Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 19th century Russian icon, $24,400, Crescent City

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 19th century Russian icon, $24,400, Crescent City

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 19th century Russian icon, $24,400, Crescent City

Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall

A 19th century oil on curved panel Russian icon, possibly of St. Maximus the Confessor, 12 inches by 10 inches, sold for $24,400 at an Estates Auction held Nov. 15-16 by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans, La. Also, a small, circa 1898-1908 Russian icon of Christ Pantocrator in a sterling and enamel riza, by Nicolay Kemper, rose to $14,760; an oil on canvas painting by Alberta Kinsey (1875-1952) made $3,075; and a French Louis XVI-style carved rosewood triple-door armoire hit $3,081. Prices include a sliding-scale buyer’s premium.