Press Release - Auctions of December 27 to 31, 2020

Pierre BONNARD (1867-1947)
Pierre BONNARD (1867-1947)
Table dans un jardin, 1908

End-of-Year prestige sales from December Sunday 27 to Thursday 31, 2020 including :

  • Four sculptures by ROMEDA, an artist presented in institutions around the world such as the Metropolitan Museum of New York, will be among the stars of the next prestigious end-of-year sale of the BESCH CANNES AUCTION Auction House, dedicated to 20th century ART. They will be scattered alongside works of art no less exceptional such as an oil by Pierre BONNARD (140000/160000€), an Indian ink by MIRO (78000/80000€), a bronze by Ossip ZADKINE (48000/50000€) and an oil by Charles CAMOIN (40000/45000€).

  • Two stunning Fancy Yellow and Fancy Pink diamonds will also be featured (Around 90000€/100000€ each)


Pierre BONNARD Table dans un jardin

Pierre BONNARD (1867-1947) - Table dans un jardin, 1908

Oil on canvas signed at the bottom right - 39 x 44 cm

Origin : Ambroise Vollard / Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris / Eardley Knollys, Londres / James Smith vente Christie's Londres, 06/07/1971 lot 50

Bibliography : J & H Dauberville, catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint (1906-1919) volume II p. 138 n° 525

Estimate : 140000/160000€


This end of the year 2020 looks particularly attractive with the 3 days of sales of rare & fine wines, Champagnes, Chartreuses & Spirits (on December 27th at 2pm , 28 and 29 December at 10.30am and 2pm). Three days of high quality sales dedicated to the dispersion of several magnificent private cellars of great amateurs and cellars of prestigious starred restaurants.

Since 1989, the sale of December 30 (2.30 pm) is dedicated to painting and sculpture “Modern Paintings, Contemporary Art and Art of the Far East”, thus travelling various artistic currents with notably Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) who belongs to the group of Nabis, an avant-garde postimpressionist artistic movement that openly opposes the pictorial norms in force between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Considered one of the greatest colourists of the twentieth century by the richness of his palette, he also possesses a perfect mastery of light as illustrated by the «Table in a garden», oil on canvas dated 1908, signed at the bottom right and coming in particular from Ambroise Vollard and Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris (140000/160000€).

A world-renowned artist, Bruno Romeda (1933-2017) remains one of the undisputed masters of parallelism and geometry. Adept of simple geometric shapes, of plays of shadow and light and the search for a feeling of balance in his creations, the artist favors the harmony of proportions as well as the noble material that is bronze as evidenced by the four works presented on the occasion of this sale («the Square», bronze of 1972, measuring 150 cm high (around 25000€), «the Rectangle», bronze of a height of 115 cm (around 12000€) «Le Parallélépipède», titled «Perspective cubique», bronze dated 1972 and measuring 161 cm in height (around 30000€) and «La Colonne», bronze of 1976 measuring 188 cm, (around 6000€).

Influenced by various currents such as postimpressionism, Fauvism or even cubism, Joan Miro (1893-1983) appreciates as much the bright colors as the extreme sobriety as evidenced by this ink on paper «Sans titre», dated 1953 and signed in bottom right (78000€/80000€). A work that is not without recalling, by its minimalist style and its apparent spontaneity, certain childish drawings; creations which the artist is willingly inspired.

Other artists and not least, Kisling and Dubuffet, will also be represented in this sale. A worthy representative of the École de Paris, Moïse Kisling (1891-1953) is essentially known for his depictions of naked women such as this «Model», oil on canvas signed at the bottom right (40000€/45000€). These canvases, thanks to which he pays tribute to feminine beauty but which can also address other themes as shown in the «Nature morte au bouquet», oil on canvas signed at the bottom right (30000€/35000€).

Fan of Art Brut, Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) remains the most contested but also the most admired French artist of the post-war period. A particular approach to pictorial art that leads him to make complex compositions sometimes reminiscent of a set of collages. A choice claimed by this self-taught for whom «The painting of the post-war period is (indeed) a reaction against the daring of the beginning of the century». Witness, this «Memorable Facts II», color silkscreen on arches paper dated 1978 and estimated 15000€/20000€.

Art of the Far East will be particularly well represented with an important sculpture representing Guandi, the God of War in armor, from the Ming (China) period in polychrome terracotta and lead glazes.

