Andrew Jones Auctions' Design for the Home & Garden sale, May 18-19, will feature the collection of Kate Edelman Johnson

Cals

Oil on canvas by Adolphe-Felix Cals (French, 1810-1880), titled Portrait of an Elderly Man with a Beard and a Hat, signed and dated ‘Cals 1875’ upper left (est. $2,000-$3,000).

Lauge

Oil on canvas by Achille Laugé (French, 1861-1944), titled Nature Morte au Bouquet de Roses, signed and dated ‘A. Laugé’ lower right (est. $7,000-$9,000).

Pionk

Oil on canvas by Richard Pionk (American, 1936-2007), titled Still Life with Cherry Blossoms in a Chinese Blue and White Vase, signed ‘Pionk’ lower right (est. $700-$900).

Brianchon

Oil on canvas by Maurice Brianchon (French, 1899-1986), titled Nature Morte au Tapis Rouge, signed ‘Brianchon’ lower left (est. $10,000-$15,000).

Toledo

Gouache, watercolor and pencil on paper by Francesco Toledo (Mexican, b. 1940), titled En el Circo (circa 1970), signed ‘Toledo’ lower left and titled on verso (est. $18,000-$22,000).

Proceeds from the sale will go to benefit Alzheimer’s Research. The Kate Edelman Johnson collection comprises 57 lots of fine art and antiques in the auction.

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, April 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Andrew Jones Auctions’ upcoming Design for the Home and Garden auction scheduled for the weekend of May 18th and 19th will feature property from the collection of Kate Edelman Johnson, with proceeds benefiting Alzheimer’s Research. The Kate Edelman Johnson collection comprises 57 lots of fine art and antiques in the auction.

The event will be held in Andrew Jones Auctions’ downtown Los Angeles gallery, at 2221 Main Street. Previews will be held Wednesday thru Saturday, May 15th-18th, from 10 am-5 pm, and Sunday, May 19th at 10 am. Times quoted are Pacific. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Bidsquare.com and Invaluable.com. Phone and absentee bids accepted.

Kate Edelman Johnson is the daughter of film and TV producer Louis F. Edelman and the widow of Deane F. Johnson, an entertainment attorney and Managing Partner of O’Melveny & Meyers, who later became President of Warner Communication, Inc. and Time-Warner, Inc. Kate is a film producer, philanthropist and art collector who also worked for her father on his TV shows.

Deane F. Johnson was a legendary entertainment attorney and a preeminent alumnus of Stanford University. Deane excelled in all facets of life. He was a respected attorney and a successful producer, a connoisseur and a collector, a philanthropist, an environmentalist and a humanitarian. Deane died on February 28, 1999 at the age of 80 after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

During their life together, Kate and Deane traveled extensively and acquired works of art with which they emotionally connected. Adolphe-Felix Cals’ Portrait of an Elderly Man with a Beard and a Hat, 1875 (est. $2,000-$3,000) accompanied them on their various moves from coast to coast and hung in a place of honor in the dining room of their Beverly Hills residence.

The Maurice Brianchon painting Nature Morte au Tapis Rouge (est. $10,000-$15,000) was one the couple acquired on a trip to Paris. The compelling light in Jozef Israëls’ Souvenir de Tanger (est. $3,000-$5,000) speaks to their sense of exploration. A mutual love of flowers is evident in the still life from Achille Laugé’s Nature Morte au Bouquet de Roses, 1909 (est. $7,000-$9,000). And there are four paintings by Richard Pionk, a personal friend of the couple (est. $150-$900).

Also sold will be Francesco Toledo’s En el Circo, circa 1970 (est. $18,000-$22,000), a piece Kate’s mother purchased during a trip to Mexico and was proud to display; and paintings by Donald Teague, Émile-Antoine Bourdelle, Bernard Lorjou, Laura Coombs Hills, Sali Herman, Martha Walter and Pablo Picasso. Chandeliers, carpets and furnishings will also come up for bid.

After her husband’s death, Kate honored his memory by establishing the Deane F. Johnson Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, dedicated to funding research focused on the prevention and cure of Alzheimer’s disease. Today, she chairs the Board of Directors and works to mobilize funding to support the foundation’s priorities and goals.

As a seasoned entertainment industry professional, Ms. Johnson is a trustee of the Actors Fund of America and serves on the Council of the Next Generation of the Motion Picture and Television Fund. She supports the American Film Institute and United Cerebral Palsy, in memory of her mother Rita Edelman, who was President for Life of the Los Angeles Chapter.

Opened summer 2018 in downtown Los Angeles, Andrew Jones Auctions is a full-service fine art and antiques auction house with an understanding of the market trends and foresight for the 21st century. The staff has a wealth of knowledge, having worked for many years at major international auction houses in America and Europe, sourcing property from across North America. The sales are diverse and eclectic, featuring items from the 16th thru the 21st centuries.

For more information, please visit www.andrewjonesauctions.com.

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Ancient Resource Auctions' Spring Exceptional Antiquities Sale May 4th will have antiquities, fossils, ethnographic art

Vitellius

Huge marble portrait bust believed to be the Roman Emperor Vitellius, dating from ancient times to the Renaissance Period, 16 inches tall, beautifully carved (est. $25,000-$40,000).

