Press release - Summer sales from August 13 to 16, 2021

François-Xavier LALANNE
François-Xavier LALANNE
Rhinocéros bleu, 1981

Faithful to his reputation for eclecticism and quality, Maître Jean-Pierre Besch will propose on Sunday August 15th at 2:30 pm a beautiful selection of paintings from the impressionists to the contemporaries but also sculptures, ceramics, decorative arts of the 20th century and old paintings. An appointment during which will be presented a set of works from renowned artists. And among them: Bernard Buffet (1928-1999).

A world-renowned painter and sculptor, Buffet is not only one of the most prolific artists of the 20th century, but also, unquestionably, one of the most famous representatives of the expressionist movement. An artistic movement to which he brought his inimitable style. His signature? Large black lines that tirelessly mark the contours of his subjects, giving his paintings a dark, mysterious and sometimes even melancholic side as shown in the oil on canvas "Fruit Basket" signed, dated 1957 in the upper middle; An approach to pictorial art far from that of the great classical masters such as David, Gericault or Courbet, and yet the artist claimed to be.

Fan of bright colors, Jean Dufy (1888-1964) shows a marked preference for blue, as evidenced by "Stockholm, the Port" (circa 1953-1954), oil on canvas signed lower left and these "Carriages and Riders in the Bois de Boulogne" (circa 1950), oil on canvas signed lower right, two compositions where, in the purest Fauvist style, the artist depicts stylized characters whose movements seem to give a sense of life to his paintings.

Considered one of the precursors of Impressionism, Félix Ziem (1821-1911) remains particularly famous for his seascapes and especially his representations of Venice and Constantinople. Themes that this painter, attached to the Orientalist movement, is particularly fond of, as evidenced by "Venice, the Doge's Palace", oil on canvas signed on the lower left.

Like Jean Dufy, Camille Corot (1796-1875) was a realist painter who was trained by Achille Etna Michallon, a landscape artist who passed on to him his taste for compositions painted in the open air. His paintings, with their subtle and delicate brushstrokes, were intended above all to be faithful reproductions of reality, such as these "Three Characters in the Swamp" (circa 1865-1870), an oil on canvas signed in the lower right corner. An approach to pictorial art that will push the artist to be one of the first to paint in this way, especially around Barbizon and to transmit his knowledge within the School of the same name that he will contribute to found.

Member of the École de Paris, Moïse Kisling (1891-1953) was a painter particularly renowned for his female nudes and portraits - mainly of women - in which he sought to reproduce the softness of the features as well as to capture the expression of the gaze, as in "Portrait of Mrs Jone Allison Barnes", 1944, oil on canvas signed, dated and dedicated in the lower right-hand corner. A major artist of this movement who would become a fixture in the Montparnasse artistic community.

François-Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008), a major artist of the 20th century, is particularly renowned for his animal sculptures. An exceptional bestiary ranging from his famous sheep to wilder and even exotic animals such as the rhinoceros, which the artist likes to portray in a variety of guises, according to his aspirations, such as this "Blue Rhinoceros", a bronze with a blue enamelled patina signed with the monogram, dated 1981 and numbered.

These are the main artists whose works Maître Besch will soon present. Other renowned painters and sculptors such as Robert Combas (b. 1957), Charles Camoin (1879-1965), Lumen Portengen (1609-1649), Patrick Caufield (1936-2005), David Hockney (b. 1937), Richard Orlinski (b. 1966), Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997), as well as old paintings will also be on offer.

This event will be preceded on August 13 and 14 at 11am and 2pm by a sale of fine wines and rare spirits, including a Carré d'As 2000 with 8 magnums, and followed on 16 August at 2 pm by a sale of fine jewellery, signed jewellery, diamonds, coloured stones and prestigious watches. Among the major pieces of this sale, an elegant Art Deco brooch in platinum with a geometrical design and an important jade carved with floral decoration, a gift from the Chinese delegation to the Economic Counsellor at the French Embassy, at the time of the French Concession in Shanghai, around 1930, should be noted. Prestigious signatures such as Bulgari, Cartier, Mauboussin, Chopard, among others, will complete this set.

