This Hermès Kelly 28cm bag is extremely rare and a true collector's piece, believed to be one of fewer than 10 in the world. The bag is a nod to the styles of the 1920s, when it was impossible to remove pigment from certain exotic skins, meaning that the original skin color could be seen through the finished product. Around the year 2000, Hermès revisited this process, and the resulting handbag is considered to be one of the most desired in the world, the White Himalayan. This iconic Kelly bag is made from Alligator skin and is accentuated by gold hardware. The alligator skin is identified by the square symbol next to the embossing.
Color: Vert Celadon Natura
28cm: 28x22x10cm 11"x8.5"x4"
Condition: Excellent (Plastic on hardware)
Collection: Circle X
Note: Our models are wearing the 32cm size of this bag available here.
Where used in this sale the term "hardware" refers to the metallic parts of the bag, such as the buckle hardware, base studs, lock and keys and/or strap, which are plated with a coloured finish (e.g. gold, silver, palladium). The terms "Gold Hardware", "Silver Hardware", "Palladium Hardware" etc. refer to the tone or colour of the hardware and not the actual material used. If the bag incorporates solid metal hardware this will be referenced in the lot description.
Store Fresh - No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware, never worn, essentially as new.
Pristine - Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn.
Excellent - Very minor evidence of handling.
Very Good - Evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
Good - Moderate wear and is fully functional.
Fair - Moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.