Negau

Rare, circa 450-350 BC Etruscan bronze helmet of Negau type, believed to have been used by priests and likely buried for ceremonial reasons, 7 ½ inches tall (est. $15,000-$20,000).

Fossil shark

Fossilized prehistoric baby Orthacanthus shark, dating back to the Permian period 260 million years ago (before dinosaurs walked the Earth), discovered in Germany (est. $20,000-$30,000).

Satyr

Graeco-Roman marble head of a satyr, with attributes of Zeus-Ammon, circa 1st or 2nd century AD, 9 inches tall and mounted on a heavy square base (est. $18,000-$25,000).

Skyphos

Attic black-figure skyphos crafted circa 510-480 BC, 6 inches in diameter, very well preserved with light deposits and depicting frolicking satyrs chasing maenads (est. $3,500-$5,000).

Rare, highly collectible antiquities from a wide variety of cultures, a fine selection of fossils, ethnographic art and more, 425 lots in all, will be sold.

Buyers are bound to get some really wonderful pieces at great prices.”

— Gabriel Vandervort

MONTROSE, CA, UNITED STATES, April 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Rare and highly collectible antiquities from a wide variety of cultures, a fine selection of fossils, ethnographic art and more – around 425 lots in all – will come up for bid in Auction 75, an online-only Spring Exceptional Antiquities Sale planned for Saturday, May 4th, by Ancient Resource Auctions beginning at 9 am Pacific time. The catalog is up and online now.

Offered will be fine, museum-quality ancient and ethnographic antiquities, including a selection of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Near Eastern, Holy Land, Byzantine, Asian and Pre-Columbian antiquities, ethnographic items, natural history and fossil items. “Buyers are bound to get some really wonderful pieces at great prices,” said Gabriel Vandervort of Ancient Resource Auctions.

All lots may be viewed and bid on now, via Ancient Resource Auctions’ dedicated bidding platform, bid.AncientResourceAuctions.com, and on its bidding apps for both Android and Apple devices. Bidding is available on LiveAuctioneers.com. The link to LiveAuctioneers is here: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/140385_a75-spring-exceptional-antiquities-sale/.

A strong candidate for top lot of the sale is a huge marble portrait bust believed to be the Roman Emperor Vitellius, dating from ancient times to the Renaissance Period (est. $25,000-$40,000). The true identity of the man depicted up for debate and is explored in the lot description online. What is not debatable is the fact that the 16-inch-tall bust is beautifully carved and fascinating.

A rare, circa 450-350 BC Etruscan bronze helmet of Negau type, believed to have been used by priests and likely buried for ceremonial reasons, is expected to fetch $15,000-$20,000. Formed from sheet bronze with a central ridge, the 7 ½-inch-tall helmet has a wonderful mottled green patina. There’s some fabric in one area; the helmet may have been wrapped in it upon interment.

A fossilized prehistoric baby Orthacanthus shark, dating back to the Permian period 260 million years ago (before dinosaurs walked the Earth) and discovered in Germany, has an estimate of $20,000-$30,000. The fossil is complete, with the full skeletal structure articulated in its original natural white state. The shark is about 22 inches along its body and the slab is ¾ of an inch thick.

An elegant Egyptian alabaster vase from the Ptolemaic-Early Roman Period (circa 100 BC-100 AD), 4 inches in height and with a low stem foot, carinated body and high flaring neck, should change hands for $2,500-$4,000. The vase previously sold at a Sotheby’s sale in December 1978.

A Graeco-Roman marble head of a satyr, with attributes of Zeus-Ammon, circa 1st or 2nd century AD, 9 inches tall and mounted on a heavy square base, should realize $18,000-$25,000. The subject has a mustache and a short beard; his hair is in tight curls. A ram’s horn is on either side of his head. His features are similar to those of the emperor Septimius Severus (AD 193-211).

A Western Asiatic alabaster cosmetic vessel in the form of a horned goat, circa 1500-1000 BC, 4 inches tall and beautifully carved with naturalistic incised features and graceful downward curving horns, is expected to bring $3,000-$4,500. The interior of the vessel is extremely well-hollowed out and the entire piece shows a high level of craftsmanship, the work of a true master.

A marvelous and intact Etruscan terracotta head of a man from the 3rd century BC, 10 inches tall and an outstanding example, carries a pre-sale estimate of $5,000-$7,000. The subject is veiled and wearing a narrow diadem decorated with rosettes. Four small pine cones adorn the forehead. The man’s features are wonderfully modeled in high relief and his hair is short and well-defined.

A fantastic Attic black-figure skyphos (a deep, cup-shaped vessel with a pair of horizontal handles to the rim, having deeply vertical sides; Greek in origin), crafted circa 510-480 BC, should rise to $3,500-$5,000. The 6-inch-diameter piece, which is very well preserved with light deposits – depicts frolicking satyrs chasing maenads, with sphinxes and palmettes to either side.

An exceptional Taino andesite duho (or ceremonial) seat, circa AD 1000-1500, beautifully carved with the skull-like sunken eyes and toothy grin symbolizing death and regeneration from the intake of the hallucinogen cohoba, is expected to finish at $1,800-$3,000. Duhos were made for carved deities as well as chiefs and nobles. Stone duhos are rare vs. their wooden prototypes.