August Friday 13 August at 11am and 2pm: FINE WINES & RARE SPIRITS

Partial exhibition in the lounges of the Hotel Martinez in Cannes: August Friday 13 from 10.30am to 11am

Expert : Pascal Kuzniewski / Tel: +33 (0)6 07 79 72 06 /

August Saturday 14 at 11am and 2pm : FINE WINES & RARE SPIRITS

Partial exhibition in the lounges of the Hotel Martinez in Cannes: Saturday 14th August from 10.30 am to 11am

Expert : Pascal Kuzniewski / Tel: +33 (0)6 07 79 72 06 /

Carré d'As 2000 Magnums

Carré d’As 2000 with 8 magnums

Estimate : 25000/30000€


Exhibition in the lounges of the Hôtel Martinez in Cannes: August Friday 13 from 4pm to 7pm / Saturday 14 from 10.30am to 7pm / Sunday 15 from 10.30 am to 12 pm

Rhino bleu LALANNE

François-Xavier LALANNE (1927-2008) - "Rhinocéros bleu, 1981"

Bronze with blue enamel patina / Signed with the monogram, dated and numbered on a cartouche on the base 72/150 / Edition Artcurial Paris / 25 x 55 x 15 cm

Provenance : private collection


B Buffet Le panier de fruits

Bernard BUFFET (1928-1999) - "Le panier de fruits, 57"

Oil on canvas signed and dated upper middle / 81 x 60 cm

Provenance : Galerie du Carlton, Cannes / Private collection, Paris

A certificate from Mr Maurice Garnier will be given to the buyer


F ZIEM Venise Palais des Doges

Félix ZIEM (1821-1911) - "Venise le Palais des Doges"

Oil on canvas signed lower left / 73 x 100 cm

Provenance : Galerie Serret Fauveau (Paris 1967) / Estate of Madame J.

In the archives of the Félix Ziem Association represented by Mathias Ary Jan, David Pluskwa and Gérard Fabre

A certificate will be given to the buyer


J DYFY Stockholm

Jean DUFY (1888-1964) - "Stockholm, le port (circa 1953-1954)"

Oil on canvas signed lower left / 50 x 61 cm

Provenance: Private collection

Bibliography: J. Bailly catalogue raisonné Volume I B 730 p. 363


J DUFY Calèches et cavaliers

Jean DUFY (1888-1964) - "Calèches et cavaliers au bois de Boulogne (circa 1950)"

Oil on canvas signed lower right / 46,5 x 65,5 cm

Provenance : Galerie J. Bailly / Private collection

Bibliography: J. Bailly catalogue raisonné Volume I n°B 393 p. 234


COROT Personnages au marais

Camille COROT (1796-1875) - "Trois personnages au marais, circa 1865-1870"

Oil on canvas signed lower right / 25 x 33 cm

Bibliography :
Martin Dieterle & Claire Lebeau, Corot 5th supplement to the work of Corot by A. Robaut & Moreau-Nélaton / Edition Fleury Paris 1905 Volume 5 by Wagons Design / Edition 2002, described and reproduced under n°88

A certificate of Martin Dieterle n°2618 dated 25 May 2000 will be given to the buyer


C CAMOIN Saint-Tropez

Charles CAMOIN (1879-1965) - "La sortie du port de Saint-Tropez (circa 1948-1950)"

Oil on canvas signed lower right / 50 x 65 cm

Has been placed in the Camoin archives for the catalogue raisonné

A certificate from Madame Camoin will be given to the buyer


Moise KISLING Portrait de Jone Allison Barnes

Moïse KISLING (1891-1953) - "Portrait de Mme Jone Allison Barnes, 1944"

Oil on canvas signed, dated and dedicated lower right / 41 x 33 cm

Provenance: Jone Allison Barnes Collection

Bibliography: Jean Kisling text by Jean Dutourd, Kisling catalogue raisonné Tome III n°278 p.173

A certificate from Mr Marc Ottavi will be given to the buyer


Combas Combat guerrier

Robert COMBAS, born in 1957 - "Combat guerrier, 1990"

Mixed technic on cardboard mounted on canvas signed and dated lower right / 109 x 76 cm

Provenance: Private collection


P CAUFIELD Les demoiselles d'Avignon

Patrick CAULFIELD (1936-2005) - "Les demoiselles d'Avignon vues de derrière, 1999"

Colour lithograph signed and numbered 39/65 / 105,5 x 91 cm


Roy Lichtenstein

Roy LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) - "Cubist cello, 1997"

Colour lithograph signed and numbered 5/75 - 102,5 x 76,5 cm


Orlinski Panthère Tag

Richard ORLINSKI, born in 1966 - "Panthère Tag"

Resin print painted with aerosol paint / Unique copy signed and numbered 1/1 - Length : 70 cm

A certificate of authenticity signed by Richard Orlinski will be given to the buyer


Ecole flamande Rixe de paysans

"Peasants' Fight".

