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Asprey International Limited Animal Sculptures

Favored for over two centuries by European royalty, movie stars, rock music legends and England’s elite, Asprey International Limited’s reputation for creating elegant, high-quality furniture, jewelry and decorative objects is without equal. The storied manufacturer’s motto — “It can be done” — exemplifies their approach to design, which has proven over time to be both dynamic and enduring. To this day, Asprey International Limited remains a go-to purveyor of luxury goods and bespoke design services.

The roots of Asprey International Limited can be traced all the way back to 1781 when it was founded by William Asprey in Mitcham, Surrey. The business moved to its revered modern location, 166 Bond Street, in 1847. The company’s highly accurate regulator clock, once displayed in the window of their flagship, became a frequent stop for Londoners wishing to reset their watches.

Asprey first gained renown for its manufacture of exquisitely engineered dressing cases, which were compact pieces of luggage that travelers would use to tote their cosmetics and toiletries. At the International Exhibition of 1862, the company received a gold medal for its excellent dressing-case designs and also earned a Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria for their manufacture. Upon his ascension to the throne, King Edward II introduced incredibly formal Buckingham Palace court presentations, balls and soirées, resulting in a huge demand for diamond jewels starting with his coronation in 1902. The court jewelers Asprey, Garrard, Carrington and the newly opened London branch of Cartier were all overwhelmed with orders for sumptuous diamond jewelry to be worn at the king’s elaborate coronation. Currently, Asprey International Limited holds a Royal Warrant from His Royal Majesty Charles, Prince of Wales, for jewelry and silver.

Asprey continued to build its reputation for the production of luxury goods including tableware and silverplate pieces throughout the Victorian period and into the early 20th century. Especially known for its designs of the 1920s and ‘30s, Asprey International Limited considers the Art Deco period to have been its golden age. Their designers embraced the spirited originality of the period with open arms, and Asprey enjoyed a time of intense creativity and debuted a wealth of iconic creations throughout the mid-century modern period, too.

Asprey artisans have designed bespoke pieces for such notable celebrities as British musician Ringo Starr and American actress Angelina Jolie. They have also designed made-to-order accessories for Hollywood movies, most notably the Edwardian-style “Coeur de la Mer,” which was a piece of costume jewelry from James Cameron’s 1997 hit, Titanic. The company’s recreation of the piece — this time designed with actual gems sourced from Sri Lanka — fetched more than $2 million at a fundraiser held in Princess Diana’s honor in 1998. Asprey previously acted as the official jewelry designer for the BAFTA awards and collaborated with Ferrari’s Formula 1 team during the late 1990s.

Asprey International Limited has received many awards and recognitions for its timeless designs. Most notably, it was awarded the Queen's Award to Industry in 1975. The London College of Arms bestowed upon the brand a new official coat of arms in 2006 to mark its esteemed 225-year-long legacy of excellence.

On 1stDibs, find antique Asprey International Limited decorative objects, lighting, serveware and silver and jewelry.

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Creator: Asprey International Limited
Large Silver, Vermeil and Diamond Model of a Lion by Asprey
By Asprey International Limited
Located in London, GB
Large silver, vermeil and diamond model of a lion by Asprey English, c. 1980 Lion: Height 12cm, width 38cm, depth 13cm Case: Height 19cm, width 49c...
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20th Century English Modern Asprey International Limited Animal Sculptures

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Vermeil, Silver

Large Quartz Crystal and Vermeil Bird Model by Asprey
By Asprey International Limited
Located in London, GB
Large quartz crystal and vermeil bird model by Asprey Swiss, c. 1975 Height 40cm, width 33cm, depth 40cm This phenomenal piece of sculpture depicts an eagle in motion, taking off from a rocky crag made of stunning quartz crystal. The body of the bird is carved from quartz with pyrite inclusions. The contrast between the transparent host quartz and golden pyrite inclusions is considered one of the most attractive pairings in the gem kingdom...
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20th Century Swiss Asprey International Limited Animal Sculptures

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Quartz, Pyrite, Vermeil

Large 18K Gold, Silver Gilt, Diamond and Hardstone Bird Model by Asprey
By Asprey International Limited
Located in London, GB
Large 18K gold, silver gilt, diamond and hardstone bird model by Asprey English, c. 1980 Height 22cm, width 17cm, depth 15cm Made in around 1980, by th...
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Late 20th Century English Modern Asprey International Limited Animal Sculptures

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Stone, Gold, Vermeil

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Asprey International Limited animal sculptures for sale on 1stDibs.

Asprey International Limited animal sculptures are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. Many of the original animal sculptures by Asprey International Limited were created in the modern style in europe during the 20th century. Prices for Asprey International Limited animal sculptures can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $23,015 and can go as high as $190,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $49,389.

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