In addition to live and internet bidding, phone and absentee bids will be accepted. When bidding this way, a 19.5 percent buyer’s premium will apply, versus a 24.5 percent when bidding online via LiveAuctioneers.com, and 20 percent via the Ancient Resource Auctions bidding platform and app. Previews are by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please call 818-425-9633.

Ancient Resource Auctions is one of the few specialized auction houses that makes genuine ancient artifacts available to its worldwide client base at reasonable prices. “We are a small operation with a passion and dedication for ancient history,” Gabriel Vandervort commented. “My partners and I have many decades of combined experience working with these fine items.”

Ancient Resource Auctions is always seeking quality ancient art and antiquities for future auctions. To inquire about consigning one piece or an entire collection, you may call 818-425-9633 or send an e-mail to ancientresourceauctions@yahoo.com. All inquiries are confidential.

To learn more about Ancient Resource Auctions and the Saturday, May 4th Spring Exceptional Antiquities Sale, visit www.AncientResourceAuctions.com. Updates are posted often. For more information, call 818-425-9633; or, send an e-mail to ancientresourceauctions@yahoo.com.

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Advertising and nostalgia items, many of them rare Canadian pieces, fare well at Miller & Miller's April 6th auction

Johnson Sea-Horse 2

Circa 1929 Johnson Sea-Horse outboard motor store display, made in America, with a tin litho frame and topper and lithographed paper insert, displaying excellent color and gloss (CA$8,850).

B-A Ethyl lenses

Set of two 1940s British-American gas globe lenses from the rare “Ethyl” series, marked “Made in USA” and 13 ½ inches in diameter, new old stock that were never installed (CA$2,360).

Black Cat sign 2

1945 Black Cat Cigarettes porcelain sign, one of Canada’s most attractive porcelain signs, 50 inches by 48 inches, with detailed graphics, marked “P&M Orilla 45” lower right (CA$5,310).

En-Arco Separator

Canadian En-Ar-Co Separator Oil quarter-gallon size tin can from the 1930s, a stand-out example marked “Macdonald Mfg. Co. Ltd. Toronto”, 5 ¼ inches tall (CA$1,770).

Armstrong Rhino

1950s Armstrong Tires two-sided tin litho flange sign, made in America, featuring an image of the Rhino mascot promoting Armstrong’s “Rhino Flex” model tires (CA$2,950).

The top lot was a circa 1929 Johnson Sea-Horse outboard motor store display, made in America, with a tin litho frame and topper and lithographed paper insert.

Advertising as a category remains strong, and gas-oil reigns king in that category. Records were set on early En-Ar-Co tins and oil cans, but condition set top performers apart.”

— Ethan Miller

NEW HAMBURG, ONTARIO, CANADA, April 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — A scarce, circa 1929 Johnson Sea-Horse outboard motor store display, made in America, with a tin litho frame and topper and lithographed paper insert, displaying excellent color and gloss, sold for $8,850 at an Advertising & Nostalgia Auction held April 6th by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd., online and in the firm’s gallery at 59 Webster Street.

Headlining the event was the lifetime collection of Ryan McNabb, a lifelong, dedicated collector out of Sudbury, Ontario. His collection – with fresh-to-the-market additions – featured country store advertising, petroliana, vintage toys and premium nostalgia. The auction was packed with general store signs, gas and oil signs, coin-ops, radios, cars and motorcycles and rare nostalgia.

“Advertising as a category remains strong, and gas-oil reigns king in that category,” said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions. Ltd. “Records were set on early En-Ar-Co tins and oil cans, but condition set top performers apart. Choice condition commanded a tremendous premium. High-grade reproductions have, in our opinion, bolstered the market for rare bona fide originals.”

The Johnson Sea-Horse outboard motor store display was the top achiever in a sale where just under 600 lots came up for bid and grossed CA$254,982, including buyer’s premium. About 170 in-person attendees accounted for a standing room-only crowd, while over 600 people bid across three online platforms: LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and the Miller & Miller website (338 people bid via millerandmillerauctions.com). Phone and absentee bids were also accepted.

Following are additional highlights from the auction. All prices quoted include an 18 percent buyer’s premium and all prices shown are in Canadian dollars.

A 1967 English-made 650cc Triumph TR6R Trophy Sportmotorcycle with original seat, parts, accessories and literature, and excellent original chrome showing no pitting or corrosion, plus show-quality paint enhanced with pinstripe customization, roared off for $5,605. Also, a 1945 Black Cat Cigarettes porcelain sign, one of Canada’s most attractive porcelain signs, 50 inches by 48 inches, with highly detailed graphics and marked “P&M Orilla 45” lower right, hit $5,310.

A Canadian National Locomotive solid brass number plate, with photos and records indicating the locomotive was built in 1911 and scrapped in 1956, sold for its high estimate of $3,540. The lot included three photos of the locomotive while in service. Also, a 1950s Armstrong Tires two-sided tin litho flange sign, made in America, featuring an image of the Rhino mascot promoting Armstrong’s “Rhino Flex” model tires, measuring 17 ½ inches by 18 inches, finished at $2,950.

