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 pair of sterling silver Georg Jensen geometrically designed cufflinks made in Denmark. This pair of cufflinks has the design attribution by Oscar Gundlach-Pedersen. Born in 1886 in Odense, his began life as an apprenticeship as a bricklayer in New Jersey while he attended the Odense Technical College. Gundlach-Pedersen later studied sculpture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and is responsible for designing a number of important buildings in Denmark. His early architectural works were either Neo-classical or Baroque inspired, although even by 1922, he was emphasising a paring down and simplification of his designs. In 1911, he joined Georg Jensen Silversmithy as Georg Jensen's last apprentice. After Georg Jensen's break from the silversmithy, he became the assistant Director from 1926 - '54, where he was responsible for the new artistic direction of the company and chose designs to be represented in the product line. His relationship with Georg Jensen was often considered detrimental and he was abrasive to the old master within his new position. In addition to designing the Parallel and Nordic flatware patterns, he designed Mitra, the company's first stainless steel flatware pattern. He also designed a number of jewelry and hollowware pieces. His design often reflected the pared down Functionalism that was prevalent of the time. His work was shown at many exhibitions and received a gold medal at the Paris World Exhibition in 1925 and the Diplome d'honneru at L'Exposition Internationale, in Paris in 1937. Oscar Gundelach Pedersen also held positions on a number of boards including being President of the Danish Standards Council Committee for Carpentry and Hardware, and member of the Societe des artistes decorateurs in Paris, as well as designed furniture for the home. A clean and handsome pair of cufflinks that come in the original, period, Jensen box. This pair of cufflink has the earlier boxed 'GJ' mark which dates these particular links to being made between 1933-1944. They also have '925 S' mark for sterling silver, 'Sterling Denmark', and '41' which is the internal style reference  number.

Price $545.00


Item Dimensions
3/4 inches (7.62cm)