Results of the Summer Prestige Auctions from 13 to 16 August 2021

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

During this summer period, 2 days of sales were necessary to offer a rich catalogue of 1427 lots of quality wines.

Once again, a great opportunity for French and foreign wine lovers to acquire rare and magnificent bottles, mainly from several very knowledgeable private cellars. In addition to the splendid local cellars, the wines came from various regions of France such as the Grand-Est, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, not forgetting Paris and Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

In the Bordeaux region, we found the legendary Pomerol vintage, Petrus, in 20 vintages often housed in original wooden cases (6 bottles of 1988 sold for 13640€ - lot 1011, 6 of 1995 for 15500€ - lot 986, 3 of 2012 for 7810€ - lot 1103), as well as cases of 3 magnums of 1995 for 18600€ - lot 1045) and 2007 for 15000€ - 1102), as well as numerous single bottles of great years.

In addition to the many cases of first growths classified in the region, the major references of the Médoc and Libourne regions were represented and accompanied the Caisses Bordeaux-Primeurs (12 from 1989 sold for 11780€ - lot 1001 and 12 from 1996 for 9920€ - lot 1002), Collection Duclot (9 bottles from 2005 for 11900€ - lot 1121) and the exceptional Carré d'As of 8 magnums (sold 34100€ - lot 1000).

Carré d'as 2000 8 magnums

Carré d’As 2000 with 8 magnums sold 34100€

Highly prized throughout the world, the best Burgundy wines were the object of all the covetousness with those of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (let us quote 1 bottle of Romanée-Conti from 2015 sold for 22320€ - lot 373, 2 rare bottles of 1990 for 39310€ - lots 300 and 987, 10 bottles of Romanée-Saint-Vivant for 12150€ - lot 400 and 2 Montrachet 2005 for 16120€ - lots 371 and 372, 1 bottle of 2014 for 8310€ - lot 1250) among the 76 that were on display. We should also mention an incomplete set of 7 bottles (Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg, Romanée-Saint-Vivant and Echezeaux) for 23560€ - lot 904. Also of note was a bottle of 1999 Musigny from Domaine Georges Roumier which fetched 12400€ - lot 994. We also found the sublime Pinot Noirs from the Domaines Rousseau, Mugnier, Mortet and the Chardonnays from the Domaine d'Auvenay (3 bottles of Criots-Batard-Montrachet 2006 sold for 35835€ - lots 928 to 930) or those from the Domaines Leflaive, Lafon and Coche-Dury (numerous Corton-Charlemagne and Meursault-Perrières).

Great Rhône wines such as Château Rayas or Ermitage Cathelin de Chave (2 bottles from the 2000 vintage sold for 16865€ - lots 398 and 399), exceptional champagnes, fine foreign wines and old spirits (Saint-James 1885 rum) allowed everyone to find what they were looking for at any price!

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On Sunday 15 August at 2.30 p.m., Maître Jean-Pierre Besch offered a very fine selection of paintings ranging from impressionists to contemporaries, but also sculptures, ceramics, 20th century decorative arts and old paintings. A meeting during which was presented a set of works from renowned artists. Among them : Jean Dufy (1888-1964)

A fan of bright colours, Jean Dufy showed a marked preference for blue, as shown by "Stockholm, the Port" (circa 1953-1954) (sold for 69000€ - Lot 130), oil on canvas signed lower left and "Calèches et cavaliers au bois de Boulogne" (circa 1950) (sold for 66500€ - Lot 161), oil on canvas signed lower right; two compositions in which, in the purest Fauvist style, the artist depicts stylised figures whose movements seem to give a sense of life to his canvases.

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 (sold for 56500€ - Lot 170).

Like Jean Dufy, Camille Corot (1796-1875) was a realist painter, trained in particular by Achille Etna Michallon, a landscape artist who passed on to him his taste for compositions painted in the open air; canvases whose subtle and delicate brushstrokes are above all intended to be a faithful reproduction of reality, such as these "Three Characters in the Marsh", (circa 1865-1870), oil on canvas signed in the lower right-hand corner. This approach to pictorial art led the artist to be one of the first to paint in this way, particularly around Barbizon, and to pass on his knowledge within the School of the same name, which he helped to found (sold for 46350€ - Lot 113).

