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.
Asprey's Inden range of small leather goods features a crosshatched leather skilfully prepared by an artisan tanner and printer in Japan. The technique used to produce this effect has been used for more than 400 years, and was originally employed for certain parts of Japanese Samurai armour due to its unique softness and lightness paired with flexibility and strength. This specialist technique is now only practised in Koshu, Japan, where the leather is tanned, dyed and silkscreened on site.
The smooth and glossy surface texture is achieved through the hand-pressing of a unique lacquer pattern, the lacquer being derived from tree resin. The pattern takes its inspiration from Asprey's signature crosshatch.
Height 7.7cm / 3" folded
Height 16cm / 6.25" open
Width 10.5cm / 4.5""
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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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