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.
Mouth-blown lead-free crystal barware with hand-engraved octopus design using the traditional diamond wheel method
Asprey’s unique range of engraved glassware exemplifies our championing of hand-crafting techniques. Designed in New Bond Street, each piece in the collection is mouth-blown from lead-free crystal, and the intricate Octopus engraving visible on both the outside and inside of each piece is achieved using a traditional diamond wheel method. Each glass artist must pass an extensive training period to acquire a sufficient level of skill to execute nuanced designs such as these, as a high degree of precision is needed to engrave the glass against a spinning wheel in a fixed position.
Based above our store on New Bond Street, London, the Asprey workshops are unique. All products are guaranteed.More about the workshops
All Asprey products are guaranteed against defects in workmanship for one year from the date of purchase (this in no way affects your statutory rights). However, in the unlikely event that your Asprey product does not match up to our exacting standards, we will try our hardest to put matters right. Should any manufacturing fault appear on your Asprey product within twelve months of purchase, please return it to us with proof of purchase. Where possible we will try to repair it, or if it cannot be repaired, we will replace it for you.
For any damage resulting from normal "wear and tea", an accident, or damage that has occurred outside of our guarantee period, please contact our Customer Service team (email@example.com) who will be pleased to provide you with a quote for repair where possible. Please be aware that repairs may take up to twelve weeks.
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