Kutani Tea Set

Tea has always been an important part of Japanese culture. A ceremonial tea set would often be used by families at important occasions and the more wealthy the family, the more lavish the tea set would be. A Kutani tea set from the Nippon is a perfect example of the fine qualities of porcelain production from over 300 years ago.

These Kutani tea set pieces are decorated with bright, bold colorings and often have images of birds on and are intricately hand painted, glazed and decorated. Although the old art of making this style of Japanese porcelain died out long ago, modern reproductions pay homage to the original artists and style.

Fine Antique Kutani Lithophane Cup  Saucer Set w Secret Geisha Image
Fine Antique Kutani Lithophane Cup Saucer Set w Secret Geisha Image
$39.90
Fine Antique Kutani Lithophane Cup  Saucer Set w Secret Geisha Image
Fine Antique Kutani Lithophane Cup Saucer Set w Secret Geisha Image
$39.90
Kutani Japanese Tea Set
Kutani Japanese Tea Set
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MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA EMPRESS VASE Edo Meiji Period
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA EMPRESS VASE Edo Meiji Period
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ANTIQUE 1920 JAPANESE KUTANI EGGSHELL TEA OR COFFEE SET BAMBOO MOTIF
ANTIQUE 1920 JAPANESE KUTANI EGGSHELL TEA OR COFFEE SET BAMBOO MOTIF
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ANTIQUE JAPANESE SHIP CAPTAINS CHEST Edo Period Funa Dansu 1700s Tansu
ANTIQUE JAPANESE SHIP CAPTAINS CHEST Edo Period Funa Dansu 1700s Tansu
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ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED WOOD TEMPLE STATUE Ming Qing Dynasty Relics China Wooden
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED WOOD TEMPLE STATUE Ming Qing Dynasty Relics China Wooden
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ULTRA RARE UNFINISHED ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA VASE Meiji Yabu Meizan Ryozan
ULTRA RARE UNFINISHED ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA VASE Meiji Yabu Meizan Ryozan
$6,500.00
Geisha Tea Cup and saucer with Geishas face in bottom of the cuplithophane
Geisha Tea Cup and saucer with Geishas face in bottom of the cuplithophane
$22.99
50 Piece Kutani China Made in Japan Chinaware Dinnerware
50 Piece Kutani China Made in Japan Chinaware Dinnerware
$125.00
Edo Meiji Imari Arita Kutani Garniture Export Red Gold Kinran Samurai Vase yqz
Edo Meiji Imari Arita Kutani Garniture Export Red Gold Kinran Samurai Vase yqz
$46.00
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA KORO Edo Period Gosu Blue Incense Censer
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA KORO Edo Period Gosu Blue Incense Censer
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3 EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE BOWLS MEIJI LACQUER SAKE CEREMONY Sakazuki SET OF 3
3 EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE BOWLS MEIJI LACQUER SAKE CEREMONY Sakazuki SET OF 3
$175.00
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE WAKASA LACQUER JUBAKO BOXES Stacking Storage Bento
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE WAKASA LACQUER JUBAKO BOXES Stacking Storage Bento
$600.00
Antique Japanese Imari Kutani Tea Set hand painted Landscape Geshia signed
Antique Japanese Imari Kutani Tea Set hand painted Landscape Geshia signed
$49.99
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE HOTEI STATUE Very Fine Signed Buddha Okimono
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE HOTEI STATUE Very Fine Signed Buddha Okimono
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ANTIQUE RED CORAL BEADS 24 Huge Chunks of Magnificent Polished Coral
ANTIQUE RED CORAL BEADS 24 Huge Chunks of Magnificent Polished Coral
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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 LACQUER TRAY STORAGE BOX Fine Golden Maki e Japan
