCELAIN Small Scalloped Bowl
KUTANI JAPANESE PORCELAIN Small Scalloped Bowl
$19.00

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