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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An extra large silver plate and glass cocktail pitcher with mixing plunger. This is a fairly rare piece when found in its regular size, however this is the largest example we've been able to find! This type of mixer was a popular way to make a larger number of mixed cocktails, or even perfect for iced teas, or lemonades. It comprises simply of a tube shaped vessel with spout with flat base for stability, and a fully removable lid through which runs a long stem connected at the base to a conical plunger with holes in. All of which can easily be taken apart fro cleaning after use.

To use the piece simply fill with all of the desired ingredients, even adding ice and or fruit, and then pass the plunger up and down to mix all the contents of the vessel. This process in itself is very fun, and will also cause quite the kerfuffle with onlookers! The lid element can be rotated during this part to seal it off and reduce the risk of any spillage. Once the contents have settled down, this same lid part can be rotated to reveal the perforated opening that will strain the contents whilst pouring the liquid.

Not just a fabulous and dramatic looking statement piece for any bar, it is also sure to be the life and soul of any party! These are usually found from anywhere to twelve to fifteen inches. This behemoth clocks in at a remarkable twenty three inches, to the top of the vessel alone. Add another inch to reach the top of the plunger!

The lid is fully stamped for highly regarded, and very well known English silversmiths; James Dixon & Sons.Among a huge variety of items made, they were prolific manufacturers of quality items for the home and for travel. They manufactured pieces for a number of luxury English retailers from the nineteenth through the twentieth century.

The condition of the piece is superb throughout. There are no issues or chips to the glass and the silver plate is all original, in very good condition, and ready to be enjoyed. it can be used to make a variety of cocktail along the lines of Sangrias, fruit punches, Pimms, along with more traditional Martinis and Manhattans. The mixer was made in Sheffield, England, circa 1920's.

Price $0.00


Item Dimensions
24 inches (60.96cm)
3.5 inches (8.89cm)