Tag Archives: Mardi Gras

What’s in a Name? Sascha, Marc, and Sometimes, Matthew

Rooftops irregular plate by Sascha Brastoff, 10-1/2” longest side, $75-$100

Story and photos by Donald-Brian Johnson In the world of mid-twentieth-century décor, it wasn’t enough for a designer to be a household name. What sold everything—from dinnerware to dishwashers to draperies—was exactly the right household name. That name had to be exotic, but not so exotic as to frighten away customers. It had to suggest […]

Miguel Pou painting, $8,619, Crescent City

Miguel Pou painting, $8,619, Crescent City

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 […]