ANTIQUE JAPANESE LACQUER TRAY STORAGE BOX Fine Golden Maki e Japan
$275.00
1950s Japanese Kutani ware tea set potcups tea ceremony KOGETSU madeH 9 NR
1950s Japanese Kutani ware tea set potcups tea ceremony KOGETSU madeH 9 NR
$24.00
1950s Japanese Kutani ware tea pot pinebambooplum ShochikubaiH 6NR
1950s Japanese Kutani ware tea pot pinebambooplum ShochikubaiH 6NR
$24.00
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE LACQUER PLATE Hand Carved KAMAKURA BORI
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE LACQUER PLATE Hand Carved KAMAKURA BORI
$195.00
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
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ANTIQUE JAPANESE TABAKOBON Meiji Period Set for Kiseru Pipe Porcelain Dragon
ANTIQUE JAPANESE TABAKOBON Meiji Period Set for Kiseru Pipe Porcelain Dragon
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ANTIQUE QING DYNASTY CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE VASE Kangxi China Porcelain Rare Form
ANTIQUE QING DYNASTY CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE VASE Kangxi China Porcelain Rare Form
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ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI BRONZE HIBACHI Planter Pot Rickshaw Tiger Hand Warmer
ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI BRONZE HIBACHI Planter Pot Rickshaw Tiger Hand Warmer
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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
Batter set w syrup Coffee TeaSet Japan K Mark Kyoto or Kutani 1920 40
Batter set w syrup Coffee TeaSet Japan K Mark Kyoto or Kutani 1920 40
$49.99
1940s Japanese Kutani ware tea set potcups pineplum Pattern H 10 NR
1940s Japanese Kutani ware tea set potcups pineplum Pattern H 10 NR
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Japanese KUTANI porcelain teapot  4 cups set
Japanese KUTANI porcelain teapot 4 cups set
$15.00
KUTANI WHISTLING BIRD SAKE SET HAND PAINTED PORCELAIN FROM PRE WAR JAPAN
KUTANI WHISTLING BIRD SAKE SET HAND PAINTED PORCELAIN FROM PRE WAR JAPAN
$59.95
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
$23.25
Beautiful Vintage Japanese Kutani Studio Pottery Bowl Tea Persimmon Glaze
Beautiful Vintage Japanese Kutani Studio Pottery Bowl Tea Persimmon Glaze
£93.18
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
YAKIMONO 4000 Years of Japanese Ceramics Jomon to Showa Periods Honolulu Academy
YAKIMONO 4000 Years of Japanese Ceramics Jomon to Showa Periods Honolulu Academy
$29.99
Two C1800 Vintage Rare Japanese Kutani Yaki Export Plates Hisatomi Masatsune
Two C1800 Vintage Rare Japanese Kutani Yaki Export Plates Hisatomi Masatsune
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KUTANI 2 Tea Cups Japanese Pottery Art HENS
KUTANI 2 Tea Cups Japanese Pottery Art HENS
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KUTANI 2 Tea Cups Japanese Pottery Art WILD BOARS
KUTANI 2 Tea Cups Japanese Pottery Art WILD BOARS
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KUTANI 2 Tea Cups Japanese Pottery Art MONKEY
KUTANI 2 Tea Cups Japanese Pottery Art MONKEY
$34.99
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
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If you are an avid collector of Japanese art or other collectibles, tea sets can be an excellent addition. Most people have multiple Japanese tea sets that they use both for casual use and for formal use. Depending on the kind of gathering that you are going to have at your home, and the kind of tea you are going to serve to your guests, you may choose one kind of tea set over another. Some people choose to keep their tea sets in a display cabinet or hutch, where they are protected but still able to be displayed. Whatever your style is for tea sets, there are a lot of beautiful and hand crafted Japanese tea sets that are available to start collecting.

