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What do a samurai and a bottle of Mouton Rothschild have in common?

The answer to the above question is that they’ll both go under the hammer at Schuler’s next auction on 14 September in Zurich, along with more than 2,500 wonderful, grandiose and ultra-desirable collectors’ items. These are our favourites…

Wouldn’t it be nice not to capture your next classic drive out with a smartphone but rather with a vintage Rolleiflex? And wouldn’t the modernist deck chair by Fratelli Guidici Locarno look wonderful on the terrace of your Ticino holiday home? With the antique Memento Mori skull made from ivory, the bill could be prevented from floating away in the study, while the triangular masonic pocket watch would no doubt annoy all the conspiracy theorists and aluminium hat wearers. Besides, a real Japanese samurai warrior from the Edo period has long been missing from the house, and there’s certainly still room in the wine cellar for a bottle of Chateau Mouton Rothschild from 1969. The Zurich-based auction house Schuler has once again succeeded with its latest catalogue in arousing desires for objects that, just a few days ago, we didn’t even suspect that we needed in our lives. You can find the entire catalogue in the Classic Driver Market.