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Kutani ware

Style of Japanese porcelain traditionally supposed to be from Kutani, now a part of Kaga, Ishikawa, in the former Kaga Province.Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 0001
Japan, 19th century - Vase- Kutani Ware - 1941.573 - Cleveland Museum of Art
It is divided into two phases: Ko-Kutani (old Kutani), from the 17th and early 18th centuries, and Saikō-Kutani from the revived production in the 19th century. The more prestigious Ko-Kutani wares are recognised by scholars to be a complex and much mis-represented group, very often not from Kutani at all.


Ko-Kutani porcelain four colours Aote type plate with flower design in enamel, late 17th century, Edo period
Kutani ware, especially in the Ko-Kutani period, is marked by vivid dark colors that epitomize lavish aesthetics. It is theorized that the long, harsh and grey winters of the Hokuriku region led to a desire among people living there for ceramic ware to show strong and bold colours. The classical five colours style, known as gosai-de (五彩手), includes green, blue, yellow, purple, and red. The designs are bold and normally depict landscapes, the beauty of nature, and people, and cover most of the surface of each piece.

In recognition of the modern understanding that much, if not most, of the Ko-Kutani production was around Arita, the wares are now sometimes grouped with Imari ware (perhaps as "Ko-Kutani type"), or the wider groupings of Arita ware or Hizen ware.
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Plate LACMA AC1992.110.1 (1 of 2)

Plate LACMA AC1992.110.1 (1 of 2)

Japan, circa 1650-1660 Furnishings; Serviceware Arita ware, Kokutani style; porcelain with overglaze enamels 2 3/8 x 13 3/4 in. (6.0 x 34.9cm) Purchased with funds provided by the Art Museum Council (AC1992.1... More

Deep Footed Plate with Decoration of Leaves

Deep Footed Plate with Decoration of Leaves

Edo period (1615–1868) Public domain photograph of Japanese ceramics object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Teapot, 18th century - Public domain dedication museum photo

Teapot, 18th century - Public domain dedication museum photo

Public domain photo of a 3d object, United Kingdom, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Charger with a design of musicians and flowers in a landscape (Kutani ware) - Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery - 1986.043

Charger with a design of musicians and flowers in a landscape (Kutani ...

Charger with a design of musicians and flowers in a landscape (Kutani ware), ceramics by Artist Unknown  Charger with a design of musicians and flowers in a landscape (Kutani ware), ceramics by Artist Unknown 

Porcelain Saucer, 18th century - Public domain photo of museum object

Porcelain Saucer, 18th century - Public domain photo of museum object

Public domain photo of a golden object, Japan, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Japan, Edo Period - Dish with Two Men Playing Go - 1964.260 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Japan, Edo Period - Dish with Two Men Playing Go - 1964.260 - Clevelan...

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Japan, Ishikawa Prefecture, Kutani Village, Yoshidaya kiln, Edo Period - Foliate Dish with Banana Leaf Design- Kutani Ware - 1991.116 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Japan, Ishikawa Prefecture, Kutani Village, Yoshidaya kiln, Edo Period...

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Plate with Landscape Decoration, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Plate with Landscape Decoration, Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Kutani-Ware Plate - Public domain dedication, Art Institute of Chicago

Kutani-Ware Plate - Public domain dedication, Art Institute of Chicago

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Dish with Bird on Bamboo - Public domain photo of museum object

Dish with Bird on Bamboo - Public domain photo of museum object

Public domain photo of a ceramic dish, Japan, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Dish with Bird on Bamboo - Public domain photo of museum object

Dish with Bird on Bamboo - Public domain photo of museum object

Edo period (1615–1868) Public domain photograph of ceramics dish, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Plate with Geese in Lotus Pond - Public domain photo of museum object

Plate with Geese in Lotus Pond - Public domain photo of museum object

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Bowl, 18th century, Japan, Edo period

Bowl, 18th century, Japan, Edo period

Eiraku Hozen (1795–1854) Edo period (1615–1868) Public domain photograph of glazed ceramics, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Japan, Edo Period - Pair of Dishes with Singing Bird on a Rock- In Ko Kutani Style - 1964.262 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Japan, Edo Period - Pair of Dishes with Singing Bird on a Rock- In Ko ...

