Margaret Thatcher's Handbags
Margaret Thatcher was famous for her beautiful handbags. Her black Asprey bag was at her side during some of the most important summits with President Ronald Reagan during the 1980s.
Made in Italy to an exclusive Asprey design, the Game and Crosshatch collection has been made by leading hand-cut lead crystal craftspeople from 24% lead crystal. This material has been used for centuries to make luxury glass, being noted for its high refractive index which causes the glass to sparkle beautifully. The crystal is blown into a mould, engraved, then hand polished, with the full process taking over 15 hours and involving five different craftspeople.