Press release - Auctions of December 2019

Francis PICABIA (1879-1953)
Francis PICABIA (1879-1953)
Sans titre (Espagnole), circa 1925-1927

This end of year 2019 looks particularly attractive with the second edition of the sale 100% Champagne, Chartreuses & Spirits (on December 27th at 2 pm) followed by two days of high-quality sales dedicated to the dispersion of several magnificent private cellars of great amateurs where will figure the most prestigious nectars of Burgundy and Bordeaux essentially (28 and 29 December at 10.30 am, then 2 p.m.).

Since 1989, the sale of December 30 (2.30 pm) is dedicated to paintings and sculptures «from impressionists to contemporaries», thus browsing various artistic currents with notably a work by Francis Picabia (1879-1953), a Dadaist painter – an ephemeral movement he helped to create – whose inimitable design is firmly anchored in modernism. This pencil, ink and watercolor on marouflé paper "Sans titre (Espagnole)" which he made around 1925-1927 was exhibited at the Revillagigedo Palace, International Center of Art of Gijón in Spain from October 31 to December 31, 1991.

In a totally different style, the oil on panel "Anvers, Trois-mâts à quai", 1871 by Eugène BOUDIN (1824-1898) should also arouse a keen interest among international collectors. Considered as one of the greatest Norman painters and one of the precursors of impressionism, Boudin interprets nature in compositions that are always wonderfully balanced, as illustrated by this painting, which was exhibited at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris during the exhibition of Eugène Boudin’s works in January 1899.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) offers us here a beautiful "Owl", a vase in white earthenware, Madoura edition, decorated with brown and black slip engraved with the mirette. This painter whose work is so powerful that it cannot leave indifferent has succeeded in imposing itself by his incomparable style, creating with Georges Braque, a movement that revolutionized pictorial art : cubism, an influence that is also touched up in this work numbered 59/500. Let’s go now to the discovery of the animal universe of Roger GODCHAUX (1878-1958) with a bronze with brown patina «Lionne aux aguets», signed on the terrace and bearing the stamp of the founder "Susse Frs Edts Paris» / Cire perdue.

Armand Guillaumin (1841-1927) shows, through the oil on canvas "Le Puy Barriou et la vallée de la Creuse" circa 1910, an exceptional talent of draftsman and colorist combined with such a personal use of color. One finds in the artist a subtlety in the choice of colors, a mastery in the treatment of the subject and a total agreement between the atmosphere and the treated theme. Lovers of Marie Laurencin (1883-1956) can also discover an oil on canvas "Jeune fille" signed and dated 1948 that comes from the Edgardo Acosta Gallery in Beverly Hills. Another major painter, Bernard BUFFET (1928-1999) will also be present with an oil on isorel "Rue de Village, 70", signed and dated 70 down in the center.

After the success of the bronze work "Le cercle" of Bruno Romeda (1933-2017) sold 100400 € by Jean-Pierre Besch last August on an estimate of 19000/22000€, 3 sculptures of the artist will also be scattered, next December 30th. Made in bronze, these 3 works testify by their geometric shapes (circle and triangle), of the very personal approach of the artist who chooses to redefine the use of space with monumental sculptures, creating a new dynamic.

Other works include Arman, Atlan, Braque, Chabaud, Domergue, Hilaire, Lhôte, Luce, Montezin, Othon-Friez, Signac, Volti and many others. This year, the Decorative Arts will be well represented with a beautiful set of French glassware including Daum, Gallé and Lalique.

Important diamonds, signed & artists' jewels, colored stones and gold coins including an elegant "ribbon" bracelet from Sterlé (sold on December 31st at 2 pm) and a beautiful set of modern watches and collections, pens & lighters, Swatch collector (sold on December 30 at 6 pm) will complete this set.

December Friday 27 at 2 pm : 100% CHAMPAGNE, CHARTREUSES & SPIRITS

Partial exhibition in the Cannes Hotel Martinez : December Friday 27 from 1.30 till 2 pm

Expert : Pascal Kuzniewski - Tél : +33 (0)6 07 79 72 06 -

Chartreuses et alcools

December Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 at 10.30 am & 2 pm : FINE WINES & RARE SPIRITS

Partial exhibition in the Cannes Hotel Martinez : December Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 from 10 am till 10.30 am

Expert : Pascal Kuzniewski - Tél : +33 (0)6 07 79 72 06 -

Musigny Georges Roumier


Exhibition in the Cannes Hotel Martinez : - December 28 from 4 pm to 7 pm - December 29 from 10 am to 7 pm - December 30 from 10 am to 12.30 pm

Marie Laurencin-Jeune fille

Marie LAURENCIN (1883-1956) - "Jeune fille, 1948"

Oil on canvas signed and dated on the bottom right, resigned and dated on the back - 35 x 27 cm

Provenance : Edgardo Acosta Gallery, Ltd., Beverly Hills, 1971

Bibliography : It took place in the archives of D. Marchesseau

Estimate : 30000/35000 €

Bernard BUFFET Rue de village

Bernard BUFFET (1928-1999) - "Rue de Village, 70"

Oil on isorel signed and dated at the bottom center - 73 x 92 cm - A certificate from the Galerie Maurice Garnier will be given to the purchaser

Estimate : 70000/100000 €


Armand GUILLAUMIN (1841-1927) - "Le Puy Barriou et la vallée de la Creuse, circa 1910"

Oil on canvas signed on the bottom left, inscribed on the frame «1 April morning» - 50 x 61 cm

Provenance : Private collection (purchased in 1971) Wildenstein & Co New York

Bibliography : Georges Serret & Dominique Fabiani, Armand Guillaumin, catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint n°724