A 1930s Canadian White Rose painted wood thermometer, one of a few known and unusual in that it promoted multiple products, 21 inches by 8 ¾ inches and marked “Taylor Permacolor Thermometer, Made in USA”, changed hands for $2,124; and a two-sided porcelain sign for Studebaker cars, made in Canada in the 1940s by General Steel Wares, 24 inches in diameter with no restoration or-touch-ups and retaining its bold color and vibrance, breezed to $2,360.

A Salada Tea porcelain push bar, made in Canada in the 1940s, the scarcer black and yellow version, 31 ½ inches wide by 2 ¾ inches tall, knocked down for $3,245 despite having a few condition issues that eager bidders were happy to overlook. Also, a 1950s-era Drewry’s Dry tin litho sign (“Canada’s Pride”), with a colorful graphic of a Royal Canadian Mountie pouring himself a glass, marked “St. Thomas Metal Signs Ltd.”, 27 ½ inches by 35 inches, hit $2,124.

Two soda signs posted identical selling prices of $1,888. One was a Kist Stratford bottle sign, a rare Canadian released sign, made from heavy embossed tin and die cut. It measured 47 ¾ inches by 13 ¾ inches and had no touch-ups or restoration. The other was a Canadian 1940s Coca-Cola vertical tin litho sign, marked “Made in Canada ST” lower edge. The 53 inch by 17 ¼ inch sign displayed excellent color and gloss with only minor blemishes, and no touch-ups or restoration.

A set of two 1940s British-American gas globe lenses from the rare “Ethyl” series, marked “Made in USA” and 13 ½ inches in diameter, new old stock that were never installed, having no cracks or chips, hammered for $2,360; while a Canadian En-Ar-Co Separator Oil quarter-gallon size tin can from the 1930s, a stand-out example marked “Macdonald Mfg. Co. Ltd. Toronto”, 5 ¼ inches tall with fine color and gloss and retaining its metal spot and cap, commanded $1,770.

The auction was a generous offering of collectible advertising and nostalgia, dating from around 1900 to the 1970s. The petroliana included investment-grade tins and signs from Canada’s most highly collected brands, including Imperial Oil, White Rose, Red Indian and others. Additional consignments included select treasures from a multi-generational post office in Rostock, Ontario.

Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. is currently accepting quality consignments for a Fine Decorative Arts Sale planned for Saturday, June 8th, also online and in the New Hamburg gallery. Featured will be the Curt Davidson Pequegnat Collection. A preview will be held Friday, June 7th at 6 pm.

Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. is a seller of high-value collections between CA$200,000 and CA$3 million. Individual items of merit are always considered. It is Canada’s #1 trusted place for collectors to buy and sell. The firm is always accepting quality merchandise for future sales.

To consign a single piece, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (519) 573-3710 or (519) 716-5606; or, you can send an e-mail to info@millerandmillerauctions.com. To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. and the June 8 auction, visit www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com.

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DVG And Phillips Announce The World Biggest Ever Oil Painting Commission With Abstract Artist Gheorghe Virtosu

Devine DNA

VArt London

The world biggest ever oil painting commission

Great art is meant to illuminate the human condition.”

— Sterling K. Brown

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, April 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Phillips, DVG Group Corp, and V Art Gallery are delighted to announce the artist selected to create the world biggest ever oil painting. Besides the impressive size of 30.8 sq.m., 2.75m(H)x11.2m(W), the real task proves to be one of the greatest artistic challenges ever. The world wants the perspective to:

‘How the Devine stamped His DNA on our society’

The half-year project, funded by Phillips and DVG Group, is to create a one-piece abstract oil on canvas by a single artist based on the social perception in unexplored ways.

Ray Goodman of Phillips states: “We want an exciting new perspective on how Gods blueprint of life has been placed into our physical and spiritual being. We have a genetic heritage that transforms the World into the image of God’s creation.”

Phillips is building on its long-standing relationship with the arts by initiating the project dedicated to New Ways of Seeing and contemporary art this year.

“We want to show – how the divine stamps His DNA on our society portraying a positive trajectory of history. Instead of dreading eternal punishment, we live in faith. The whole map of reality is summed up on canvas and has to be revealed in one human eye, so we can see it from beginning to end.”, Daniel Varzari, CEO DVG Group Corp.

Via an international open call, artists were invited to submit proposals. The final commission was selected by a panel of partner organizations. The artist selected is Gheorghe Virtosu.

Shane Lewis, Senior Curator comments: “I first experienced Virtosu’s work in London in 2016 and was hugely impressed by his innovative and unique style. Devine DNA is one of the most important and original artworks the world ever created. It is a genuine pleasure to work with Gheorghe and the brilliant Phillips team on this exciting project.”

Virtosu was born in 1968 in Moldova. After quitting his military career in 1992 he went to London where he acquired British citizenship. Virtosu lives and works in London, Amsterdam, Luxembourg. The artist creates focusing on his experiences and knowledge, translating social phenomena and characters to abstract. His works sold in 39 countries.

The largest professional oil painting by a single artist is 22.76 m², achieved by Gurmej Singh (USA), at the Epic Center, Michigan, USA. It took 4 months to create the whole painting.

