Press Release - Auctions of August 15 & 16, 2020

Bernard BUFFET (1928-1999)
Bernard BUFFET (1928-1999)
"Fleurs sur fond vert, 1998"

On Saturday 15 August 2020, Besch Cannes Auction will offer, on the occasion of these summer sales, a new and beautiful selection of works of art. Among them are two paintings by Bernard Buffet (1928-1999), a painter with a recognizable style who favours contrasts marked with his famous black traits, obeying no rules other than his own. An instinctive and nervous painting that ranks him among the most talented artists of his time, as shown in Les «Fleurs sur fond vert», oil on canvas signed at the bottom left and dated 1998 at the bottom right. Also made by Bernard Buffet, the «Environs de Cher, le chêne vert en automne, Parc du château de Vieille-Ville, 1975», oil on canvas signed at the top right particularly interesting because of its quite unusual craftsmanship at the artist. A delicate painting whose curved lines are reminiscent of the style of classical painters to which he liked to refer. Let us also quote the oil on canvas «Portrait de Monsieur Hervé Ségard» that Buffet realized in 1955 and which is part of a series of about ten portraits of collectors that Bernard Buffet made in order to pay homage to them (they are not orders).

Favouring landscape representations, Jan Van Goyen (1596-1656) inscribed his name in the Golden Age of Dutch painting. Baroque-style paintings in which the sky - often partially obscured by clouds - occupies a large place, and which gives the canvas a feeling of breadth as shown by the «Estuaire de rivière avec bateaux naviguant et pêcheurs», parqueted panel, monogrammed and dated at the bottom right.

Also of baroque style, the paintings of Abel Grimmer (ca. 1570 - before 1619) also represented scenes of daily life but also freely inspired compositions of the Bible such as the «Adoration des mages», a circular panel signed and dated at the top right, “ABEL GRIMMER 1611”.

Bright colours and sharp lines, subjects seemingly drawn from ancient or mythological scenes, cartoons or dream worlds : this is the universe of Robert Combas (born 1957), co-founder and leader of free figuration in Europe; an artistic movement where creative freedom is paramount. Using every inch of his painting, he fills it with characters whose movements seem to give life to the canvas. Creatures whose gaze occupies a central place in his work so much so that they seem to take the spectator to witness, as for «C’est ta Faute», acrylic on canvas signed and dated from 2002 in the top right.

Considered a post-impressionist, Henri Lebasque (1865-1937) produces paintings of great freshness where the pastel colors highlight the landscapes, (especially the countryside), but also the banks of rivers and sea that he loves. Attentive observer of the simple moments of life, his paintings reflect a feeling of softness to which the women, -subject whom he particularly appreciates- are not strangers, as in this "Véranda sur la plage de Cannes ou le bar de la plage", oil on canvas signed bottom left.

He too was a fan of outdoor painting, Charles Camoin (1879-1965) followed a classical education (he was a student at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and trained, as Gustave Moreau had advised him, to copy the great masters of the Louvre), before being influenced by Matisse and Marquet and adhering to fauvism. A painter who, however, prefers softer shades than many other fauves and gives particular interest to the harmony of the painting as shown in this «Mas, environs de Saint Tropez», oil on canvas signed in the bottom left.

Works by Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940), Paul Signac (1863-1935), Armand Guillaumin (1841-1927), Marie Laurencin (1883-1956), Walasse Ting (1929-2010) will complete this part. The decorative arts will be particularly well represented with a «Fougères» perfume bottle, a rare model by René Lalique made of white glass and always by Lalique, a rare necklace "Fleurs et Rinceaux" composed of 12 "electric" blue glass motifs, model created in 1914 and removed from catalog in 1932.

These are all works of art that Maître Jean-Pierre Besch will present during a prestigious sale of old, modern paintings, contemporary art and decorative arts that will take place on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 2.30 pm at the Palm Beach in Cannes.

The Sales House will also organize, on Sunday, August 16 at 1.30 pm a a sale of luxury leather goods followed at 2pm by the highly anticipated sale of high jewellery and diamonds with, among others, two pieces signed GRAFF, an exceptional radiant diamond of intense fancy yellow color weighing 9,32 cts and SI1 purity mounted on a platinum and gold ring (120000/180000€) and a platinum and gold pendant holding a fancy yellow light diamond weighing 4,46 cts. Let us also mention a superb dome-shaped ring signed Van Cleef & Arpels, one of the great names of the world jewellery whose incomparable know-how remains a reference to nowhere else. The day will end by a night auction starting at 8pm and dedicated to watches.


