Results for the Prestige auctions from August 14 to 16, 2020

GRAFF Diamond of 9,32 cts
GRAFF Diamond of 9,32 cts
Sold : 150600€

Besch Cannes Auction organised its traditional summer sales from 14 to 16 August at Palm Beach Cannes, which attracted a great deal of interest from international collectors. On Saturday, August 15, Me Jean-Pierre Besch proposed a new and beautiful selection of works of art. And among them, several paintings by Bernard Buffet (1928-1999), painter with a style recognizable among all who favors marked contrasts with his famous black features, obeying no rule except 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» (sold 97900€ - lot 228), oil on canvas signed at the bottom left and dated 1998 at the bottom right. Also realized by Bernard Buffet, the «Environs de Cher, le chêne vert en automne, Parc du château de Vieille-Ville, 1975» (sold 84100€ - lot 193), oil on canvas signed at the top right is particularly interesting because of its quite unusual workmanship in the artist. A delicate painting whose curved lines are reminiscent of the style of the classical painters to whom he liked to refer. We also mention the oil on canvas «Bois de Saint Loup, near Brenac, the small bridge of the Moulin de Cressac, 1975) which obtained 72790€ (lot 272) and the oil on isorel «Impatients dans un pot, 1992» (sold 56475€ - lot 147)

Favouring landscape representations, Jan Van Goyen (1596-1656) inscribed his name in the Golden Age of Dutch painting. Baroque-style canvases in which the sky - often partially obscured by clouds - occupies a large place, and which gives the canvas a feeling of magnitude as shown by «the river estuary with boats sailing and fishermen», parquet panel, monogrammed and dated at the bottom right which flew to 106675€ out of an estimate of 50000/60000€ (lot 351).

Considered as a post-impressionist, Henri Lebasque (1865-1937) realized paintings of a 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 canvases reflect a feeling of sweetness to which women, - a subject he particularly appreciates - are not strangers, as in this "Veranda on the beach of Cannes or the beach bar", oil on canvas signed at the bottom left, which was acquired for an amount of 33885€ (lot 234). The oil on canvas signed in bottom left «Girls in the clearing» was sold 51455€ (lot 173).

Charles Camoin (1879-1965), who was also a fan of outdoor painting, received a classical education (he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris and, as Gustave Moreau had advised him, trained to copy the great masters of the Louvre), before being influenced by Matisse and Marquet and adhering to fauvism. A painter who prefers softer shades than many other fauves and gives a special interest to the harmony of the painting as shown in this «Mas, environs de Saint Tropez», oil on canvas signed at the bottom left (sold 37650€ - lot 245).

It cost 55220€ for the oil on the panel ofEugène Boudin (1824-1898) «Anvers, Trois-Mats à quai, 1871», signed, titled and dated at the bottom right (lot 183), 37650€ for the oil on canvas «Jeune fille, 1948» of Marie Laurencin (1883-1956) (lot 112) and 58985€ for the sculpture «Bonbon marbre blanc, 2015» by Laurence Jenkell, born in 1965 (lot 279) and 53965€ for a drawing «La vierge à l'enfant» of the Flemish school around 1600, entourage of Pietro Candido (1548-1628) (lot 355). The Decorative Arts were particularly well represented with a perfume bottle «Fougères», rare model of René Lalique in white glass that was sold 26355€ (lot 361).

Also noteworthy is the sale of luxury leather goods and fashion accessories, on Sunday 16 August at 1.30 pm, with a Kelly 32 cm Hermès Paris bag made in France, 1985 (sold 10050€ - lot 10) and a Louis Vuitton mail case in monogram canvas painted with stencil (sold at 10920€ - lot 18).

Let us also mention the sale of watches of collection which took place at 8pm with notably a watch Audemard Piguet Jules Audemars Tourbillon (Sold 30120€ - lot 482).

The auction house also organized on August Sunday 16 a sale of high jewelry and diamonds (90% of the lots have been sold) with, among them, two jewels signed GRAFF, an exceptional radiant diamond of Fancy Intense Yellow colour weighing 9,32 cts of SI1 clarity mounted on a ring in platinum and gold (sold 150600€ - lot 241) and a pendant in platinum and gold holding a Fancy Light Yellow diamond weighing 4,46 cts (vendu 26355€). Let’s also mention a superb dome-shaped ring signed Van Cleef & Arpels, one of the great names of the world jewelry whose incomparable know-how remains a reference to no other (sold 26350€ - lot 255).

