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.
Mouth-blown lead-free crystal barware with hand-engraved octopus design using the traditional diamond wheel method. Capacity 1.5L.
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.