Saturday 15 August at 2.30pm : ANCIENT PAINTINGS - MODERN & CONTEMPORARY PAINTINGS - DECORATIVE ARTS

Palm Beach Cannes – Place Franklin Roosevelt - 06400 Cannes

Exhibitions in the Palm Beach Cannes : August Thursday 13 from 4pm till 8pm/ Friday 14 till 10.30am till 8pm/ Saturday 15 from 10.30am till midday


Bernard BUFFET Portrait de Monsieur SEGARD

Bernard BUFFET (1928-1999) - "Portrait de Monsieur Hervé Ségard,1955"

Oil on canvas signed and dated bottom right

116 x 81 cm

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

This work is part of a series of about ten portraits of collectors that Bernard Buffet made to pay homage to them (they are not orders). All are painted on the same tapestry pattern and armchair. Hervé SEGARD was a French industrialist, and, for the record, he was the brother of Diane Venet.

120000/150000 €


Bernard BUFFET Fleurs sur fond vert

Bernard BUFFET (1928-1999) - "Fleurs sur fond vert, 1998"

Oil on canvas signed bottom left and dated bottom right

65 x 50 cm

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

75000/100000 €


Jan Van GOYEN

Jan Van GOYEN (Leyde 1596 - La Haye 1656) - "Estuaire de rivière avec bateaux naviguant et pêcheurs"

Parqueted panel - 27,5 x 41,5 cm - Monogrammed and dated on the lower right : VG 1653 - Wax stamp on the back - Antique restorations

Provenance : Anonymous sale in Paris, Hôtel Drouot, étude Ader, 8 February 1954, n°73/ Anonymous sale in New-York, Christie’s, 31 January 1997, lot 69

Bibliography : Hans-Ulrich Beck, Jan van Goyen 1596-1656. Ein Oeuvreverzeichnis Amsterdam 1973, vol. II, p. 325, cat. no. 714 (not illustrated)

50000/60000 €


Abel GRIMMER

Abel GRIMMER (Anvers ca. 1570 - before 1619) - "'L'adoration des mages"

Circular panel - Signed at the top right ABEL GRIMMER 1611 - Back : TF 169 - D: 24.5 cm - Old restorations

Source : sale in London; Sotheby’s, December 19, 1985, no. 103/ Richard Green Gallery

Bibliography : Reine de Bertier de Sauvigny, Jacob and Abel Grimmer, catalogue raisonné, La Renaissance du Livre, Belgium, 1991, p. 276; n°14; ill. 140, p.273

50000/60000 €

Expert : Monsieur Pinta – Cabinet Turquin


Bernard BUFFET Environs de Cher

Bernard BUFFET (1928-1999) "Environs de Cher, le chêne vert en automne, Parc du château de Vieille-Ville, 1975"

Oil on canvas signed top right dated top left

On the back : Title with mention "Environs de Chers (Yonne)" / Stamp Maurice Garnier, Numbering AJ15/ 133,3 x 89,5 cm

Source : Galerie Maurice Garnier, Paris (acquired from the artist)/ Private collections to date

A certificate by Mr Maurice Garnier dated 25 May 1994 will be given to the buyer

65000/85000 €


COMBAS c'est ta faute

Robert COMBAS (Born in 1957) "C’est ta Faute, 2002"

Acrylic on canvas/ Signed and dated on top right/ 214 x 295 cm

A certificate of the artist will be given to the buyer

100000/150000 €


Henri LEBASQUE Cannes

Henri Baptiste LEBASQUE (1865-1937) "Véranda sur la plage de Cannes ou le bar de la plage"

Oil on canvas signed bottom left/ 46 x 55 cm

Former provenances : Sale Robert, Paris, 10 May 1983, lot 169/ Galerie L'Obsidienne, Paris/ Island Weiss Gallery, New York/ Private Collection Washington

Bibliography : Denise Bazetoux, Henri Lebasque Catalogue Raisonné Vol. I, n° 1435, p. 342

30000/32000 €


Camoin Environs de St Tropez

Charles CAMOIN (1879-1965) "Le mas, environs de Saint-Tropez"

Oil on canvas signed bottom left/ 50 x 65 cm

Took place in the Camoin Archives for the catalogue raisonné

30000/35000 €


Vuillard Potager aux Clayes

Édouard VUILLARD (1868-1940) - "L’entrée du potager aux Clayes, 1932-1938, avec Madame Hossel qui se tient à gauche"