The sale of December 31 at 2pm will include a whole set of sumptuous jewels, diamonds, signed jewels and coloured stones. The diamonds will be particularly honored with an exceptional pear diamond weighing 2.21 carats of color Fancy light purplish pink of clarity SL1 (100000€/150000€), an exceptional natural diamond of color Fancy Yellow and purity VS2 (90000/120000€), and a superb Cartier Haute Joaillerie necklace entitled "Flocon" (50000€/70000€). Among the pieces presented on this occasion, it should also be noted a remarkable selection of vintage and contemporary jewelry that belonged to Rosita Diaz Gimeno, one of the great stars of the Spanish cinema of the 30s, including this Cartier foliage brooch (around 2500€) or this brooch Bouffon du Roi Van Cleef & Arpels (around 2500€). A festive program from December 27 to 31, 2020 in Cannes!


Sales in the lounges of the Hotel Martinez Cannes, 73 Bd de la Croisette (In compliance with the health rules in force - Decree n• 2020-1454 of November 27, 2020), live on www.drouotonline.com and www.interencheres.com, on purchase orders and telephone line


December Sunday 27 at 2pm : Fine & rare Wines, Champagnes, Chartreuses & Spirits

Expert : Pascal Kuzniewski - Tél : +33 (0)6 07 79 72 06 - contact@vinvinoveritas.com

December Monday 28 & Tuesday 29 at 10.30am and 2pm : Fine & rare Wines, Champagnes, Chartreuses & Spirits

Expert : Pascal Kuzniewski - Tél : +33 (0)6 07 79 72 06 - contact@vinvinoveritas.com

Vins rares et prestigieux


December Wednesday 30 at 2.30pm : From Impressionists to Contemporaries - Paintings - Sculptures - Ceramics - Tapestries - Arts of ancient China

Bruno Romeda (1933-2017)

The Parallelepiped, entitled «Perspective cubique», bronze dated 1972 and measuring 161 cm in height, chosen by the artist, to increase his visual language (Around 30000€)

Bruno ROMEDA Parallélépipède


The discovery of monumental bronzes in a park in Cannes

The universe of Bruno ROMEDA

Original collection of a couple of friends of the artist

On the occasion of our traditional prestigious sales at the end of the year, Maître Jean-Pierre BESCH will present in the lounges of the Hotel Martinez in Cannes a new collection of four sculptures by Bruno ROMEDA from a Cannes property of a couple of friends of the artist.

During our sale on August 15, 2019, a bronze Circle of 2009 was sold at a record price of 100400€. In December of the same year, three monumental works from the former property of jazzman Bobby SHORT had been awarded for a total amount of 180000€.

After his death three years ago, Bruno ROMEDA will once again be present in Cannes on December 30 at our prestigious end-of-year sale, with four works revealing simple geometric forms, characteristic of the work of the Italian artist.

Square, rectangle, parallelepiped and column

This collection is new in several ways :

  • Unique in its diversity, all the geometric language of ROMEDA is present in this collection:

*le Carré, bronze from 1972, 150 cm high, estimated at 25000€

*the Rectangle, bronze with a height of 115 cm, estimated at 12000€

These two sculptures delimit the spaces they occupy, displaying clean lines with voluntary irregularities.

*The Parallelepiped, titled «Perspective cubique», bronze dated 1972 and measuring 161 cm in height, estimated at 30000€, chosen by the artist, to increase his visual language.

*La Colonne, bronze from 1976 measuring 188 cm, estimated at 6000€, high, narrow, is an echo of the green arrows of cypresses.

  • New in origin, history and seniority,

Mr and Mrs G., friends of Bruno ROMEDA, who lived in Grasse since 1956, with his companion, the American architect and visual artist, Robert COURTRIGHT, acquired these works directly from the artist, all in the 1970s.

A collage of COURTRIGHT from the same source will be presented for sale.

Wishing to highlight the place where his works are, close to the collectors, ROMEDA himself placed his sculptures in the park. Thus our Perspective Cubique, bronze of 1972, «frames» Cannes on the surrounding sea.


