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 large oval turquoise sterling silver hand made ring. The ring features a stunning, hand selected and cut, piece of turquoise with amazing matrices through it. The design of the shank is that of the Navajo Native American tribe.

The shank on this ring is quite substantial, made to support and surround this vibrant large piece of turquoise. Each side of the stone, on the shank, there are three different finishes; The raised center area is a finely stamped ball pattern. The next step down is a plain, smooth finish, the final edging is an organic, almost Samorodok style finishing. Fine work for such a small and tapered area.

This attention to detail is also followed around the large teardrop turquoise stone. There is a classic, plain, rubbed setting edge, but this sits on top of again an organic silver finished ledge.All of these details, aside from adding more beauty to the overall look, are a time consuming labour of love added by Mrs. Buettner in her pursuit to create a highly attractive overall and unique designs.

The type of turquoise selected as the center stone in this ring is an old stock piece of turquoise that is believed to originate from the Royston mine. Royston is a district in Nevada consisting of three mines: Bunker Hill, Oscar Wehrend and the largest producer, Royal Blue. Royston turquoise can be found in a variety of beautiful colors, ranging from deep forest green all the way through to light blues, and they are often enhanced by a heavy, brown matrix veining through. The Royston district is still producing a small quantity of high quality turquoise today, but in very limited numbers and some of the finest examples of turquoise in North America.

Like most high quality pieces this ring is signed on the inside of the shank; "AB", which is for American jeweller and artist Amy Buettner who creates turquoise jewelry still today.Amy learned her skills from a myriad of people and places. She graduated in 1994 from Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art with a fine arts degree in Metalsmithing and Sculpture. This can be seen in her very sculptural and large format pieces.

This is perhaps one of the finest examples of a single, large, stone ring we have had. Not to mention heavy and substantial! The ring is a size 11.25. This ring cannot really be sized due to the intricate nature of the handmade tapering band.

Price $495.00


Item Dimensions
Height of front
1.2 inches (3.048cm)
Width of front
.9 inches (0.0cm)