A rare bronze Chinese wine jar that may be upwards of 3,500 years sold for US$1.52 million at a Christie’s online auction on Wednesday.Called a zun, this Chinese ceremonial vessel was probably owned by Shang dynasty (1600-1046 BC) aristocrats and is believed to have been used to serve wine at important events.Tiphaine Nicoul, the head of Christie’s Asian art department, speculated that the piece could have belonged to royalty.“This bronze is very close in style, quality, structure and design to…

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