“Much work has been done on the relationship between creativity and intelligence over the years. Many researchers believe that there is a threshold effect, one needs above-average intelligence to create at a high level. The world is about to witness a true talent and genius. Birds sing because they have a song, not because they want to impress anyone.“, Alina Livneva, art director V Art Gallery.

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StrackaLine Celebrates 10+ Years of Innovation With Continued Growth and a Bright Future

Jim Stracka

StrackaLine president Jim Stracka is one of golf’s leading innovators

StrackaLine greens maps have been used to win professional majors and NCAA championships, with success bringing greater familiarity of the product to the public

SAN DIEGO, CALIF., USA, April 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — StrackaLine is celebrating 10+ years of PGA Tour usage in 2019, and the company’s innovative nature has kept its industry leading greens guides at the forefront of a market that has expanded far beyond the professional game.

StrackaLine launched with the purchase of the “Gorjus” George Lucas yardage book business. President Jim Stracka transitioned a company that distributed hand-drawn yardage books into one that deployed patented 3-D laser scanning technology to map greens with accuracy down to the millimeter.

StrackaLine Timeline:
2007 – StrackaLine invented and introduced at PGA Show
2008 – First Green Reading Book on PGA Tour
2009 – Green Reading books made available to regular golfers
2011 – First Green Reading app in Apple and Android stores
2013 – First Hole Location technology brought to golf courses
2015 – Collegiate teams adopt StrackaLine Green Reading books
2019 – USGA approves StrackaLine Green Reading books for all golfers
2019 – StrackaLine graphics are used by tournament broadcast

The quality of the books led to use on all major North American pro tours and eventually adoption by more than 300 Division I college teams. StrackaLine greens guides have been used to claim professional majors and NCAA championships, with success bringing greater familiarity of the product to the public.

While StrackaLine has long catered to high level competitive players, the company has crisscrossed America in recent years, scanning courses and helping “regular” golfers enjoy access to the same technology the game’s greatest players enjoy.

StrackaLine’s greens maps, which feature easy to read arrows, allow players to view contour and fall lines, in addition to slope percentage, and are now available for more than 900 courses throughout America.

While some companies have struggled to comply with the USGA’s new interpretation of Rule 4.3, which went into effect on Jan. 1 2019 and limited the scale size of the greens maps, StrackaLine worked with the USGA every step of the way, ensuring compliance for its guides. As a matter of fact, StrackaLine recently received a certificate from the USGA declaring its books legal.

The technology that has revolutionized the way golfers read greens has also changed the way forward-looking superintendents set pin positions. StrackaLine’s new hole location software (HoLo) allows superintendents to set upwards of 200 pin locations, based on slope and edge clearance.

The ability to set pin positions based on data helps improve pace of play and course conditions by ensuring hole locations are set fairly, and superintendents have the ability log hole locations for future reference.

StrackaLine has been looking forward since the day the company was founded, willing to innovate and find ways to help make the game better for players and courses alike.

For more information, visit www.StrackaLine.com.

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The lifetime collection of Sandra Clements will be sold April 27th-29th by J. Garrett Auctioneers in Dallas, Texas

A. Weinert

Carved marble grouping of a young woman playing a lyre harp with two children at her side, by Albert Weinert (Am., 1863-1947), 78 inches tall, signed and dated 1924 (est. $40,000-$80,000).

Boulle credenza

Antique French boulle credenza, museum-quality, in immaculate condition, with the two doors featuring symbolic cherub images, 47 inches in height by 44 inches wide (est. $6,000-$8,000).

Blackamoor figures

Large antique pair of Italian carved and lacquered blackamoor figures, of a man and a woman dressed in ceremonial garb with gold-gilt trim and accents, 75 inches tall (est. $4,000-$8,000).

Malachite urns

Pair of circa 1880 Russian malachite urns, 21 inches tall with a narrow neck and of ovoid form, with gilt-bronze leaf fashioned handles (est. $4,000-$6,000).

Carrara marble

Highly detailed Carrara marble grouping of Pharaoh’s daughter holding the infant Moses in a blanketed basket by the 19th century Italian sculptor Biggi Fausto, signed (est. $6,000-$15,000).

For the past 40 years, Mrs. Clements, who is retiring, has been one of the South’s most formidable figures in the antiques, auction and interior design trades.

This is, without a doubt, one of the finest collections we’ve offered to date.”

— Jeff Garrett

DALLAS, TEX., UNITED STATES, April 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The lifetime collection of Sandra Clements – for the past forty years one of the South’s most formidable figures in the antiques, auction and interior design trades – will be sold over the course of three days, April 27th thru 29th, by J. Garrett Auctioneers, online and in the gallery at 9203 Diplomacy Row. April 29th will be online only, via www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

The sale will be packed with a fabulous assortment of boulle, palace-size Sevres vases, sterling silver, a nice collection of Imari, Meissen, Baccarat chandeliers and accessories, Lalique pieces, religious paintings, blackamoors, bronzes, unique lighting, mirrors, great garnitures, paintings (many of them large) and a wide array of superb Italian statues, sculptures and life-size bronzes.