In the context of this sale, let us mention the two-leaf Parement Doors, inspired by the doors of the Baptistery of Florence, by Fernand Bielle (1899-1975) which were sold for 72800€ (lot 96). The upper part of each door is adorned with an entablature chiseled in high relief of war scenes with numerous characters and 24 rectangular panels chiseled in the round with the main scenes of the life of Jesus Christ. The lintel bears the motto "IN VIA PACIS". The weight of the silver is about 120 kg, while the total gross weight is about 380 kg. This work was executed between 1940 and 1945 by Bielle, Goldsmith in Bayonne (240 x 162 cm).

A sale of fine wines and rare spirits, including a Carré d'As 2000 with 8 magnums (sold for 34100€) (expert Pascal Kuznieswki), preceded by a sale of high jewellery, signed jewels, diamonds, coloured stones and prestigious watches (expert Edouard De Garo) on 13 and 14 August at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm. Among the major pieces of this sale, it is worth noting an important "panther" bracelet by Ferret which obtained 30750€ (lot 138) on an estimate of 9/12000€. It is in white gold and can be transformed into a brooch with emerald eyes, the body being articulated and spotted with black enamel and entirely set with brilliant-cut diamonds.

Jean DUFY 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 Tome I B 730 p. 363

Sold 69000€ - Lot 130

François Xavier LALANNE Rhinocéros bleu

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

Sold 56500€ - Lot 170

Jean DUFY Calèches

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

Sold 66500€ - Lot 161

Camille COROT

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

Certificate of Martin Dieterle n°2618 dated 25 May 2000 given to the buyer

Sold for 46350€ - Lot 113

Fernand BIELLE Portes

Fernand BIELLE (1899-1975) - TWO-PANEL DOORS decorated in their upper part with a chiselled band in high relief of war scenes with numerous characters and 24 rectangular panels chiselled in the round with the main scenes of the life of Jesus Christ. The frames and crosspieces are plain or gilt, with 28 gilt statuettes on a lapis lazuli background, carved with the great prophets Daniel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, the apostles and cherubs. The base is adorned with lapis and sodalite veneers, applied with silver cherubs and vermeil attributes. The lintel bears the motto "IN VIA PACIS". Mahogany frame.

Weight of the silver : about 120 kg - Total gross weight : about 380 kg.

Work executed between 1940 and 1945 by Fernand BIELLE (1899-1975), Goldsmith in Bayonne - 240 x 162 - Inspired by the doors of the Baptistery of Florence. The importance of this masterpiece and the intensity of the faith that emanates from it plunges us into the period of the war during which it was made. It is an ex-voto of the artist

