Miguel Pou painting, $8,619, Crescent City
Gavels ‘n’ Paddles
Recent Auctions from Near & Far
By Ken Hall
An oil on board painting by Puerto Rican artist Miguel Pou, titled Houses on the Hills (1936), 6 inches by 8 ½ inches, framed and signed and dated, sold for $8,619 at a Spring Estates Auction held May 18-19 by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans, La. Also, a collection of 71 Mardi Gras pins went for $3,437; an early 19th century William and Mary walnut chest on stand, 63 inches tall, brought $2,725; and a giclee on canvas by George Rodrigue (b. 1944), titled Nude With Blue Dog, made $3,081. Prices include a 23 percent buyer’s premium.