Co-headlining the event will be the antiques collection of Dr. Marianne R. Hopkins, who amassed a fine collection of American cherry and pine case pieces, wonderful clocks, Blue Willow, primitives and nice early paintings. Start times all three days are 12 noon Central time. Online bidding the first two days will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.

Sandra Clements honed her craft at an early age under the tutelage of her father, the iconic antiques dealer Charles W. Clements, Sr. Over time she became one of the South’s first and most respected female antiques auctioneers. She established her own antiques business in Destin, Fla., during the mid-1980s, where her large showroom was known as the Emerald Coast’s finest shop.

Mrs. Clements’ business acumen was well-known from New York to London, where she excelled in all aspects of the antiques trade. She also became known as one of the South’s finest interior designers and appointed many fine homes in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia and California. Now, her entire corporate collection, and much of her personal collection, will come up for bid.

Stunning marble statuary will be led by a museum-quality carved marble grouping of a young woman playing a lyre harp with two children at her side, by American sculptor Albert Weinert (1863-1947), 78 inches tall signed on the base and dated 1924 (est. $40,000-$80,000); and a highly detailed Carrara marble grouping of Pharaoh’s daughter holding the infant Moses in a blanketed basket by the 19th century Italian sculptor Biggi Fausto, signed (est. $6,000-$15,000).

Several marble sculptures signed by Ferdinando Vichi (Italian, 1875-1945) will come under the gavel, including a turn of the 20th century white marble sculpture of a young woman in a laced dress holding a vessel and standing alongside a water well, 37 inches tall (est. $8,000-$12,000); and an early 20th century grouping of a parlor scene depicting a young woman in an elegant pose as she converses with an artist holding palette and brushes, 35 inches tall (est. $7,000-$10,000).

Fans of malachite (the opaque semi-precious stone having layers of deep and light green) will be treated to a rare antique French gilt-bronze console table with a malachite top, circa 1900, crafted in the Louis XVI style with appliques across the frieze and centered by a highly detailed caryatid mask (est. $12,000-$18,000); and a pair of circa 1880 Russian malachite urns, 21 inches tall with a narrow neck and of ovoid form, with gilt-bronze leaf fashioned handles (est. $4,000-$6,000).

Following are just a few more of the many other fine items in the auction:

• An antique French boulle (decorative inlay, using tortoiseshell and fine strips of brass) credenza, museum-quality and in immaculate condition, with the two doors featuring symbolic cherub images, 47 inches in height by 44 inches wide (est. $6,000-$8,000).
• A rare 19th century American pedal harp by J. F. Browne Co. (New York), crafted of bird’s-eye maple with gold-gilt trim and highlights, finely carved in a Gothic motif with raised figures on sided columns and supported by large claw feet (est. $3,000-$4,000).
• A large antique pair of Italian carved and lacquered blackamoor figures, of a man and a woman dressed in ceremonial garb with gold-gilt trim and accents, each one holding a tazza with a horn an acanthus leaf fashioned stem, 75 inches tall (est. $4,000-$8,000).

“This is, without a doubt, one of the finest collections we’ve offered to date,” said Jeff Garrett, president of J. Garrett Auctioneers.

As a youngster, Sandra Clements eagerly tagged along when her parents traveled to New England and Europe on buying trips. Later, as an adult, she amassed her own fine collection of antiques, marble sculptures, oil paintings and objects of art.

Now approaching retirement, Mrs. Clements has chosen to share her collection at public auction. The majority of items will be sold without reserve to the highest bidder. Previews will be held Wednesday thru Sunday, April 24th-28th, from 9-5 Central time, in the gallery at 9203 Diplomacy Row in Dallas. In addition to live and internet bidding, phone and absentee bids will be accepted.

J. Garrett Auctioneers, Ltd. is a full-service auction company with over fifty years’ combined auction experience in the antiques field. The firm specializes in estate auctions and works with private individuals, trust and estate attorneys and family executors to offer a comprehensive approach to all aspects concerning an auction. J. Garrett also purchases entire estates outright.

J. Garrett Auctioneers utilizes the latest internet technology to promote sales to a live and online worldwide audience of qualified buyers. The firm is always seeking quality consignments for future auctions. Interested parties can fill out a form online, or they can call 214-943-7801 for a free, no-obligation assessment; or, they can send an email to julie@jgarrettauctioneers.com.

To learn more about J. Garrett Auctioneers and the auction of the Sandra Clements collection planned for April 27th thru 29th, visit www.jgarrettauctioneers.com. Updates are posted often.

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Family Reunited Over Board Game

The New Masters of Light Board Game is Spreading Acts of Kindness Throughout the Country

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Laura Alaimo-Magnifico had barely spoken to her brother since she was a young child. Due to a family dilemma that dragged them both into a bitter dispute, she and her brother were separated as children. Now, as adults, they could barely recognize one another.

But while playing the board game, Masters of Light, with a friend one evening, she drew a card that challenged her to “Call someone you haven’t spoken to in a long time and say I love you.”

She drew up thoughts of her estranged brother. Laura then took on the dare and left her brother a voicemail, telling him how much she loves and misses him.

