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.
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.