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 solid eighteen carat pink, or rose gold, large cased manually wound Omega dress watch. This is an exceptionally handsome piece and in a fairly large for the period size case. Most watches from this period we between thirty to thirty three millimeters in size, but this case measures just over thirty four, not including the crown.

The manually wound watch is powered by the Omega calibre 265, seventeen jewel movement. This caliber derived form the 30T2 movement, part of the Omega 30mm series. After 1949, Omega changed their movement nomenclature and the same movements have three digit caliber numbers in the 260 and 280 ranges. This is also a fairly large sized caliber that could not have been cased in anything less than a thirty three millimeter case. Fairly simple in its design and layout, but very handsome in its own right.   It is, however, very durable, easy to service, and very reliable. A number of these movements,  the 30T2 RG, were even developed as chronometer grade versions.

The watch is in exceptional condition. The case is unpolished with very clean and sharp lines throughout, still featuring a pair of crisp, un-rubbed, hallmarks on each side of its lugs. The case back is fully signed Omega, with model number 14715 and movement serial number stamped onto the bridge. This watch, with an 18.6 million movement number, dates it to 1961, hence the newer movement calibre.

The metallic cross hair dial is beautiful and very clean looking, really catching the light. The hours are marked out via a series of classic pink gold stick markers with black enamel applied to the tops. There is the added complication of the subsidiary seconds dial, also cross hair in design, which replaces the six o'clock hour marker. Below this it is signed "Swiss Made". There are some very small marks to the dial from age, but are not noticeable to the naked eye, and are mentioned for transparency. The original eighteen carat pink gold hands and also have black enamel filling the space in the center to make them easier to track with the eye.

This is a very beautiful and unusual reference in superb condition. It would look very much at home under a dress shirt sleeve as it would with a polo shirt and chinos, such is its simplicity and clean nature. The condition is also superb for a watch now over sixty years of age.

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Item Dimensions
Case Size
1.34 inches (3.4036cm)