That small gesture had profound effects on her family’s life. As Laura recounts: “I had only spoken to my brother off and on occasionally since I was 9 years old. I had never had a real one-on-one conversation with him. However, that night when I left that message, it was just me telling him what I really felt in my heart.”

Shortly thereafter, her brother called her back and the two met over coffee. This small gesture led them toward rebuilding a new relationship, and eventually, the whole family came together. Her family now speaks to one another nearly every day.

As silly as board games can be, they can also be powerful tools to bring families and friends together. Despite social media, study after study reports that Americans are more societally stressed and disconnected than ever before. The news media portrays hatred and negativity which compound this unhappiness.

Nader Driver, creator of the Masters of Light game, hopes that by triggering its users to perform acts of kindness and self-actualization, it can give kindness a comeback this year. The game is designed as a fun Truth or Dare, where players flip cards and with instructions that are designed to expand our hearts with positive acts for ourselves and others.

Masters of Light is now in the works to launch a Kickstarter campaign to spread their game to everyone. To purchase your own copy of Masters of Light, please visit www.kickstarter.com/projects/infinitelights/masters-of-light-release-your-greatness

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JC Matthew NZ Ltd brings Tony Stark to New Zealand Introducing the Iron Man MK50 Robot from Marvel and UBTech

The Iron Man MK50 Robot promises to "bring Tony Stark to life"

The Iron Man MK50 is the first humanoid robot inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and JC Matthew NZ Ltd is the exclusive distributor for New Zealand.

AUCKLAND, ROSEDALE, NEW ZEALAND, April 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Avengers: Endgame is arguably the most anticipated movie of the 21st century. To tie in with its release on 24 April, the Iron Man MK50 Robot is landing – and JC Matthew NZ Ltd is the exclusive distributor for New Zealand.

Created by Marvel and UBTech, this walking, talking robot promises to "bring Tony Stark to life" and allows the user to create, control, code, and battle in Iron Man's world. Standing at just over 32cm high, it is the first humanoid robot inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

JC Matthew NZ's director, Milton Frear, says, "We are so excited about this product! It's been described as a Marvel fan's 'ultimate dream', and it's easy to understand why. You can upload your own photo and audio to the robot's face display so, when the faceplate opens, you are Iron Man!" he laughs, "and that's just one highlight."

Other features include:

– A dynamic augmented reality (AR) experience through a free app for iOS and Android that lets the user play as Tony Stark and suit up in the iconic MK50 armour to practise their battle skills. Build the arsenal of nanotech weaponry, then battle against enemy drones inspired by Iron Man’s iconic villains, like the Chitauri and Ebony Maw.
– Mobile Command protocol puts the user in control of the robot's motors, lights and sound, with the ability to select specific phrases from a recognisable Tony Stark voice.
– Iron Guard protocol offers custom patrol capabilities, utilising cutting edge light sensor technology to detect enemy invaders and respond with audio and light reactions.
– Custom protocol lets the user build one-of-a-kind moves for the robot using block-based programming. The visual drag-and-drop programming editor allows the creation of simple, custom Iron Man scripts without any prior programming knowledge, and gives the user the full Super Hero power of Iron Man’s MK50 technology.

Strictly limited numbers of the Iron Man MK50 Robot are available for online purchase. Pre-orders are being taken now via jcmatthew.co.nz/ubtech-ironman (where detailed product information can also be found.)

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The Iron Man MK50 Robot from Marvel and UBTech, distributed exclusively in New Zealand by JC Matthew NZ Ltd


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Mizu, Innovative Bacteria Fighting Smart Towel Launches on eCommerce

Mizu Features 1

Discover Mizu. Everything you could ever dream of, all in one towel. You’ll wish you discovered it sooner.

Mizu Next Gen Towel

Discover the First Ever Smart Towel

Mizu Model

Smart. Comfortable. Stylish.

Mizu is the world’s first smart towel that tells you when it’s dirty via color changing stripes that sense impurities.

Mizu works on two fronts. 1) It eliminates bacterial growth and detects contaminants via a color-
changing stripe. 2) Pure, 100% silver is woven into cotton fibers of Mizu Towel”

— Mizu Towel

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, April 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mizu is the world’s first smart towel that tells you when it’s dirty. It has solvatochromic stripes that change color when they come into contact with impurities, so the user knows when to clean it. After months of development and testing by Cornell and MIT laureates, Mizu has launched on ecommerce to great success and steadily increasing demand. Mizu ships worldwide and is available for purchase at www.mizutowel.com.

Consumers and families are more hygiene-conscious then ever before, but many common household items are highly prone to bacterial growth. Mizu was engineered to offer both the luxurious comfort of a high-end towel and the technology to keep bathers cleaner and healthier.

“We are in the midst of a technological Renaissance,” said the founding team of Mizu, “and the middle class is growing worldwide. This means that many consumers across the globe care about hygiene more than, say, their parents or grandparents did, and these consumers are looking to technology to solve their problems. We saw a great opportunity here to create a product that was desirable and that had a positive impact.” Mizu is a modern solution that allows bathers to know, without a doubt, that they are clean after each bath or shower.

