A Day

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Scene 1:

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:

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:

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:

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

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



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A 1:14 scale model of a Porsche 911 G Series. This is one of the thirty eight crystal cars made by French glass maker; Daum. This particular model is perhaps the most liked, and most collectible. It was one of the few that actually represented a car currently in production. A number of other models made during this time were models of vintage cars at the time, or simply stylised representations of eras of early 20th Century car design.

The vast majority of cars produced had been designed by artist Xavier Froissart. Froissart was the designer of the "Signature Series" of Daum's crystal car collection. Fascinated by cars and their design,he went on to create the crystal car concept in 1983 for Daum. A year later, in 1984, the Coupé Riviera was launched.  The first crystal car Daum ever made. The Riviera was a worldwide commercial success within a few months. This green lit further expansion of the crystal car project for Daum and Froissart.

The five first crystal cars (Riviera, Eldorado, Monoplace, Limousine, Grand Prix) Xavier designed were 'dream cars'; a homage to different periods in automobile history. From this successful launchpad it was decided with Daum to produce reproductions of existing famous cars including the following 'Standard Large Cars'; Ferrari 250 GTO, Mercedes 300SL, Bugatti 55 Roadster, Corvette Stingray, Jaguar E-Type, this Porsche 911, Mercedes 500 SEL, BMW 750 IL. As well as these, a few other special models were produced, all coveted and sought after in their own right. 

The model is an example of the G Series 911.Each new iteration of 911 was internally codenamed with a letter of the alphabet, but it wasn’t until reaching G that there was a discernible difference in styling and tech, and the dawn of a new generation.

The G-Series ran for a long time, too, debuting in 1973 and only being replaced in 1989. The most significant move made in this time was the introduction of turbocharging to the 911, the Turbo arrived in 1975 with a mighty 260bhp powering the rear wheels. Back then, though, turbochargers were saved for only the fastest 911s, and due to their unpredictable nature gained the moniker; "the widow-maker"!

This example is fully hand signed, and in perfect condition. These models are believed to have been made as limited edition run of approximately one thousand nine hundred and thirty pieces launching in 1987.  Very few of them coming to market each year.  The retail price of this model in 1989 was $850, making it an expensive piece over thirty years ago. These were not 'toys' by any stretch of the imagination, but in fact works of art, as can be seen by the detailed photographs. Made in France, circa  1989.

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Item Dimensions
12.5 inches (31.75cm)
5 inches (12.7cm)