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Sotheby’s has appointed Magali Teisseire as head of the jewellery and watches divisions in France and Monaco.

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Teisseire joins Sotheby's

Sotheby’s has appointed Magali Teisseire as head of the jewellery and watches divisions in France and Monaco. Based in Paris, she will work closely with the teams in Monaco, London, Milan, Geneva, New York and Hong Kong. Her arrival follows the appointment earlier this year, in February, of Laurence Nicolas at the helm of the global jewellery and watches divisions.

A gemmologist, Teisseire led the jewellery division of a French auction house between 2004-11. After working for an online auction company, she created her own business selling jewellery and watches online, while pursuing her activities as a jewellery expert working with various auction houses in Paris and elsewhere in France.

Teisseire’s appointment coincides with the launch of both live and online jewellery and watches auctions at Sotheby’s in Paris this autumn. The first is on October 11 in the firm’s newly refurbished galleries.

Latest Bonhams appointments

Alexis Cronin Butler has joined Bonhams as director of Florida. Based in Miami, she will be responsible for sourcing items for auction, raising Bonhams’ profile, and supporting April Matteini, representative of Florida, who joined the company earlier this year.

Before Bonhams, Cronin Butler was a specialist in the Impressionist and modern department at Christie's New York. She holds a master's degree in art business from Sotheby's Institute.

Bonhams also recently appointed Sharon Chan as director of watches, Asia. She is based in Bonhams’ Hong Kong office, where she joins the existing team of Tim Bourne and Vanessa Herrera. 

Chan has more than 16 years’ experience in the auction business, working with both jewellery and watches. She spent many years as a watch specialist – and then head of watches Asia – at Sotheby’s Hong Kong.  She has recently managed her own Hong Kong-based watch dealership and consultancy.   

West Coast with Phillips

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Meaghan Roddy has joined Phillips to lead the design department’s West Coast initiatives from Los Angeles.

Meaghan Roddy, Phillips’ senior international specialist, Americas, will relocate to Los Angeles to lead the design department’s West Coast initiatives.

In the autumn, she will also play a lead role in the London October sale called Shape & Space, New Ceramic Presence, collaborating with Phillips’ 20th century and contemporary Art team to bring a collection of ceramic works to the market during Frieze week.

She joined Phillips in 2007 after working for seven years in American ceramics, studio furniture, and international 20th and 21st century decorative arts and design at Rago Auctions in Lambertville, New Jersey, and Weschler’s Auctions in Washington, DC.