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 sterling silver rotating cocktail, single measure, jigger.  This exceptionally high quality, and very rare piece is the perfect addition to any well kept bar.  It is made to sit comfortably on the top of any cocktail shaker, item of crystalware or a pitcher to allow the contents of a spirit bottle to be accurately measured, and cleanly dispatched into the  receptacle.   This is achieved by firmly, and smoothly, turning the rounded handles on both, or either side, whilst over the center of the receptacle.  

The base of the measure is fully marked with the post 1945 oval beaded edge 'George Jensen' mark, the item registration number '1124', and the desirable and very rare additional designer's marks 'S.G.J', for Soren Georg Jensen.  

Soren Georg Jensen was the fifth of Georg Jensen's six children. He trained to become a silversmith and was apprenticed at the Georg jensen Silversmithy from 1931 to 1936. He later trained as a sculptor at the Kunstakademiets Billedhuggerskole (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Sculpture) in Copenhagen from 1941 to 45 and had his work exhibited beginning in 1944 at The Charlottenhorg Spring Exhibition in Charlottenborg Denmark. In 1949, he returned to the Georg Jensen Silversmithy and from 1962 to 1974, was the artistic director, taking over from Harald Nielsen, his uncle.

Jensen's reputation as a sculptor was even greater than his reputation as a designer. He ended up realizing his father's ambition which was to be a sculptor. Soren Georg Jensen's sculpture is abstract and substantial and often in granite and he brought the same fine sense of form to his silver designs in jewelry and hollowware. His work in silver has the same simple natural forms as his sculpture and the decorative elements in the silver works are few.

Soren Georg Jensen work was exhibited internationally and his many awards included a gold medal at the Milan Tirennale (1960), the Eckersberg medal (1966) and the Thorvaldsen medal (1974).

This piece was made in Denmark, circa 1970's.

Price $0.00


Item Dimensions
1.25 inches (3.175cm)
5.25 inches (13.335cm)