Ringo Starr's Chess Set
In 1973 Asprey, with designer Robin Crookshank, created a bespoke chess set for The Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr. Every piece was modelled on Ringo's hands.
The reinterpreted 167 Swirl pattern is inspired by the decorative ironwork surrounding the historic Asprey flagship building that was home to Asprey’s flagship store for more than 200 years before its recent move to 36 Bruton Street celebrating its 240th anniversary.
The collection is exclusive to Asprey and was designed in house and produced by one of the few remaining high quality producers in Stoke on Trent, England, an area historically famed for its ceramics industry. It is designed either to be used on its own as a dinnerware set in classic style, or else to be mixed with our other collections.