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 very important cocktail shaker designed by George H. Berry. Manufactured in 1926 by Derby/International Silver Plate Co., it was the first ever novelty cocktail shaker made. Up until that point they were always designed in a simple, Art Deco, streamlined design pertaining to the era. A very detailed and highly sought after piece.

At this time there were two huge silversmith's operating in a similar field in the same part of America; Derby and International Silver Plate Co.,  both originate from  Meriden, Connecticut. This part of America, from 1852, became the heartland of the American silver manufacturing industry. The 1887 Meriden Britannia catalog had over four hundred pages of items being offered. This included no less than twelve pages of barware. Meriden became known as "Silver City" and by the end of the 20th Century had sales of over $2.5 million a year. During the "Roaring" and supposedly dry! twenties" the International silver Company had offices located in Canada, England and across the US. They began to move away from traditional designs and employed designers like Rhode and Guild to come up with pieces that reflected the modern world emerging around them.

This piece is in the original, unrestored silver plated finish. The model number, "1921", is marked on the underside as well as the maker's marks for Derby SP Co and the International SP Co. The shaker is complete with the exceptionally rare set of six original, matching, miniature golf bag shot cups made to accompany this wonderful piece of barware  history.  Quite often the stopper of the shaker, or the golf ball lid are missing.  This is not the case here.  Also, the strapping details near the handle can be broken off or damaged.  Again, this set is in excellent condition throughout.  Considering it is approaching one hundred years in age, it is a remarkable and handsome piece that would make for the perfect addition to any golfers home.

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Item Dimensions
Height of Shaker
12.5 inches (31.75cm)
Diameter of Shaker
3.25 inches (8.255cm)