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The most expensive 11 Jian Wares in the history of the auction

Jian Ware was ranked first tea set in the Song Dynasty, that also the royal tea set.

Its production process has been included in the China national intangible cultural heritage list. With the great heat of tea culture in recent years, it has also become the first-line porcelains. In 2016, Linyu Shanren’s "oil-spot" deal with more than $11.7 million.

 

oil-spot jian ware
Linyu Shanren

NO.1
September 15, 2016 New York Christie's sale price $11,701,000, Converted to RMB 78,279,690 (the current exchange rate)

The hard power and soft power of Linyu Shanren’s "oil-spot" is the first in the open trading market. Its varieties are rare and experienced a long history.

Linyu Shanren’s "oil-spot" was sold at a price of $11.7 million dollars that equivalent to RMB 78 million, which represent a benchmark for Jian kiln collections.

From December 18, 1935, to September 3, 2015, it was recognized as an important art item by the Japanese Culture Agency and passed along with the National Treasure "Oil-Spot" Porcelain. This is a strong proof of the appreciation trend of Jian Ware! The auction of $17 million has made the most expensive record on the auction floor!

N0.2
Sotheby's, London, May 11, 2011 Transaction price: c1,105,250 that equivalent to $1,815,787 (the current exchange rate)

It is the "hare's fur" of Jian Ware, which is rare and exquisite.

Linyu Shanren’s "oil-spot" auction record holder now change into the second. It is very far-sighted to auction 11 years ago. today's worth is far more than the past.

hare's fur of Jian Ware
Weixingtang
Osaka Fujita family

NO.3
November 09, 2016 Sotheby's, London Transaction price 1,085,000 pounds that equivalent to $1,345,864 (current exchange rate)

This Jian Ware was owned by the Weixingtang (1615-1690) later passed to the Osaka Fujita family, it could trace to the Muromachi period.

NO.4
March 15, 2017 Sotheby's, New York. Transaction price 1,092,500 USD that equivalent to RMB 7,459,175 (current exchange rate)

Have you seen the colorful black in the legend?

The Jian Ware of Sotheby’s in New York last year was a real explanation. This Jian Ware was owned by the Weixingtang (1615-1690) later passed to the Osaka Fujita family, it could trace to the Muromachi period.

Weixingtang
Osaka Fujita family
hare's fur of Jian Ware
hare's fur of Jian Ware

NO.5
April 06, 2016 Sotheby's, Hong Kong Transaction price 5,840,000 HKD that equivalent to USD 754,770 (current exchange rate)

This "hare's fur" of Jian Ware is the rare silver. When it 2016 reappeared in Sotheby's auction, it was estimated to be only HK$400,000 to HK$600,000, but it was auctioned at HK$5.84 million, directly setting a 16-year spring auction record.

NO.6
October 02, 2017 Hong Kong Guardian
Transaction price 3,540,000 HKD that equivalent to $456,820 (the current exchange rate)

In the last year's Hong Kong Guardian auction, there was a Jian Ware sold at more than 3 million Hong Kong dollars and became a huge highlight on the spot.

This "hare's fur" of Jian Ware is yellowish brown under natural light. After focusing on white light, it can be seen silvery grain, slightly blue light, and the inner wall is slightly better than the outer wall. The boundary is not very clear, and it is not straight enough. There is a small flaw in the inner wall glaze.

hare's fur of Jian Ware
hare's fur of Jian Ware

NO.7
October 03, 2017 Sotheby's, Hong Kong
Transaction price 3,460,000 HKD that equivalent to $443,807 (current exchange rate)

The "hare's fur" of Jian Ware was auctioned at the Sotheby's Lecong Hall in Hong Kong on October 3 last year was already famous. The Temmoku was very beautiful and its line is dynamic.

NO.8
April 05, 2015 Sotheby's, Hong Kong Transaction price 3,080,000 HKD that equivalent to $394,369 (the current exchange rate)

The Jian Ware's auction price is top one in 2015 and was collected by Fujita Art Museum.

On April 5, 2015, this "hare's fur" from Hong Kong Sotheby's was sold out at a price of 3,800,000 Hong Kong dollars. Its black glaze showed a clear blue light, mysterious beauty made its price to be ranked in the seventh place.

oil-spot
Xiling Yinshe Auction

NO.9
December 23, 2017 Xiling Yinshe Auction
Transaction price 2,070,000 RMB that equivalent to $315,548

In recent years, the Xiling Yinshe Auction has gradually begun to emerge in the old kiln market.

In the Xiling Yinshe Autumn Auction at the end of last year, a "oil-spot" of Jian Ware was sold at a price of RMB 2.07 million, which is a very good price in the domestic market.

NO.10
December 02, 2015 Christie's, Hong Kong Transaction price 2,440,000 HKD that equivalent to $315,517 (current exchange rate)

This "hare's fur" of Jian Ware was sold in Linyu Shanren Auction on December 2, 2015 at the Hong Kong Christie.

Linyu Shanren is a senior Japanese collector. He has been in the Song high quality porcelain collection for more than 40 years. Christie's has designed a special session for him. The "oil-spot" that set the record is also the Linyu Shanren's collection.

Jian ware
Yiqing Pavilion of Christie

NO.11
May 29, 2013 Christie's Hong Kong
Transaction price 1,950,000 Hong Kong dollars that equivalent to $252,734 (the current exchange rate)

Compared with the previous Jian Ware, this auction was relatively early. It was held at the Yiqing Pavilion of Christie's in Hong Kong on May 29, 2013, But its transaction price is still as high as HK$1.95 million.

The following is the auction video of Lu Jinxi's Jian ware works:

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