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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

A SELECTION OF ITEMS BY THE PRODUCER OF
CRAFTED GOODS & PURVEYOR OF ANTIQUE WATCHES,
JEWELLERY & OTHER SUCH OBJECTS

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A sterling silver vintage belt buckle set on a dark chestnut brown Dakota leather belt. This belt is a mix of found pieces and hand-craft at its finest. We have partnered with our longterm belt maker, based in England, to create this combination of the best of old and new.

With more than twenty five years producing the finest handmade leather articles crafting everything from saddle and tack, all the way through to small leather goods, and belts our partner beings the very best out of these sourced buckles. He has partnered with many of the biggest names in luxury retail to help make the highest quality articles that will stand the test of time.

The leather selected is Italian, vegetable tanned, Dakota leather with a fine creased edge line hand applied to the belt's edge. The buckle itself is beautiful hand stitched onto the leather belt.

The buckle on this belt is a superb quality, thick and heavy sterling silver classic buckle and tongue design.  This buckle, and the leather it has been hand selected to be attached to, is versatile enough to be worn either with suit trousers, or even with jeans. The belt is unsized, with no holes having been punched into the leather. Once purchased, any shoe repair shop will be able to add holes in order to make sure the belt fits exactly to your specifications.

This high quality buckle is made all the more desirable by the fact that it was made and designed by one of Mexico's most celebrated designers; Antonio Pineda. Pineda studied art at an early stage and then at age fourteen went on to apprentice silversmithing at the then newly founded Taller De Las Delicias of William Spratling, one of America, and Mexico's, most important silversmiths and designers. After 8 years studying with Spratling Pineda opened up his own workshop in 1941 and went on to create some of the finest silver pieces seen in the Americas, or the rest of the work for that matter.  The buckle dates to the 1950's.

The current length of the is forty four inches long and one inches wide by forty six inches long, plus the buckle being two and a half inches long by one and three quarters wide. The leather can also be cut to make it shorter, if so desired.


Price $695.00

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Item Dimensions
Leather Length
44 inches (111.76cm)
Leather Width
1 inches (2.54cm)
Item Dimensions
Leather Length
44 inches (111.76cm)
Leather Width
1 inches (2.54cm)