Pastel, signature stamp at bottom right/ 55 x 39 cm

Origin : Artist gallery ; Galerie Renou and Colle

Bibliography : Catalogue raisonné Volume III n°XII-349 p.1611

18000/20000 €


Guillaumin Village dans la Creuse

Armand GUILLAUMIN (1841-1927) - "Village dans la Creuse, hiver"

Oil on canvas signed bottom left/ 38 x 46 cm

Stéphanie CHARDEAU BOTTERI from the Committee Guillaumin has included this painting in its future catalogue raisonné

A certificate of authenticity from the Committee may be obtained at the buyer’s expense

15000/18000 €


Paul SIGNAC Gênes

Paul SIGNAC (1863-1935) - "Le port de Gènes (mâts, vapeur et Lanterna)"

Watercolour on top right/ 11,3 x 19 cm

A certificate from Marina Ferreti will be given to the buyer

12000/15000 €


Marie LAURENCIN Jeune femme au pull bleu

Marie LAURENCIN (1883-1956) - "Jeune femme au pull bleu"

Oil on panel signed bottom right/ 33 x 26 cm

Took place in the archives of Mr Marchesseau

15000/18000 €


Walasse TING Pink pussycat

Walasse TING (1929-2010) - "Do you like my pink pussycat ?"

Acrylic on rice paper, signature of stamp on bottom right/ 60 x 90 cm

A certificate from the Guy Pieters Gallery will be given to the buyer

6500/7500 €


Lalique flacon fougères

Perfume bottle «Bracken»

Rare model of R. Lalique in white glass, body molded patinated, the 2 medallions on each side of the bottle are in glass color emerald green and with different patterns, the moulded cap (mold 477), patina is grey-green

Signed/ Height : 9 cm

Model not resumed after 1947

20000/25000 €


Collier LALIQUE

René LALIQUE

Necklace Flowers composed of 12 «electric» blue glass motifs, model created in 1914 and deleted from the catalogue in 1932

Rare model

6000/8000 €


Sunday 16 August at 1.30pm : LUXURY LEATHER GOODS & FASHION ACCESSORIES

Expert Fashion, Luxury leather goods & Vintage : Claire Chassine-Lambert / claire@clairechassinelambert.com - Tel : + 33 6 75 03 05 93

Palm Beach Cannes – Place Franklin Roosevelt - 06400 Cannes

Exhibitions in the Palm Beach Cannes : August Thursday 13 from 4pm till 8pm/ Friday 14 & Saturday 15 from 10.30am till 8pm/ Sunday 16 from 10.30am till midday


Sac Kelly Hermes

HERMÈS Paris made in France, 1985

Kelly 32 bag in black porous crocodile, gold metal clasp and fasteners, handle, two keys under bell, padlock covered, without shoulder strap - In its box

7000/8000 €


Wardrobe Vuitton

LOUIS VUITTON Champs Elysées, n°742239

Wardrobe in monogram canvas painted with stencil, borders in leather, three closures, nails and wedges in golden brass, main lock numbered 049128, two handles leather (one rugged), strip painted on the front (missing strap), four casters, beige canvas interior with suitcase on the right side with orange label black graphics, on the left side three canvas frames and signed straps, one to three floors, the other without floor, the last fitting in the missing bottom. Many travel labels

H103 x L54 x D52cm

Some oxidations, scratches and wear/ Beautiful general patina

5000/6000 €


Sunday 16 August at 8pm : MODERN & COLLECTION WATCHES

Watches Expert : Olivier Santini / osantini06@gmail.com - Tel : +33 6.78.24.99.47

Palm Beach Cannes – Place Franklin Roosevelt - 06400 Cannes

Exhibitions in the Palm Beach Cannes : August Thursday 13 from 4pm till 8pm/ Friday 14 & Saturday 15 from 10.30am till 8pm/ Sunday 16 from 10.30am till midday


