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A Day
Observed

A story presented by

Scene 1:
‘Morning’

It was a bright cold day with glassy surfaces that looked hard.
Into the square frame he stood as if in a dream.

What emerged was precisely what he expected to find: a reflection of memory images. Contemplating his face in the photo frame he waited.

1960s lucite and chrome 3 image photo frame

By the steady hands of his watch, he listened to time. Every day for the past sixteen days he saw her. Silver lingered in the crease of
an open book.

Rolex burlwood dial, Jubilee bracelet Miniature
oar English university trophy, sterling silver.

So absorbed in his thoughts
he hardly saw the platinum catch-all, the key, or the revelation locked inside those lapis lazuli cufflinks tossed unmistakably in cold blue.

Hans Hanson catch-all. Mid-century, Danish sterling silver. Stirrup money clip, by Hermès. Padlock keyring, sterling silver " Tie bar-slide " Round lapis lazuli cufflinks" Square cufflinks, two tone rose and yellow gold, diamond."

Only by whirling on his heel could he hope to comprehend
the panorama.

Shoe horn, circa 1930. American sterling silver
Scene 2:
‘Noon’

He remained.Trapped in that enormous room,
unmistakably familiar in feeling yet so peculiar.

Above the mantle was
displayed an Austrian hound
of impeccable integrity.

Hagenauer sculpture, 1930

His gaze fell on the letter opener. By accident she had learnt more about his life from the contents of that letter than anywhere.

Dunhill letter opener with lighter top, circa 1950

Cleopatra’s eye reflected
the sun. Through the hypnotism
of precious metals there
emerged a dark slender shadow.

Cleopatra’s eye magnifying glass. Mid-century, gold plated
Hermès weighted pen. Silver plated.

A lighter presented itself, smooth to the touch
it gave the impression of
intelligent company.

Table lighter St Dupont, circa 1960. Gold plate
Scene 3:
‘Evening’

All this time light was receding from the room.

“I should explain why I spend so much time here”, said the silhouette. Leaves moved like shadows across her eyes.

Hermès rope bottle opener. Plated silver.

It’s not too late to turn back. Time moved with faint sounds.

Venini hourglass. Hand-blown lurid Murano glass.

He unscrewed the telescopic cup, rolled and remained still. Black eyes on the dice prophesied a new cycle.

Telescopic cup, J. E. Cauldwell. Gold plated. Dice,
Cartier for America. Vitreous enamel glass, silver

Staring down at the varnished surface her mouth worried him while her eyes examined the gold cufflink.

Audemar Piguet evening watch. gold plated, Roman dial, alligator strap
Scene 4:
‘Night’

Everything went crashing black.

Pale graceful hands placed
the gold stud box delicately
on the table.

Men’s Edwardian jewellery box, 1910. Gold plated.
Mid-century British cigar ashtray. Sterling silver and crystal.

He lit a match to make sure the watch had really stopped. Smoke lingered from its vesta case.

Realist wrapped tobacco leaf march vesta. Silver.

As the travel clock neared
one the figure vanished into dappled shadows.

Art Deco Jaeger LeCoultre travel clock.
Gold and silver plated. Retailed by Aspray.

On the newly varnished table two bronze shot cups sat alive like in a dream.

Tooth shot cup by Foundwell. Bronze and silver plated.
Set of 4, 3 silver 1 gold. Heath & Midleton champagne decanters circa 1900.
Sterling silver and glass.
The End

‘A DAY OBSERVED’
A story by FOUNDWELL
Photography Matthieu Lavanchy, creative direction OK-RM,
notes by Kate O’Brien and objects selected by Alan Bedwell

‘A DAY OBSERVED’
A story by FOUNDWELL
Photography Matthieu Lavanchy,
creative direction OK-RM
notes by Kate O’Brien
and objects selected by Alan Bedwell

Early and Rare Sterling Silver Gorham Martini Mixing Bucket

Golf Cocktail Shaker
and Matching Golf Bag Cup

Sterling Silver Woven Bottle Coaster

Foundwell

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Art Deco Recipe Cocktail Shaker Art Deco Recipe Cocktail Shaker
Art Deco Set of Cocktail Picks Art Deco Set of Cocktail Picks
Art Deco Sterling Cocktail Shaker Art Deco Sterling Cocktail Shaker
Asprey Gold "Wafer" Lighter Asprey Gold "Wafer" Lighter
Asprey Sterling Silver "Wafer" Lighter Asprey Sterling Silver "Wafer" Lighter
Asprey Whisky Barrel Asprey Whisky Barrel
Bentley "Flying B" Letter Opener Bentley "Flying B" Letter Opener
Boxing Glove Dollar Sign Money Clip Boxing Glove Dollar Sign Money Clip
Brass Shoe Horn Brass Shoe Horn
Bull Stick Pin Bull Stick Pin
Bulldog Head Stick Pin Bulldog Head Stick Pin
Cartier 'Calatrava' Cartier 'Calatrava'
Cartier 18 Carat Gold 'Gun' Pocket Lighter Cartier 18 Carat Gold 'Gun' Pocket Lighter
Cartier 8 Day World Time Clock Cartier 8 Day World Time Clock
Cartier Automatic Cartier Automatic
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Cartier Letter Opener Cartier Letter Opener
Cartier Mother of Pearl Sapphire Cufflinks Cartier Mother of Pearl Sapphire Cufflinks
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Chrome & Lucite Cube Photo Frame Chrome & Lucite Cube Photo Frame
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Double Sterling Silver Money Clip Front View
Dunhill 'Tusk' Sterling Lighter Dunhill 'Tusk' Sterling Lighter
Dunhill Gold Plated "Rollagas" Lighter Side View
Dunhill Golf Ball Table Lighter Dunhill Golf Ball Table Lighter
Dunhill Lift Arm Lighter Dunhill Lift Arm Lighter
Dunhill Sabre Jet Table Lighter Dunhill Sabre Jet Table Lighter
Dunhill Silver Plated "Rollagas" Dress Lighter Side View
Dunhill Silver Plated "Rollagas" Lighter Side View
Dunhill Silver Plated Table Lighter Dunhill Silver Plated Table Lighter
Dunhill Sylph Lighter Letter Opener Blade Unscrewed From Lighter
Elgin Three Register Chronograph Elgin Three Register Chronograph
Elson Sterling Silver & Exotic Wood Tray Elson Sterling Silver & Exotic Wood Tray
Enamel Motorbike Cufflinks Enamel Motorbike Cufflinks
Engine Turned Sterling Silver Flask Engine Turned Sterling Silver Flask
English Engraved Crest Cufflinks English Engraved Crest Cufflinks
Épée Sword Stick Pin Épée Sword Stick Pin
Ferrari Tipo 500 Model Ferrari Tipo 500 Model
Georg Jensen Bull Cufflinks Georg Jensen Bull Cufflinks
Georg Jensen Cufflinks Georg Jensen Cufflinks
Georg Jensen Sterling Tie Bar Georg Jensen Sterling Tie Bar
Georg Jensen Tie Bar Georg Jensen Tie Bar
Gold Antique Car Horn Pin Gold Antique Car Horn Pin
Gold Tie Bar Gold Tie Bar
Gold Whistle Pendant Gold Whistle Pendant
Gubelin Gold Cufflinks Gubelin Gold Cufflinks
Hagenauer Elephant Hagenauer Elephant
Hans Hansen Sterling Catchall Hans Hansen Sterling Catchall