The most expensive Song Dynasty Jianzhan in the world
The Song Dynasty was one of the most prosperous era in Chinese history, and the Jianzhan that manufactured in that period of time were also the most beautiful and exquisite ones.
Here are some most expensive Jianzhan that sold in modern days.
No.1 Southern Song Jian Kiln Oil Drop Cup
Sold Price: US$11,701,000 (including commission)
This Jianzhan has a noble birth and an honored inheritance, passed down from generation to generation in the Kuroda family until the mid-1970s.
This auction record of this bowl has been maintained for 6 years, and its auction price is much higher than other Song Dynasty Jianzhan collections on the list.
NO.2 Jian Kiln Silver Rabbit Hair Cup in the Southern Song Dynasty
Sold price: £1,105,250
This elegant and upright shaped Jianzhan, has a shallow ring foot and a dark brown iron tire exposed. There is a gold buckle on the edge of the mouth, and the slender jade rabbit has bright lines, flowing from top to bottom along the edge of the mouth, glowing with silver light like moonlight, which is extremely rare.
Although there are more rabbit hair cups handed down from the Song Dynasty than oil drops, the rabbit hair is divided into gold, color, silver, silver blue, blue, brown, etc., with different colors and appearances, and the price is very different.
NO.3 Southern Song Jian Kiln Silver Rabbit Hair Beam Cup
Sold price £：1,085,000
This regular shape cup has a gold buckle on the edge of the mouth, thick and solid body, full of glaze, and the color is smooth. The markings inside the cup are exquisite and iridescent, and there are clear rabbit hair markings inside and outside. The silver-blue rabbit hair shines brilliantly under different angles of light.
NO.4 Southern Song Jian Kiln Rabbit Hair Beam Cup
Transaction time ：2020年10月9日
Sold price：HKD$ 9,855,000
This cup appeared in Sotheby's Hong Kong in 2016 four years ago (Splendor of the Heart - Pikington Collection of Important Chinese Handicrafts), and ranked sixth in the list of Jianzhan with an equivalent of RMB 4.88 million.
NO.5 Southern Song Jian Kiln Oil Drop Beam Mouth Cup
Transaction time ：2017.3.15.
Sold price ：USD$1,092,500
Judging from the appearance, shape and markings of the Jianzhan, they are both representative works of Shukou Ware in the Southern Song Dynasty.