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.
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.