Tribute to Jean MARAIS - Collection of Mr Jo PASQUALI, heir to the artist

A sacred monster of the seventh art, Jean Marais (1913-1998) has, during his more than sixty years of career, played in nearly a hundred films and shot under the direction of the greatest. From Sacha Guitry («Napoléon», «Si Versailles m'était conté...») to Jean Renoir («Helena et les hommes») by way of his friend and mentor Jean Cocteau who will launch his career and direct him on works as mythical as «La belle et la bête», «L'aigle à deux têtes» or «Orpheus», he will embody, for several generations, the eternal masculine, thus becoming one of the most emblematic French actors of the twentieth century.

Jean Marais Tête de lion Jean MARAIS (1913-1998) - Tête de lion

Bronze - Signed on the back and numbered 8/8 - 54x47x15

Sold : 7780€ - Lot 14

Jean Marais - Les quatre mains Jean MARAIS (1913-1998) - Les quatre mains

Bronze with golden patina - Signed - 8 copies print - Guyot Creste Fondeur - Height : 33.5 cm

Sold : 6025€ - Lot 12

Jean Marais - Photophore aux 4 visages Jean MARAIS (1913-1998) - Photophore aux quatre visages

Bronze with golden patina - Signed on the base and numbered 7/8 - Guyot Creste Fondeur - Height : 30 cm

Sold : 6275€ - Lot 4

Arno Breker - Jean Marais

Arno BREKER (1900-1991) - JEAN MARAIS, 1963, PARIS

Bronze with nuanced green patina, mounted on a pedestal - Signed, dated and located - Total height : 57 cm

Sold : 3750€ - Lot 5


Jan Van Goyen - Estuaire de rivière

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

Wooden panel 27,5 x 41,5 cm - Monogrammed and dated at the bottom right : VG 1653 - Wax stamp on the back - Old restorations

Source : Anonymous sale in Paris, Hôtel Drouot, étude Ader, 8 février 1954, n°73 / Anonymous sale in New-York, Christie’s, 31 janvier 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)

Sold : 106675€ - Lot 351

Bernard Buffet Impatients dans un pot Bernard BUFFET (1928 -1999) - Impatients dans un pot, 1992

Oil on isorel signed at the top left, dated, titled and stamped "Maurice Garnier" on the back - 46 x 38 cm

Sold : 56475€ - Lot 147

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

Sold : 97900€ - Lot 228

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 - Back : Titled "Environs de Chers (Yonne)" / Maurice Garnier stamp, numbering AJ15 133,3 x 89,5 cm

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

Sold : 84100€ - Lot 193

Bernard Buffet Bois de St Loup

Bernard BUFFET (1928-1999) - Bois de Saint Loup, environs de Brenac, le petit pont du moulin de Cressac, 1975

Oil on canvas signed top right and dated top left 89 x 130 cm

Sold : 72790€ - Lot 272

Henri Lebasque - Fillettes dans la clairière

Henri Baptiste LEBASQUE (1865-1937) - Fillettes dans la clairière

Oil on canvas signed bottom left - 38 x 46 cm

Provenance : Succession of Madame Violette and Monsieur Jacques MELINE, acquired by the latter from the Galerie MONEGIER DU SORBIER around 1990, and has never left the family to this day

Sold : 51455€ - Lot 173

Eugène Boudin - Anvers

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

Oil on panel signed, titled and dated bottom right - 28.8 x 44 cm

Provenance : Collection Aurélien Scholl, Paris Private Collection, Suisse Knoedler & Co, New York, no. 6308

Sold : 55220€ - Lot 183

Ecole Flamande

Flemish school around 1600, entourage of Pietro CANDIDO (1548-1628) - The Virgin and Child with Saint John the Baptist

India pen and ink, grey wash with white gouache on blue prepared paper - 32.5 x 25 cm (Bottom center damper)

Expert : Cabinet de Bayser, Paris

Sold : 53965€ - Lot 355

Henri Baptiste Lebasque - Veranda sur la plage de 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

Ancient Origins : 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, No. 1435, p. 342

Sold : 33885€ - Lot 234

Charles CAMOIN - Le Mas, 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

Sold : 37650€ - Lot 245

Flacon Fougères René Lalique

Perfume bottle « Fougères »