Montre Breguet Tourbillon

Watch Breguet Tourbillon

65000/70000 €


Montre Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Titane

Watch Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Titane

12000/14000 €


Montre Jaeger Lecoultre Memovox Compressor

Watch Jaeger Lecoultre Memovox Compressor pink gold

8500/9500 €


Montre Hublot Classique

Watch Hublot Classique

8000/9000 €


Montre de poche Robert et Courvoisier Répétition des quarts

Pocket watch Robert & Courvoisier - Circa 1815

1500/2000 €


Montre Omega Speedmaster

Watch Omega Speedmaster - Circa 1961

2000/3000 €


Montre de poche Vacheron Constantin Répétition des quarts

Pocket watch Vacheron Constantin - Circa 1880

2000/3000 €


Sunday 16 August at 2 pm : HIGH JEWELLERY, DIAMONDS & SIGNED JEWELS

Jewels Expert : Edouard De Garo / expertise@de-garo.com - Tel : + 33 6 30 92 15 92

Palm Beach Cannes – Place Franklin Roosevelt - 06400 Cannes

Exhibitions in the Palm Beach Cannes : August Thursday 13 from 4pm till 8pm/ Friday 14 & Saturday 15 from 10.30am till 8pm/ Sunday 16 Août from 10.30 am till midday


Diamants Graff

GRAFF

Exceptional radiant diamond of Intense Fancy Yellow color weighing 9,32 cts and purity SI1 mounted on a ring in platinum and gold, supported by two trapezoidal diamonds for about 0,50 ct - Signature and characteristics of the diamond engraved inside the ring body

This ring comes with a certificate GIA #1117508 - Diamond laser signed GRAFF on the rounder with the certificate number GIA

120000/180000 €

GRAFF

Beautiful platinum and gold pendant holding a Fancy Light Yellow diamond weighing 4,46 cts enhanced with a pear diamond weighing about 0,50 ct embellished with its white gold chain

This pendant comes with a certificate GIA #10924085 (Dec. 1999) stipulating that the diamond is color fancy light yellow and purity I1

GRAFF laser signed diamond on the rounder with the GIA certificate number

20000/30000 €


Bague dôme VCA

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

Superb dome ring in platinum set with a belt of baguette diamonds enhanced by 13 brilliant-cut diamonds, all of excellent quality for a total of approx. 8 cts. Signed and numbered. Sold with its pouch

12000/18000 €


Minaudière VCA

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

Evening bag in black lacquer and gilded metal with compartments including : powder box, mirror, lighter, comb - Signed La Minaudière of Van Cleef & Arpels - Circa 1940 - Sold with its black satin pouch

2000/3000 €


2 sautoirs VCA

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

2 Yellow gold necklaces from the ALHAMBRA Collection. One decorated with 20 four-lobed onyx motifs, pearly borders and the other decorated with 20 four-lobed mother-of-pearl motifs. Both signed VCA, numbered, with maker's mark Gay Frères

8000/10000 € each


Collier Casmir Chopard

CHOPARD

"Casmir" Collection - Yellow gold articulated necklace embellished with rubellites, peridots, amethysts, tourmalines, aquamarine, citrines. Signed and numbered

15000/25000 €


Bracelet Casmir Chopard

CHOPARD

"Casmir" Collection - Semi-rigid bracelet in yellow gold embellished with rubellites, peridots, amethysts, tourmalines, aquamarine, citrines. Signed and numbered

8000/12000 €


Bracelet Chopard Ice Cube

CHOPARD

"Ice Cube" Collection - Flexible bracelet on 2 rows assembled of white gold cubes set with brilliant-cut diamonds for a total of approx. 3 cts of assumed colour G and purity VS. Signed, numbered

2200/3200 €


Pendentif coccinelle Chopard

CHOPARD

"Happy Diamond" Collection - Rare pendant ladybug large model in yellow gold, the head paved with brilliant-cut diamonds and sapphires cabochons, the hinged wings set with ruby cabochons opening on a disk retaining 7 moving diamonds. Signed, numbered. Sold with its large chain. Signed

4500/6500 €


Broche palmes VCA

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

Elegant brooch decorated with yellow gold palms, the belt set with brilliant-cut diamonds, all retaining a removable carved ivory element. Signed, numbered, maker's mark Pery & Fils. Circa 1990

1200/2200 €


Solitaire 5,17 cts

SOLITAIRE in platinum and gold set with a round diamond weighing 5,17 cts of supposed K/L colour and purity VS2/SI1, low fluorescence to medium

18000/28000 €


Bracelet CARTIER

CARTIER

Yellow gold articulated bracelet embellished with chrysoprase beads (1C) interspersed with chiseled elements/ Signed Cartier Paris, partially visible number, maker's mark Camille Bournadet. Sold with its box

2000/4000 €


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