Gorilla Combination Safe

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Sterling silver large gorilla combination safe, modelled exclusively for Asprey

The Design

The Asprey Gorilla Safe was inspired by John Aspinall's pioneering efforts to breed silverware gorillas in captivity at his private zoo in Kent. This exceptional piece was modelled in clay first, in order that a detailed mould could be taken from the original sculpture. A thick layer of pure silver is then applied to the mould using an electroforming technique.

The safe door has a fully functioning three-digit combination lock engineered by Asprey craftsmen. A glistening black finish on the gorilla's body has been achieved by the deliberate oxidisation of the silver which has subsequently been stabilised with a clear lacquer. Each gorilla safe has a production number engraved on the sole of its feed.


Height - 46cm / 18"

  • Asprey hallmarked sterling silver
  • Made in the Asprey London workshops
  • Lever operated door with unique 3 digit combination code
  • Includes individual instruction card listing unique combination number
  • The body is lacquered to preserve the oxidised finish
  • Do not use silver cleaner or abrasives
  • Interior floor lined with black calf leather
  • Production number engraved underneath
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