Joan MIRO Sans titre

Joan MIRO (1893-1983) - « SANS TITRE, 1953 »

Indian ink on paper signed at bottom right - 51 x 66 cm

Source : Private Collection / On the back label of the gallery "Hollis Taggart Galleries" New-York

An ADOM Certificate of Authenticity, dated November 25, 2004, will be issued to the buyer

Estimate : 78000/80000€


Moise KISLING Le modèle

Moïse KISLING (1891-1953) - « Le modèle »

Oil on canvas signed bottom right - 41 x 33 cm

This work will be included in the «Volume IV and Additives to Volumes I, II and III» of the Catalogue Raisonné of the Work of Moïse Kisling currently in preparation by Marc Ottavi. A certificate will be issued to the purchaser

Estimate : 40000/50000€


Moise KISLING Nature morte

Moïse KISLING (1891-1953) - « Nature morte au bouquet »

Oil on canvas signed bottom right - 54.5 x 38 cm

This work will be included in the «Volume IV and Additives to Volumes I, II and III» of the Catalogue Raisonné of the Work of Moïse Kisling currently in preparation by Marc Ottavi. A certificate will be issued to the purchaser

Estimate : 30000/35000€


Camoin Marseille

Charles CAMOIN (1879-1965) - L'embarcadère du ferry boat à Marseille, 1928

Oil on canvas signed bottom right - 65 x 81 cm

Source : Galerie Marcel Bernheim (Paris) / Arthur Touth Gallery (London) / Mr and Mrs Kreeger (Washington) / Parke-Bernet (New York), 12/12/1968, Gerald Cantor (Los Angeles)/ Indianapolis Museum of Art (Newfields)

Bibliography : Took place in the archives of the Camoin Committee for the catalogue raisonné in preparation

Estimate : 40000/45000€


Ossip ZADKINE Liseuse

Ossip ZADKINE (1890-1967) - La liseuse, 1947

Bronze with dark patina - Fondeur Susse (5/8) - Signed - Length : 45.1 cm

Bibliography : Sylvain Lecombre Ossip Zadkine sculpture n°402 p. 456

Exhibitions : Mont de Marsan 1970 n° 36 / Japon 1889-1990 n° 36

Estimate : 48000/50000€


Jean DUBUFFET Faits Mémorables

Jean DUBUFFET (1901-1985) - Faits mémorables II, 1978

Color silkscreen on arched paper - Signed with the initials J.D and dated at the bottom right, numbered 47/70 at the bottom left - 73 x 96.5

Reference : Webel 1261

Origin : Private Collection / On the back label of the gallery "Laurie Rubin Fine Art" New-York

Estimate : 12000/15000€


Chine - Guandi

CHINA - Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Important sculpture representing GUANDI, the God of War in armor - In polychrome terracotta and lead-bearing glazes, left hand and feet in bronze - Height : 100 cm (minor enamel deficiencies and deficiencies)

Source : Private collection

Family tradition : this sculpture would have been offered to Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria by a Maharajah. François-Joseph would have given it to the actress Catherine Schratt, his mistress.

Estimate : 30000/40000€


Exhibition in the lounges of the Hotel Martinez Cannes - 73 Bd de la Croisette (In compliance with current health regulations - Decree n• 2020-1454 of 27 November 2020): Monday 28 December from 4pm to 7pm/ Tuesday 29 December from 10am to 7pm/ Wednesday 30 December from 10am to noon


December Wednesday 30 at 5.30pm : Modern & Vintage Watches

Expert : Olivier Santini - Tél : +33 (0)6.78.24.99.47 - osantini06@gmail.com

MONTRE ULYSSE NARDIN FREAK DIAVOLO

WATCH ULYSSE NARDIN FREAK DIAVOLO Around 2011

18K white gold watch, Reference 2080-115, mechanical movement, rotating winding of the ring at the back of the case, skeleton dial. Its tourbillon carousel (minute movement) rotates around its center in 1 hour and indicates the minutes. A flying tourbillon sits above the carousel. Its cage is equipped with an arrow indicating the seconds on a semi-circular dial, transparent, and makes a turn in one minute, similar to that of a mechanical chronometer, indicating the hours and minutes by two large arrows. Leather strap folding clasp in white gold

The watch will be sold with its original case and papers

Diameter : 45 mm

Estimate : 57500/60000€

MONTRE PATEK PHILIPPE NAUTILUS Vers 1999

WATCH PATEK PHILIPPE NAUTILUS Around 1999

Yellow gold watch Reference 3800/001, automatic movement, golden dial with baton indexes, date window at 3 o'clock, articulated yellow gold bracelet. The watch is in exceptional condition and will be sold complete with its original case and papers.

