The Lighthouse Story
Hallmarked Asprey sterling silver enamelled with black and yellow, welcomes all as the cocktail hour approaches. The Lighthouse Cocktail Shaker has been a beacon of the well-appointed drinks table since the 1930s, the very heyday of the Art Deco design, great ocean liners.
The Silver Mark
Silver hallmarks originated in 1260, a signature of purity and lasting value. In 1300, King Edward I established the requirement that all silver articles meet the standard of 925 parts silver per thousand. To ensure that these standards are upheld, a series of marks, overseen by the relevant regional assay office, traditionally include the sponsor or maker's mark (ALDN in the case of Asprey), the date mark (identifying when it was produced), the precious metal content mark (925 for silver purity) accompanied by the lion passant standard mark, and lastly, the office mark (a leopard's head in the case of London). Each piece of Asprey silver bears this seemingly subtle but important detail assuring its value and authenticity