Rare model of R. Lalique in white glass, moulded blown body patinated, the 2 medallions on each side of the bottle are in emerald green glass and with different patterns, the pressed molded cap (mold 477), patina is grey-green - Signed - Height : 9 cm - Model not repeated after 1947

Sold : 26355€ - Lot 361


Expert Fashion, Vintage : Claire Chassine-Lambert / / Tel : + 33 6 75 03 05 93

Hermès Kelly

HERMÈS Paris made in France, 1985

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

Sold : 10050€ - Lot 10

Malle courrier Louis Vuitton

LOUIS VUITTON Champs Elysées, n°742239

Mail trunk in monogram canvas painted with stencil, beech reinforcements, borders in leatherette, three closures, nails and corners in golden brass, main lock numbered 049128, two leather handles (one uneven), band painted on the front (missing strap), four casters, beige canvas interior with suiting on the right side with orange label black graphic, on the left side three canvas frames and signed straps, one on three floors,the other without a floor, the last one fitting into the missing background - Many travel labels H103 x L54 x P52cm

Sold : 10920€ - Lot 18


Jewels expert : Edouard De Garo / Tel : + 33 6 30 92 15 92


GRAFF - Exceptional fancy intense yellow radiant diamond weighing 9.32 cts and SI1 purity mounted on a platinum and gold ring, supported by two trapeze diamonds for about 0.50 ct

Signature and characteristics of the diamond engraved inside the ring body - Ring size : 51,5 - Pb: 7,41g - This ring comes with a certificate GIA #1117508 - Diamond signed with GRAFF laser on the roundabout with the GIA certificate number

Sold : 150600€ - Lot 241

Pendentif GRAFF

GRAFF - Superb platinum and gold pendant holding a fancy light yellow diamond weighing 4.46 cts enhanced with a pear diamond weighing approximately 0.50 ct embellished with its white gold chain

L. chain : 40 cm/ L. pendant: 1,8 cm/ Gw : 4,15 g

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

Diamond signed with GRAFF laser on the roundabout with the GIA certificate number

Sold : 26350€ - Lot 240

Bague dôme Van Cleef & Arpels


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

Sold : 26350€ - Lot 255

Minaudière Van Cleef & Arpels


Minaudière in black lacquer and gilded metal with compartments including : powder magazine, mirror, lighter, comb

Signed La Minaudière de Van Cleef & Arpels - Circa 1940 - H : 12 - l: 15,2 cm - With its black satin bag

Sold : 3515€ - Lot 253

Bague René Boivin


Collection "Quatre Corps" in yellow gold set with a mixture of brilliant-cut diamonds, yellow sapphires and tourmalines in various tones - Circa 1990 - Ring size : 51 - Gw : 14,52 g (18K - 750/1000)

Comes with a certificate of authenticity issued by Mrs Françoise Cailles and Mr Jean Norbert Salit and its original case

Sold : 22590€ - Lot 243

Solitaire 6,18 cts

Platinum solitaire set with a large cut emerald cut diamond weighing 6.18 cts - Ring size : 52 - Gw : 5.60 g (Platinum - 950/1000)

This ring comes with a certificate from HRD #180000008334 stating that the diamond is M colour and VS2 purity

Sold : 35 140 € - Lot 263

Sautoirs Van Cleef & Arpels


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

Sold : 12675€ Lot 254bis / Sold : 9410€ Lot 254


Watch Expert : Olivier Santini - - Tel : + 33 6 78 24 99 47

Montre Audemars Piguet


Yellow gold watch Reference D36260, automatic movement, white enamel dial with off-centre hours dial, date window at 3 o'clock, power reserve at 9 o'clock, tourbillon at 6 o'clock. Leather bracelet with pin buckle. Sold with its original case

Sold : 30120€ - Lot 482

Montre Cartier Tank américaine


Yellow gold rectangular watch Reference 8102905 quartz movement, white dial with Roman numeral indexes, small seconds at 6 o'clock, date window at 6 o'clock, articulated bracelet, yellow gold folding clasp

Provenance : Jean Marais private collection/ Jo PASQUALI private collection, by succession

A certificate of membership of the private collection "Jean Marais", established by Jo PASQUALI, heir of the artist, is given to the purchaser

Dimensions : 24 x 40 mm / Weight : 85,91 g

Sold : 8285€ - Lot 452


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