Dimensions : 37 mm / Weight : 153.96 g

Estimate : 39000/42000€


Exhibition in the lounges of the Hotel Martinez Cannes - 73 Bd de la Croisette (In compliance with current health regulations - Decree n• 2020-1454 of 27 November 2020): Monday 28 December from 4pm to 7pm/ Tuesday 29 December from 10am to 7pm/ Wednesday 30 December from 10am to noon


December Thursday 31 at 1.30pm : Exceptional furs, Leather goods, Fashion accessories

Expert : Claire Chassine-Lambert - Expert Mode, Maroquinerie, Haute Couture agréé CECOA - Tél : +33 (0)6 75 03 05 93 – claire@clairechassinelambert.com

Hermes Kelly

HERMES Paris made in France 1998

Kelly bag 32 cm in black crocodile porosus, clasps and fasteners in gold metal, handle, two keys under bell, covered padlock, black leather lining, double patch pocket and a zipped pocket. Good general condition, however wear on corners and handle, scratches underneath.

Estimate : 5000/6000€


Exhibition in the lounges of the Hotel Martinez Cannes - 73 Bd de la Croisette (In compliance with current health regulations - Decree n• 2020-1454 of 27 November 2020): Monday 28 December from 4pm to 7pm/ Tuesday 29 & Wednesday 30 December from 10am to 7pm/ Thursday 31 December from 10am to noon


December Thursday 31 at 2pm : Important Diamonds - High Jewellery & Signed Jewels - Coloured Stones

Expert : Edouard De Garo - Expert graduated from GIA - Tél : +33 (0)6 30 92 15 92 - expertise@de-garo.com

As part of this sale, the diamonds will be showcased with : Two beautiful coloured diamonds Fancy Yellow and Fancy Pink

Diamant jaune 10.03 cts

Superb ring with contemporary lines in two-tone gold, the eagle claws holding in their center a yellow diamond weighing 10.03 cts, the flank and the top set with a paving of brilliant-cut diamonds for approx. 0.60 ct with two Shield Cut diamonds weighing approx. 1 ct in total of assumed E/F colour and assumed clarity VVS/VS

Ring size : 52,5 / Gw : 10,47 g (18K - 750/1000)

This ring comes with a certificate GIA#1159824950 stating that the diamond is natural color Fancy Yellow and clarity VS2

Estimate : 90000/120000€


Diamant rose

Exceptional : This two-tone gold ring features a natural pink-coloured pear-shaped diamond at its centre that weighs 2.21 cts. It is surrounded by 9 baguette diamonds for a total of approx. 1 ct of supposed D/E colour of supposed clarity VVS/VS punctuated with small pink diamonds of brilliant cut, all finished by a paving of brilliant cut diamonds on the ring body.

Ring size : 52 / Gw : 5,44 g (18K - 750/1000)

This ring comes with a certificate GIA#1162615547 stating that the diamond is natural color Fancy Light Purplish Pink and clarity SI1

Pink diamonds called "Fancy Pink" are the result of a reaction following the extreme pressure to which the diamond is subjected during its crystallization, abnormally compressing its atomic structure, thus creating a red or pink stone. It is estimated that only 1 in 100000 diamonds can be classified as pink.

Estimate : 100000/150000€


VCA RDV

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

From the Haute Joaillerie collection entitled "Rendez-Vous", this elegant set in warm colors brings out a delicate work with suppleness, aerial and light lines.