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Japan, Edo period - Large Dish with Persimmon Branch - 1964.245 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Japan, Edo period - Large Dish with Persimmon Branch - 1964.245 - Clev...

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Japan, Edo period - Plate with Bird and Flower- Kutani Ware - 1960.174 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Japan, Edo period - Plate with Bird and Flower- Kutani Ware - 1960.174...

Public domain image of a decorated plate, tableware, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

Dish (unidentified) - Tokyo National Museum - DSC06450

Dish (unidentified) - Tokyo National Museum - DSC06450

Exhibit in the Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, Japan. This artwork is old enough so that it is in the public domain.

Japan, Edo period - Plate with Bird and Flower - 1969.253 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Japan, Edo period - Plate with Bird and Flower - 1969.253 - Cleveland ...

Public domain image of a decorated plate, tableware, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

Japan, Edo Period - One of a Pair of Dishes with Singing Bird on a Rock- In Ko Kutani Style - 1964.262.2 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Japan, Edo Period - One of a Pair of Dishes with Singing Bird on a Roc...

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Japan, late Kutani ware, 19th century - Miniature Porcelain Vase - 1942.844 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Japan, late Kutani ware, 19th century - Miniature Porcelain Vase - 194...

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Photo of Clevelandart 1964.245 - Public domain dedication

Photo of Clevelandart 1964.245 - Public domain dedication

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Clevelandart 1969.253 - A plate with a painting of a tree on it

Clevelandart 1969.253 - A plate with a painting of a tree on it

Public domain image of a decorated plate, tableware, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

Japan, Edo period - Circular Dish with Tall Base- Kutani Ware - 1998.288 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Japan, Edo period - Circular Dish with Tall Base- Kutani Ware - 1998.2...

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Eight Views of Biwa Lake, Kutani ware, Japan, mid 19th century, porcelain - Cincinnati Art Museum - DSC03159

Eight Views of Biwa Lake, Kutani ware, Japan, mid 19th century, porcel...

Exhibit in the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. This artwork is in the public domain because the artist died more than 70 years ago. Photography was permitted in the museum without restriction.

Li Bo Riding a Carp, Kutani ware, Japan, 19th century, porcelain - Cincinnati Art Museum - DSC03172

Li Bo Riding a Carp, Kutani ware, Japan, 19th century, porcelain - Cin...

Exhibit in the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. This artwork is in the public domain because the artist died more than 70 years ago. Photography was permitted in the museum without restriction.

Large bowl, made by Kutani Shoza, late Edo period, ceramic - Nomura Samurai Family Residence - Nagamachi - Kanazawa, Japan - DSC00497

Large bowl, made by Kutani Shoza, late Edo period, ceramic - Nomura Sa...

Exhibit in the Nomura Samurai Family Residence - Nagamachi - Kanazawa, Japan. Public domain photograph of primitivism, folk art, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Japan, Edo period - Circular Dish with Tall Base- Kutani Ware - 1998.288 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Japan, Edo period - Circular Dish with Tall Base- Kutani Ware - 1998.2...

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Japan, Ishikawa Prefecture, Kutani Village Kilns, Edo Period - Bottle Vase- Kutani Ware - 1962.278 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Japan, Ishikawa Prefecture, Kutani Village Kilns, Edo Period - Bottle ...

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Dish, Ko-Kutani ware - Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts - Kanazawa, Japan - DSC09863

Dish, Ko-Kutani ware - Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Arts...

Exhibit in the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts - Kanazawa, Japan.

Stem Bowl, Imari ware, Kokutani gosai-de type, Edo period, 17th century, landscape and figure design in overglaze enamel - Tokyo National Museum - DSC05311

Stem Bowl, Imari ware, Kokutani gosai-de type, Edo period, 17th centur...

Exhibit in the Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, Japan. This artwork is old enough so that it is in the public domain.