Sold : 72800€ - Lot 96

David HOCKNEY Bora Bora

David HOCKNEY, born in 1937 - Bora Bora, 1975

Colour lithograph signed and numbered - 100/100 - 86 x 119 cm

Sold 26350€ - Lot 174

Roy Lichtenstein Cubist Cello

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

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

Sold 27600€ - Lot 176

Richard Orlinski Panthère Tag

Richard ORLINSKI, born in 1966 - Panthère Tag

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

Certificate of authenticity signed by Richard Orlinski given to the buyer

Sold for 18200€ - Lot 185


Lumen PORTENGEN (mort à Utrecht en 1649) - La répétition avant le concert

Canvas signed in the upper right corner - 138 x 173 cm - Old restorations

Sold : 25100€ - Lot 11

During the sale of important jewels, signed jewels and prestigious watches organised on 16 August, we presented a fine selection of jewels signed in particular by the FERRET house with this spectacular fully articulated cuff bearing the effigy of a panther which obtained 30750€ out of an estimate of 9/12000€ - lot 138. It is made of white gold and black enamel entirely set with brilliant-cut diamonds of excellent quality for a total of about 25 carats that can also be worn as a brooch, perfect for walking up the steps of the Cannes Film Festival. But also a superb Art Deco brooch holding a sculpted natural JADE of green colour quality A 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 (sold for 10000€ - lot 105). An important 4,4 carat solitaire was also presented (sold for 17820€ - lot 106) as well as an important articulated platinum evening necklace entirely set with diamonds (sold for 18825€ - lot 104). Also on display were two large Princess diamonds weighing 2,01 cts and 2,02 cts respectively mounted in earrings (sold for 28500€ - lot 131bis) and a white gold rivière necklace composed of 133 brilliant-cut diamonds of fine quality falling from the ground and weighing a total of approx. 22 cts (sold for 35140€ - lot 136). Also in the spotlight was BULGARI, whose collection we managed to bring together a selection of highly sought-after lots such as the MONETE collection (with the bracelet sold for 8900€ - lot 186 and the necklace for 11420€ - lot 185) or the PARENTESI collection (with the white gold and diamond watch sold for 9160€ - lot 181 and the bracelet for 4800€ - lot 179) or GANCIO. We had, of course, a very nice selection of signatures, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Mauboussin, Desprès, Boucheron, Chaumet, Lacloche, Piaget, Fred, Chopard... As for the watches, we presented a superb CHOPARD Impériale set with diamonds (sold for 13750€ - lot 132), from BULGARI the SERPENTI watch in yellow gold for 7530€ - lot 184.

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Bracelet panthère FERRET

FERRET - 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 - Accompanied by a white gold brooch holder signed Ferret

Sold : 30750€ - Lot 138

Collier rivière or blanc

Important Rivière necklace in white gold with 133 brillant cut diamonds of good quality in fall weighing in total approx. 22 cts of supposed colour G/H and purity VS/SI1 (of which centre approx. 1 ct) - French work, maker's mark Sté A

Sold : 35140€ - lot 136

Diamants princesse

Important Princess diamonds weighing respectively 2,01 cts and 2,02 cts mounted in earrings on white gold. Each diamond is accompanied by its HRD certificate #07011337008 & 06026714008 stating that one is F colour, VS1 clarity and the other is G colour, VS2 clarity

Sold : 28500€ - Lot 131bis

Collier du soir

Important platinum articulated evening necklace entirely set with graded brilliant-cut and baguette-cut diamonds of supposed G/H colour and VS/SI clarity for a total of approx. 25 cts - French work circa 1960

Sold 18850€ - lot 104

Solitaire 4.43 cts

SOLITAIRE in white gold holding a round diamond weighing 4,43 cts

This ring comes with a certificate HRD#210000123293 stating that the diamond is N-W colour and SI1 clarity

Sold for 17820€ - lot 106

Broche art déco

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

French work around 1935 in its G. LEROUX Joaillier

Sold for 10000€ - Lot 105

Cartier bracelet Trinity

CARTIER - Trinity" Collection

3 tone gold bracelet, large model - Signed and numbered on the pink gold bracelet, SCA hallmark on the yellow gold bracelet - With its Cartier pouch

Sold 9415€ - lot 161

Bulgari Collier 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 - Inscribed on the back : CARIE RHODES 88 BC. Signed - With its Bulgari pouch

Sold 11420€ - lot 185

Bulgari bracelet parentesi

BULGARI - Parentesi" collection

Large flexible bracelet in gold and steel decorated with interlocking geometric links. Signed

Sold for 4800€ - lot 179

Montre Chopard Impériale

CHOPARD - "Imperial" model

Superb lady's watch, the dial and the folding clasp in white gold, the bezel and the back entirely set with diamonds, quartz movement (works) - With its box and its certificate

Sold 13750€ - lot 132

Bulgari montre Serpenti

BULGARI - "Serpenti" collection

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

Sold at 7530€ - lot 184

Bulgari montre 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 geometric links, quartz movement (works) - Circa 1999 - With its case and warranty

Sold for 9160€ - lot 181

Pièces or Mexique

Gold coins from Mexico - 14 x 50 Pesos

Sold for 26600€ - Lot 275


Maître Jean-Pierre Besch, commissaire-priseur habilité SVV n° 2002-034 Sis Résidence Grand Hôtel 45, Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes

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