There’s no need to compromise on crystal when dining on expedition, thanks to John Rigby & Co.’s new leather glass carrier. Cleverly designed to keep up to four glasses safe from scratches and skirmishes in transit, this eminently practical accessory is made exclusively for Rigby by South Africa’s Els & Co., which is known not only for its premium quality handmade leather goods, but also for its policy of employing and empowering women of the Xhosa tribe.

With a rich, durable colour thanks to the vegetable-tanning and hand-dye processes used on the leather, the glass carrier also benefits from a classic hard-wearing finish, which is achieved through rubbing with an exclusive beeswax mixture. All its fittings are made from solid brass, meaning that rust will not be a problem and ensuring that the carrier will remain useful and stylish for many years – and expeditions – to come.

The carrier is supplied with four Bohemian crystal glasses, which are fixed in place in transit via partitions in both the lid and base. Straps made from 100% cotton canvas make it easy to carry when on foot.

Price: £495 including VAT / US $550 / €585

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