Plate LACMA AC1992.110.1 (2 of 2)

Plate LACMA AC1992.110.1 (2 of 2)

Japan, circa 1650-1660 Furnishings; Serviceware Arita ware, Kokutani style; porcelain with overglaze enamels 2 3/8 x 13 3/4 in. (6.0 x 34.9cm) Purchased with funds provided by the Art Museum Council (AC1992.1... More

Clevelandart 1960.174 - A plate with a bird and flowers on it

Clevelandart 1960.174 - A plate with a bird and flowers on it

Public domain image of a decorated plate, tableware, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

Japan, Edo Period - One of a Pair of Dishes with Singing Bird on a Rock- In Ko Kutani Style - 1964.262.1 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Japan, Edo Period - One of a Pair of Dishes with Singing Bird on a Roc...

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Japan, late Kutani ware, 19th century - Miniature Porcelain Vase - 1942.844 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Japan, late Kutani ware, 19th century - Miniature Porcelain Vase - 194...

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Sake Bottle in the Shape of a Bamboo Whisk, Imari ware, Kokutani ao-de type, Edo period, 17th century, banana tree design in overglaze enamel - Tokyo National Museum - DSC06024

Sake Bottle in the Shape of a Bamboo Whisk, Imari ware, Kokutani ao-de...

Exhibit in the Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, Japan. This artwork is old enough so that it is in the public domain.

Large Dish, Imari ware, Kokutani gosai-de type, Edo period, 17th century, butterfly and peony design on overglaze enamel - Tokyo National Museum - DSC05296

Large Dish, Imari ware, Kokutani gosai-de type, Edo period, 17th centu...

Exhibit in the Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, Japan. This artwork is old enough so that it is in the public domain.

Japan, Ishikawa Prefecture, Kutani Village, Yoshidaya Kiln, Edo Period - Plate with Peony Design- Kutani Ware - 1960.224 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Japan, Ishikawa Prefecture, Kutani Village, Yoshidaya Kiln, Edo Period...

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Covered bowl with a landscape design (Kutani ware) - Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery - 1986.048

Covered bowl with a landscape design (Kutani ware) - Vanderbilt Fine A...

Covered bowl with a landscape design (Kutani ware), ceramics by Artist Unknown  Covered bowl with a landscape design (Kutani ware), ceramics by Artist Unknown 

Long Neck vase with a red and gold swirl pattern (Kutani ware) - Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery - 1986.047

Long Neck vase with a red and gold swirl pattern (Kutani ware) - Vande...

Long Neck vase with a red and gold swirl pattern (Kutani ware), ceramics by Artist Unknown  Long Neck vase with a red and gold swirl pattern (Kutani ware), ceramics by Artist Unknown 

Charger with a design of landscape and figures (Kutani ware) - Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery - 1986.052

Charger with a design of landscape and figures (Kutani ware) - Vanderb...

Charger with a design of landscape and figures (Kutani ware), ceramics by Artist Unknown  Charger with a design of landscape and figures (Kutani ware), ceramics by Artist Unknown 

Japan, 19th century - Vase- Kutani Ware - 1941.573 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Japan, 19th century - Vase- Kutani Ware - 1941.573 - Cleveland Museum ...

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Large dish with peony scroll design, Imari ware, Kokutani gosai-de type, Edo period, 17th century, overglaze enamel - Tokyo National Museum - DSC06028

Large dish with peony scroll design, Imari ware, Kokutani gosai-de typ...

Exhibit in the Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, Japan. This artwork is old enough so that it is in the public domain.

Kutani-Style Sweets Tray, c. 1825, Japan, porcelain with underglaze decoration and overglaze enamels - Art Institute of Chicago - DSC00227

Kutani-Style Sweets Tray, c. 1825, Japan, porcelain with underglaze de...

Exhibit in the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA. This artwork is in the public domain because the artist died more than 70 years ago. Photography was permitted in the museum without restriction.

Dish, Kutani ware, Iidaya (Aka-e) style - Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts - Kanazawa, Japan - DSC09851

Dish, Kutani ware, Iidaya (Aka-e) style - Ishikawa Prefectural Museum ...

Exhibit in the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts - Kanazawa, Japan.

Dish, Kutani ware, Yoshidaya style - Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts - Kanazawa, Japan - DSC09855

Dish, Kutani ware, Yoshidaya style - Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Tr...

