Helen M. Turner oil, $92,250, New Orleans
Gavels ‘n’ Paddles
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
An oil on canvas painting by Helen M. Turner titled The Moth sold for $92,250 at an auction held Nov. 30-Dec. 2 by New Orleans Auction Galleries in New Orleans, La. Also, an oil on canvas titled Grid Five by Thomas Downing went for $86,100 (a record for the artist); a rare Chinese scholar’s porcelain desk with a Hung Hsien mark realized $25,830; and an American 9-tube tall case clock chimed on time for $29,250. The auction was a grand re-opening celebration for the firm, which is under new ownership. Prices include a 23 percent buyer’s premium.