Estimate : 48000/50000 €

Eugène BOUDIN Anvers Trois mâts à quai

Eugène BOUDIN (1824-1898) - "Anvers, Trois-mâts à quai, 1871"

Oil on panel signed, titled and dated at bottom right - 28,8 x 44 cm

Origin : Aurélien Scholl Collection, Paris/ Private collection, Switzerland/ Knoedler & Co, New York, n°6308 / Henrietta B.Lang Collection, New York/ Christie’s, New York, 19 May 1962

Exhibition : Paris, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Exhibition of the works of Eugène Boudin from 9 to 30 January 1899, n°8

Bibliography : R.Schmit. Eugène Boudin, 1824-1898, Vol. I, Paris, 1973, no. 668 (illustrated p. 243)

Estimate : 50000/ 60000 €

Godchaux Lionne aux aguets

Roger GODCHAUX (1878-1958) - "Lionne aux aguets"

Bronze with brown patina - Signed on the terrace - Seal "Susse Frs Edts Paris» /Cire perdue" - Height : 21 cm

Estimate : 7000/9000 €

Romeda Cercle

Bruno ROMEDA (1933-2017) - "Cercle, 2005"

Bronze with green patina, signed and dated below - Stamp of the Fondart foundry in Valbrembo - Unique piece - 220 x 232 x 7 cm

The current owner acquired this work directly from the artist in 2005 and since that day, it has never left the family

A certificate of the artist will be given to the purchaser

Estimate : 45000/50000 €

PICASSO Chouette

Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) - Edition Madoura - "Chouette"

Vase in white earthenware, decor with brown and black slip engraved with the mirette, under partially covered with brush, black patina - Cachet Madoura plein feu - Original print Picasso - Numbered 59/500 - Height : 30 cm - Bibliography : A. Ramié 607

Estimate : 8000/10000 €

Maison MARNYHAC Guéridon


Japanese pedestal resting on a foot of engraved bronze formerly gilded with baluster drum around which a snake is wrapped. Branches escape from it and support the tray. It is finished by a quadripode foot with lambrequins and elephant heads. The top is in polychrome enamel with vase decoration and flowered shrub. Signed on the cask "Maison Marnyhac, 1 rue de la Paix, Paris"

Height : 71,5 cm - Diameter : 70,5 cm

Marnyhac, commercial name of the Société des Marbres et Bronzes Artistiques de Paris, directed by Charles de Marnhyhac and based in Paris at the end of the XIX°, avenue de l'Opéra in Paris, then rue de la Paix. Specialized in making luxury objects, it closes its doors around 1910.

Estimate : 28000/35000 €


Exhibition in the Cannes Hotel Martinez : - December 28 from 4 pm to 7 pm - December 29 and 30 from 10 am to 7 pm - December 31 from 10 am to 12 pm

Expert : Edouard De Garo - Expert diplômé du GIA - Tél : +33 (0)6 30 92 15 92 -

BO Art Déco

Elegant pair of platinum Art Deco pendant earrings set with european cut and baguette diamonds retaining two beautiful Colombian emeralds of about 20 carats each. French work. Circa 1930. GEMPARIS certificate.

Estimate : 15000/25000 €



Spectacular black rhodiumed gold ring set with 2 rectangular emeralds weighing 2,40 cts and 2,47 cts entirely flanked by 7,80 carats of brilliant cut black diamonds. Signed and numbered .

This ring comes with a GEM PARIS certificate stating that both emeralds are from Colombia with presence of oil, its pouch and a letter from DeGrisogono stating the insurance value of this ring.

Estimate : 15000/18000 €

Collier rivière

Stunning yellow gold tennis necklace set with 96 calibrated brilliant cut diamonds of assumed colour G/H and assumed clarity VVS/VS weighing approx. 25 cts in total. French assay, maker's mark A D

L : 41 cm

Estimate : 15000/25000 €

The collection of an elegant Sterlé

Bracelet ruban STERLE


An elegantly crafted platinum and gold bracelet, entirely articulated and set with fine quality calibrated baguettes and brilliant cut diamonds for approx. 12,50 cts in total. French assay, circa 1960.

Pierre Sterlé has been awarded 3 consecutice years in 1953-1954-1955 for this collection.

We thank Madam Béatrice de Plinval who kindly confirmed us the authenticity of this bracelet as a work made by Pierre Sterlé.

Estimate : 15000/20000 €

Solitaire 6,18 cts

Platinum solitaire ring set with a 6,18 cts square emerald cut diamond, M colour and VS2 clarity. This ring comes with a HRD certificate.

Estimate : 32000/42000 €


Exhibition in the Cannes Hotel Martinez : - December 28 from 4 pm to 7 pm - December 29 from 10 am to 7 pm - December 30 from 10 am to 12.30 pm

Expert : Olivier Santini - Tél : +33 (0) -



Collection « Jules Audemars » Tourbillon

Estimate : 25000/30000 €



Steel watch Reference 1019, No. 1910207, automatic movement, magnetic capsule, silver dial with applied stick indexes, black lacquered hands and indexes. Some small traces of oxidation on the dial.

Diameter : 38 mm

Estimate : 16500/17000 €



Reference 3330 yellow gold watch, automatic movement, guilloché silver dial with double day and date windows, moon phase at 12 o'clock, Roman numerals indexes, blued apple hands, buckle leather strap. Sold with its case.

Diameter : 36 mm

Estimate : 10500/12000 €



Steel lady's watch Reference 6102, automatic movement, white dial with brilliant indexes, bezel set with diamonds, leather strap buckle.

Diameter : 29 mm

Estimate : 6000/7000 €

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