Exhibit in the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts - Kanazawa, Japan.

Covered clam shell dish with a design of shell feet and a figure in a landscape (Kutani ware) - Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery - 1986.058

Covered clam shell dish with a design of shell feet and a figure in a ...

Covered clam shell dish with a design of shell feet and a figure in a landscape (Kutani ware), ceramics by Artist Unknown  Covered clam shell dish with a design of shell feet and a figure in a landscape (Kutan... More

Japan, Edo Period - One of a Pair of Dishes with Singing Bird on a Rock- In Ko Kutani Style - 1964.262.2 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Japan, Edo Period - One of a Pair of Dishes with Singing Bird on a Roc...

Public domain photograph Japanese art, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Japan, Edo Period - Plate with Fan Designs- Old Kutani Type, Aode (Green) Kutani Style - 1989.257 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Japan, Edo Period - Plate with Fan Designs- Old Kutani Type, Aode (Gre...

Public domain photograph of 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl Description.

Kutani-Ware Plate, late 17th century, Japan, porcelain with enamel - Art Institute of Chicago - DSC00224

Kutani-Ware Plate, late 17th century, Japan, porcelain with enamel - A...

Exhibit in the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA. This artwork is in the public domain because the artist died more than 70 years ago. Photography was permitted in the museum without restriction.

Kutani-Style Arita-Ware, 17th century, Japan, porcelain - Art Institute of Chicago - DSC00212

Kutani-Style Arita-Ware, 17th century, Japan, porcelain - Art Institut...

Exhibit in the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA. This artwork is in the public domain because the artist died more than 70 years ago. Photography was permitted in the museum without restriction.

Pentagonal bowl with dragon design, Kutani Kasugayama ware, Edo period, 1804-1818 AD, porcelain, overglaze enamel - Tokyo National Museum - Tokyo, Japan - DSC09368

Pentagonal bowl with dragon design, Kutani Kasugayama ware, Edo period...

Exhibit in the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts - Kanazawa, Japan.

Wine Pot with a design of a duck standing in a lotus (Kutani ware) - Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery - 1986.042

Wine Pot with a design of a duck standing in a lotus (Kutani ware) - V...

Wine Pot with a design of a duck standing in a lotus (Kutani ware), ceramics by Artist Unknown  Wine Pot with a design of a duck standing in a lotus (Kutani ware), ceramics by Artist Unknown 

Joseph-Théodore Deck - Large Plate - Walters 481909

Joseph-Théodore Deck - Large Plate - Walters 481909

Deck began his career as a stove-maker, working first in Vienna, where he produced stoves for Schönbrunn Palace, and, after 1847, in Paris. At the Exposition Universelle held in Paris in 1855, he was so impress... More

Japan, 19th century - Vase- Kutani Ware - 1941.573 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Japan, 19th century - Vase- Kutani Ware - 1941.573 - Cleveland Museum ...

Public domain photograph of 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl Description.

Japan, Edo Period - Bowl- Kutani Ware - 1986.173 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Japan, Edo Period - Bowl- Kutani Ware - 1986.173 - Cleveland Museum of...

Public domain photograph of Japanese art from Cleveland Museum of Art, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Foliated bowl with banana tree and willow design, Japan, Arita, Edo period, 1650s to 1660s AD, enamelled Imari ware in Ko-Kutani style - Matsuoka Museum of Art - Tokyo, Japan - DSC07328

Foliated bowl with banana tree and willow design, Japan, Arita, Edo pe...

Exhibit in the Matsuoka Museum of Art - 5 Chome-12-6 Shirokanedai, Minato, Tokyo 108-0071, Japan.

Sake Ewer, Imari ware, Kokutani gosai-de type, Edo period, 17th century, bird and flower design in overglaze enamel - Tokyo National Museum - DSC05309

Sake Ewer, Imari ware, Kokutani gosai-de type, Edo period, 17th centur...

Sake ewer, Imari ware, Ko-Kutani gosai-de type, Edo period, 17th century, bird and flower design in overglaze enamel - Tokyo National Museum.