Oak panel, two boards, reinforced on the back 41,5 x 58 cm Old restorations

Provenance : Probably auction Lyon, Me Anaf, 7 March 1989 20000/30000€


Lumen PORTENGEN (dead in Utrecht in 1649) - "La répétition avant le concert"

Canvas signed upper right / 138 x 173 cm / Old restorations

Provenance : - Olschki Collection, Florence, 1912 (according to Christie's catalogue of 1982); - Christie's London auction, 14.04.1978, n° 12 (8.500.f); - Sotheby's London auction, 16.06.1980, 11°166 (4200.f); - Auction Paris Hôtel Drouot, Me Laurin, 25.03.1982, n° 60 (160.000Frs). Literature: (according to the above mentioned sales catalogues) - E.Rosenthal, Monatsheftfür Kunstvissenchaft, 1912, vol. V, pp. 378-380 and Pl. 83; - A.Von Scheider; Caravaggio und die Niederlander; 1933, pp. 83-84, 138; - W.Van de Watering, Oude Bolland, 1967, vol. LXXXII, pp. 148, 152, pl. 8. - Benedict Nicolson, Caravaggism in Europe, Umberto Allemandi & C., Turin, 1989, vol. III, pl. 1358.

Our painting of the concert in the Musée de Tessé, Le Mans, can be compared (as anonymous) with a similar composition very close to ours.



Exhibition in the lounges of the Hotel Martinez in Cannes: Friday 13 August from 4pm to 7pm / Saturday August 14th from 10.30am to 7pm / Sunday August 15th from 10.30am to 7pm / Monday 16 August from 10.30am to 12.00pm

Expert : Edouard De Garo - GIA qualified expert - Tel : +33 (0)6 30 92 15 92 -

Within the framework of the sale of important jewels, signed jewels and prestige watches organized on August 16th, we are going to present a beautiful selection of signed jewels by putting in the honor of the house BULGARI of which we succeeded in gathering a selection of very sought-after lots like the MONETE collection (with the bracelet and the necklace) or the PARENTESI collection (with the watch and the bracelet) or still GANCIO

But also very rare, a superb Art Deco brooch holding a green sculpted natural JADE certified by the GEMPARIS laboratory, mounted on platinum and sublimated with old cut diamonds. In the same family for 2 generations, this brooch was a gift from the Chinese delegation to the Economic Counsellor at the French Embassy, at the time of the French Concession in Shanghai, around 1930.

Or from FERRET with this spectacular fully articulated cuff bracelet bearing the image of a panther, made of white gold and black enamel and entirely set with brilliant-cut diamonds of excellent quality for a total of approximately 25 carats, which can also be worn as a brooch, perfect for walking up the steps of the Cannes festival.

An important solitaire of 4.4 carats will also be offered for sale.

We will, of course, have a very nice selection of signatures, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Mauboussin, Desprès, Boucheron, Chaumet, Lacloche, Piaget, Fred, Chopard...

As far as watches are concerned, we will present a superb CHOPARD Impériale set with diamonds, the PARENTESI watch in white gold and diamonds from BULGARI, the SERPENTI in yellow gold, a CORUM Admiral's Cup Challenge 44 limited edition of 200.

Edouard De Garo - Expert

Broche Art Deco

Elegant Art Deco platinum brooch with geometrical design holding a large carved jade with floral decoration embellished with 8/8 diamonds

D of the Jade: 4,5 cm x 3,2 cm - T : 0,35 cm - D of the Brooch: 7,5 cm x 3,3 cm

French work around 1935 in its G. LEROUX Jeweller

Gw : 34,60 g (Platinum-950/1000)

Provenance : Gift from the Chinese delegation to the Economic Counsellor at the French Embassy, at the time of the French concession in Shanghai, circa 1930


Ferret Panthère


Important white gold "panther" bracelet convertible into a brooch, the eyes in emeralds, the articulated body spotted with black enamel entirely set with brilliant-cut diamonds of excellent quality for approx. 25 cts - Signed Ferret

L : 22 cm - W : 3 cm - Ø : 6 cm - Gw : 122,13 g (18K-750/1000)

