Most expensive online sale recorded at Christie’s for a $3.3 million Chinese bronze Fangyi

While eBay popularized the concept of virtual bidding, it was not as suitable for the lovers of opulence as it was considered more of a commoners comfort that a luxury for the elite. But Christie’s is soon proving that bidding online for fine art is as fancy as bidding in person! The auction house created a new virtual record during the sale of the Sze Yuan Tang Archaic Bronzes that belonged to the Anthony Hardy Collection after top lots were won by an online bidder with a staggering for $3.3 million price tag.

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With the sale of this rare Chinese bronze wine vessel Fangyi, from the late Shang dynasty from the 12th-11th century BC, the sale officially took away the top spot in the online bidding category which was previously held by the sale of a Stradavari violin sold for $1.27 million in April, 2008. Christie’s is known to be the only international auction house that offers real-time, online bidding to all its patrons across all its sale categories anywhere in the world.

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