Japanese porcelain made in Kaga province in the late 17th century, often with both underglaze and overglaze enamel decoration; imitated in the 19th century.

Origin of Kutani

after Kutani, a town in Ishikawa prefecture where it was made
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Historical Examples of kutani

  • What tests should be applied to find out whether the specimen submitted is old Kutani or not?

  • The contrast to the Imari ware, with its bold masses of blossoms and colours, is as great as it is with modern Kutani.

  • Its manufacture dates from the close of the 17th century, when the feudal chief of Kaga took the industry Kutani.

  • By slightly raising the value of the class we bring in the Kutani, the Nutkan and the Chinuk.


    Robert Gordon Latham

  • From this it will be seen that the Kutani mark appears on porcelain varying in composition.