Auction house Sotheby’s has appointed Magali Teisseire (pictured) as head of its jewelry and watch divisions for France and Monaco.
She will be based in Paris. Her appointment follows the announcement made last November that Laurence Nicolas has been appointed executive vice president and global managing director for jewelry and watches.
Teisseire studied art history as well as law before beginning her career as an auctioneer specializing in jewelry and horology. According to the Sotheby’s statement and her LinkedIn profile, she worked as an auctioneer at PIASA from 2004 to 2009, then headed the jewelry department at French auction house Osenat Fontainebleau from 2009 to 2010.
After that, she became interested in e-commerce and worked at online company Expertissim. In 2015, she founded her own business, Diamantiques, which sold jewelry and watches online, while continuing to consult with various auction houses.
Her appointment coincides with the launch of both live and online jewelry and watches sales at Sotheby’s Paris this fall. The first sale will take place on Oct. 11 and mark the 50th anniversary of Sotheby’s in Paris.
Teisseire will work closely with Sotheby’s jewelry teams in Monaco, London, Milan, Geneva, New York City, and Hong Kong.
In past statements, Sotheby’s has called the jewelry and watch segments two of its fastest growing categories.
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