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ANTIQUE 1890s JAPANESE KUTANI GEISHA GIRL TEA SET22 ps
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Set of 3 Japanese Kutani Fine Dragonware Porcelain 2 1 4 tea espresso cups BW
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Porcelain Of All Countries RL Hobson 1906 EP Dutton  Co original 1st VF++
Porcelain Of All Countries RL Hobson 1906 EP Dutton Co original 1st VF++
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Vintage Japanese Kutani Ware Tea Cup  Saucer
Vintage Japanese Kutani Ware Tea Cup Saucer
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1870s Japanese Porcelain Platter Kutani
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KUTANI 2 Tea Cups Japanese Pottery Art DRAGONS
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Kutani Rare Antique Imported Seal Teapot Makers Mark
Kutani Rare Antique Imported Seal Teapot Makers Mark
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Vtg 21 pc Japanese KUTANI Porcelain Tea Dessert Set w LITHOPANE Cups Japan
Vtg 21 pc Japanese KUTANI Porcelain Tea Dessert Set w LITHOPANE Cups Japan
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Kutani China Tea Set
Kutani China Tea Set
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F467 Japanese OLD KUTANI porcelain SENCHA teapot with refined great painting
F467 Japanese OLD KUTANI porcelain SENCHA teapot with refined great painting
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LARGE 10 ANTIQUE JAPANESE RED LACQUER BOWL Edo Meiji Maki e Takamakie Shinto
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Japan Kutani Lidded Tea Ginger Jar Vase Crackle Gold and Blue Peacock
Japan Kutani Lidded Tea Ginger Jar Vase Crackle Gold and Blue Peacock
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ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED STATUE Qing Dynasty 1800s Wooden Figure on Tiger Throne
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED STATUE Qing Dynasty 1800s Wooden Figure on Tiger Throne
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SET OF 5 MID CENTURY JAPANESE KUTANI DISHES Circa 1950 Porcelain Painted Plates
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ANTIQUE JAPANESE LACQUER SAKE BOWL with RISING SUN  KANJI Maki e Takamakie
ANTIQUE JAPANESE LACQUER SAKE BOWL with RISING SUN KANJI Maki e Takamakie
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ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI COVERED BOWL Porcelain Meiji 1800s Seven Gods
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ANTIQUE JAPANESE TETSUBIN Meiji Cast Iron Teapot 1800s Kettle Rare Pattern
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MORIAGE DRAGONWARE KUTANI GEISHA GIRL LITHOPHANE Demitasse Cup  Saucer 2
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Vintage Asian Kutani Black  Gold Tea set
Vintage Asian Kutani Black Gold Tea set
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Antique Hand Painted SIGNED TEACUP EGGSHELL CHINA EXCELLENT VINTAGE CONDITION
Antique Hand Painted SIGNED TEACUP EGGSHELL CHINA EXCELLENT VINTAGE CONDITION
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EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE ANDO CLOISONNE VASE Stunning Ando Musen Turquoise
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$695.00
2 ANTIQUE BURMESE LACQUER BETEL BOXES Finely Etched Nesting Yun Containers Burma
2 ANTIQUE BURMESE LACQUER BETEL BOXES Finely Etched Nesting Yun Containers Burma
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SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA VASE Edo Meiji Period 1800s Ceramic
SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA VASE Edo Meiji Period 1800s Ceramic
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8 EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE NEGORO LACQUER BOWLS Edo Meiji 1800s Set with Box
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KUTANI 2 Tea Cups Japanese Pottery Art HORSES
KUTANI 2 Tea Cups Japanese Pottery Art HORSES
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KUTANI 2 Tea Cups Japanese Pottery Art RABITS
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ANTIQUE CHINESE HARDWOOD SCHOLARS TRAY Late Qing Republic Period Desk Box
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Vintage Kutani covered dish Fugiyama Hand Painted Yokohama Tea Coffee Pot Japan
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ANTIQUE CHINESE ENAMEL BOX Champleve Early 1900s Brass with inset stones
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Wedgwood Bone China KUTANI CRANE Leigh Shape Design Inside Footed Cup Saucer
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ANTIQUE JIAQING CHINESE BLUE WHITE PORCELAIN DISH 1796 1820
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Fuji Quality China Kutani Japan Tea Pot With 4 Cups Black Floral Design N3MC
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