This half-set is composed of :

  • a necklace of 37 white pearls, the last of which is inlaid with a set brilliant cut diamond, bringing out the flag (the tip), retaining a pendant that can be detached and worn as a brooch, decorated with layered leaves and openwork on which is presented a subtle gradient of tsavorites, orange garnets and yellow sapphires shaded for a total of approx. 5.50 cts and a brilliant-cut diamond paving of excellent quality for approx. 6.80 cts

  • a ring in white gold decorated with overlapping and perforated leaves on which is presented a subtle gradient of tsavorites, orange garnets and yellow sapphires shaded for a total of approx. 3 cts plus a brilliant-cut diamond paving of excellent quality for approx. 4 cts

Ring size : 50 / Gw : 20,08 g (18K - 750/1000)

These two jewels are signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered, AF maker's mark/ Origin : Private collection

Estimate : 15000/25000€


Cartier Flocon

Cartier - Superb High Jewellery Necklace titled "Flocon"

Made of platinum, it is set with brilliant-cut diamonds of excellent quality for a total of about 25 cts finished by long tassels for a perfect spin all fully articulated. Signed Cartier, numbered

Gw : 103,57 g (PLAT- 950/1000)

Source : Private Collection / Mr X purchased this necklace directly from Cartier Paris rue de la Paix in July 2015 and it has remained in the family to this day.

Will be delivered to the purchaser its case and its travel pouch as well as its certificate of authenticity.

son coffret et sa pochette de voyage ainsi que son certificat d'authenticité.

Estimate : 50000/70000€


Collection Rosita DIAZ GIMENO

This interesting selection of vintage and contemporary jewelry belonged to Rosita Díaz Gimeno, one of the great stars of Spanish cinema in the 1930s, and one of the first to have also succeeded in Hollywood, under contract with Fox Studios.

After being arrested, imprisoned and almost shot during the beginning of the Spanish Civil War because she was the wife of the son of the President of the Republic Juan Negrin, Rosita was forced to flee abroad to save her life. A new stage began and she managed to pursue a great international career in film and theatre, working with the most renowned directors, including Jean Grémillon for example, alongside actors such as Maurice Chevalier.

Broche feuillage CARTIER Broche Bouffon du Roi VCA

CARTIER - Foliage Brooch : around 2500€ & King's Jester Brooch of Van Cleef & Arpels : around 2500€

A collection in line with the taste and know-how of the 40’s like this «Foliage» brooch of Cartier in braided and twisted yellow gold punctuated with diamonds, rubies and emeralds or this rare brooch «King’s Jester» made by Van Cleef Arpels representing a stylized sceptre of a marotte in yellow gold, diamonds and enamel, identical to that offered by the Duke and Duchess of Windsor to Miss Anne Seagrim in 1939.


VAN CLEEF & ARPELS - COSMOS COLLECTION

VCA Cosmos collection

Inspired by nature, the Cosmos collection combines the delicate shape of four classic Van Cleef & Arpels flower petals arranged to form various pieces of four-leaf clover. This playful touch of the ordinary brings to life unique pieces that celebrate femininity as a sign of luck.

"Cosmos" collection

  • Large white gold ring featuring a four-leaf clover, heart-shaped petals paved with brilliant-cut diamonds for a total of approx. 3.60 cts (centre approx. 0.50 ct), honeycomb back finish.

Signed VCA, numbered / Ring size : 50 / Gw : 17,37 g (18K - 750/1000)

  • Large white gold pendant/brooch featuring a four-leaf clover, heart-shaped petals paved with brilliant-cut diamonds for a total of approx. 3.60 cts (centre approx. 0.50 ct), honeycomb back finish.

Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered, maker's mark Pery & Fils / H : 3,4 cm / Gw : 10,75 g (18K - 750/1000)

  • Pair of large white gold ear clips each representing a four-leaf clover, heart-shaped petals paved with brilliant-cut diamonds for a total of approx. 7.20 cts (of which centre approx. 0.80 ct total). Clip system with stem, honeycomb finish on the back.

Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered, maker's mark Pery & Fils / H : 2,9 cm each / Gw : 20,68 g (18K - 750/1000) / Sold with its pouch


Exhibition in the lounges of the Hotel Martinez Cannes - 73 Bd de la Croisette (In compliance with current health regulations - Decree n• 2020-1454 of 27 November 2020): Monday 28 December from 4pm to 7pm/ Tuesday 29 & Wednesday 30 December from 10am to 7pm/ Thursday 31 December from 10am to noon


BESCH CANNES AUCTION

Maître Jean-Pierre Besch, commissaire-priseur habilité SVV n° 2002-034 - Sis 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 - Fax : 33 (0) 4 93 99 30 03 - besch@cannesauction.com - www.cannesauction.com

Press contact : Isabelle de Puysegur - Tel/Fax: 33(0) 1 45 49 17 97 - puysegur@wanadoo.fr

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