Picnic hamper


Established 1781

Founded in 1781 by William Asprey as a silk printing business, Asprey is a manufacturer of leather goods, jewellery, silverware and home goods. In 1841, William Asprey’s son Charles teamed up with a stationer on Bond Street. In 1847 Asprey moved into 167 New Bond Street, where it is still located today.

The most traditional picnic baskets are being made in England. Asprey has sold the most elegant picnic sets (as pictured above), outfitted with bone china, silver cutlery and cunning salt and pepper shakers. Today, these sets are highly collectable and very expensive. In the 1950s, Asprey also sold wicker baskets made by Brooks and Sexton, who traded under the name Brexton. These are a nice alternative.

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