Mizu works on two fronts: it prevents bacterial growth and detects contaminants via a color-changing stripe (known as Mizutech). Pure 100% silver is woven into cotton fibers of the Mizu Towel. This all-natural element inhibits bacteria from growing and keeps the towel 99% free of disease-causing microbes. Other impurities like oil, dirt, sweat, and chemicals are detected by the patented Mizutech stripes. These color-changing indicators were developed by a team of textile engineering PhD holders and can only be found on Mizu Towels. When the color changes, it’s time for a wash.

Mizu is also one of the most comfortable towels on the market. It’s made from Xinjiang cotton, widely known as the softest cotton on Earth, and is constructed using Japanese techniques straight from Imabari. In the Towel industry, Imabari is a renowned region where royalty and the uber-elites go for their fabrics and custom clothing.

These Towels are also 50% larger and more absorbent than the average towel on the market. This increased volume allows the bather to dry off easier, rather than having to “scrub” with the towel. That generally means that Mizu stays cleaner for longer.

Mizu is made with safe and natural fibers that are suitable for all ages. Mizu hand and bath towels make brilliant additions to any living space but are also great for travelers and beach-goers who regularly come into contact with foreign contaminants. Thanks to Mizu’s twisted yarn weave, the textiles are incredibly durable and travel-friendly. They dry 3x faster than regular towels, making them ideal for trips to the pool or the gym.

About Mizu

Why do we get sick? Usually, it’s because we are exposed to harmful bacteria or toxins. While we try our best to stay clean, millions of contaminants and microscopic invaders thrive in places we least expect—our bedsheets, blankets, shoes, and towels. These are things we don’t clean enough because we don’t see the bacteria.

The founders of Mizu sought to make the world a cleaner place through a new line of smart fabrics that both resist contamination and also alert the user of when to wash. They successfully developed a prototype smart towel, but they knew that a smart towel alone would not be enough to succeed – they had to make a towel that people actually wanted to buy.

By sourcing the finest cotton and vigorous research, they discovered how to craft a towel that was truly comfortable (it’s not as easy as you think!). This led the Mizu team of doctors and engineers around the globe before they returned with the softest, most durable, and smartest towel on the planet.

Mizu is now shipping worldwide. For more information, visit www.mizutowel.com.

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Mizu Towel – Introducing the Smartest Towel Ever


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Heber Alonzo Meraz shares details of this year's Hartford Marathon

Heber Alonzo Meraz

Heber A. Meraz looks forward to this year's Hartford Marathon, set to take place in and around Bushnell Park this October.

TRUMBULL, CONNECTICUT, USA, April 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Set to take place on Saturday, October 12, this year's Hartford Marathon is already hotly anticipated by runners, families, charities, and volunteers in the capital of Connecticut and surrounding areas. Held in and around Bushnell Park and consisting of a marathon, half marathon, and 5K race, the event is set to kick off at 7:55 am, while the finish line expo and post-race festivities will continue until 2 pm, according to Heber Alonzo Meraz.

"Bushnell Park is an oasis in the heart of the city of Hartford," reveals Meraz, a keen marathon runner, project coordinator, and retired U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant from Trumbull, Connecticut, "where both adults and children from all walks of life head out to play."

A thriving, beautiful, and inviting place to play, exercise, and relax, says Meraz, the park is the ideal location around which to base the Hartford Marathon. The biggest race day in Connecticut, the marathon welcomes participants of all ages and abilities to join in what it calls 'an annual celebration of community, charity, health, and fitness.'

"There's a positive experience and a distance for everyone," Meraz suggests, "as runners, families, charities, and volunteers all come together in the heart of Connecticut for a truly unique and inspiring event."

The marathon is the final event in the three-race 'Connecticut Triple' challenge, taking runners through picturesque communities across the state as they progress from 10K to half marathon before taking on the Hartford Marathon itself in October. Participants in the challenge who register in advance also earn a commemorative medal, according to Meraz.

Perks of running the Hartford Marathon include specials at local restaurants, attractions, and events from October 11-13, while runners will also enjoy sports massages provided by the AMTA CT Sports Massage Team, security and medical services, and free athlete tracking, gear checks, and showers at YMCA Downtown.

"Athletes may also refuel with plentiful options at the food tent in the center of Bushnell Park, and enjoy a free beer in the beer garden for over-21s," reveals Meraz.

"There's also plenty of special swag up for grabs for runners to support big-time bragging rights!" he adds, wrapping up.

Heber Alonzo Meraz is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant. Raised in El Paso, Texas, and Dodge City, Kansas, Meraz joined the Marine Corps in 1994 and went on to complete 20 years active duty service. Today a project coordinator and senior analyst with Sikorsky Aircraft in Shelton, Connecticut, Heber A. Meraz—recipient of an American Red Cross Lifesaving Award—boasts a keen community spirit, regularly hosting local events in and around both Shelton and nearby Trumbull where he currently resides. Events hosted by Meraz include the annual 'Neighborhood Safety Event' focused on teaching children in the area about CPR, fire safety and prevention, and recognizing choking hazards. A keen marathon runner, Heber Meraz is also involved with Toys for Tots, a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents are unable to afford to buy them gifts at Christmas.

For more information about the 2019 Hartford Marathon set to take place on Saturday, October 12, please head to https://www.hartfordmarathon.com/.

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