Sold with a white gold brooch holder signed Ferret - Gw : 10,53 g (18K-750/1000)


Bulgari Monete

BULGARI - "Monete" Collection

Yellow gold necklace with an antique silver coin set with calibrated baguette diamonds, the clasp finished with a brilliant-cut diamond Inscription on the back: CARIE RHODES 88 BC. - Signed

L : 40,5 cm - Drop : 2,6 cm - Gw : 57,96 g Weight : 57,96 g (Silver-800/1000 & Gold 18K-750/1000)

With its Bulgari pouch


Bulgari Parentesi

BULGARI - "Parentesi" Collection

Large flexible gold and steel bracelet with interlocking geometric links - signed Signed

D: 5.3 to 6.5 cm - W: 2 cm Gw : 106,50 g (Gold 18K-750/1000 & Steel)


Bague Art Deco

Beautiful Art Deco ring juxtaposing a cushion-cut sapphire weighing 3.05 cts and an old cushion-cut diamond weighing 2.21 cts, held by baguette-cut diamonds set in steps, the whole set in an openwork cut mount on platinum - French work - Circa : 1920

RS : 52 - Gw : 8,10 g (Platinum-950/1000)

This ring comes with two certificates LFG #380460 and #381028, one stating that the sapphire is of Ceylon origin without thermal modification or treatment, the other a diamond of N-R colour and SI2 clarity



CHOPARD - "Chopard For Love" Collection

Yellow gold solitaire, the heart-shaped bezel holding a superb brilliant-cut diamond weighing 1.06 ct - Signed

RS : 46 - Gw : 7,30 g (18K-750/1000)

This ring comes with a CGL#21830 certificate stating that the diamond is E colour and SI1 clarity


Cartier Trinity

CARTIER - "Trinity" Collection

3 tone gold bracelet large model - Signed and numbered on the pink gold bracelet, SCA maker's mark on the yellow gold bracelet

Ø : 6,5 cm / Weight : 99.65 g (18K - 750/1000)

With its Cartier pouch


Chopard Impériale

CHOPARD - " Impériale " Model

Superb lady's watch, white gold dial and folding clasp, bezel and caseback entirely set with diamonds, quartz movement (works)

Ø : 27mm / Gw : 55,85 g (18K-750/1000)

Sold with its case and certificate


Bulgari Serpenti

BULGARI - "Serpenti" Collection

Yellow gold lady's watch, black round dial, gold index, engraved bezel BVLGARI BVLGARI - Quartz movement, triple tour bracelet in tubogas mesh - Adjustable wristband - Signed and numbered

Ø: 19 mm / Gw: 135,69 g (18K-750/1000)


Bulgari Parentesi

BULGARI - "Parentesi" Model

Lady's watch in white gold, the dial and some motifs set with brilliant-cut diamonds of excellent quality, the flexible bracelet decorated with interlocking geometrical links, quartz movement (works) - Circa 1999

Diameter : 20 mm - Wrist size : 5 to 6 cm Weight : 92.50 g (18K-750/1000)

With its box and its guarantee


Vacheron Constantin


All-gold lady's watch, bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.20 ct) and calibrated sapphires (approx. 0.60 ct), quilted bracelet, signature buckle, mechanical movement with manual winding from below.
Does not work

Ø : 18 x 28 mm / Wrist size : 18.5 cm / Gw : 34,26 g (18K-750/1000)



CORUM - Limited series model "Admiral's Cup Challenge 44"

Man's watch, twelve-sided dial and winding mechanism in pink gold, automatic chronograph movement with date, CO-7753 calibre, sapphire crystal, skeleton caseback, PVD case, mechanical folding clasp, rubber strap and PVD - Circa 2012 - n°16/200

Ø : 44 cm

With its box and papers


Auction in the lounges of the Hôtel Martinez Cannes, 73 Bd de la Croisette (In compliance with current health regulations - Decree no. 2020-1454 of 27 November 2020), live on and, on purchase orders and telephone line


Maître Jean-Pierre Besch, authorised auctioneer SVV n° 2002-034 , Résidence Grand Hôtel 45, Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes / Tel : 33 (0) 4 93 99 22 60 - 33 (0) 4 93 99 33 49 / -

Press contact : Isabelle de Puysegur / Tel/Fax: 33(0) 1 45 49 17 97 /

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