Hermes Kelly 35 Elephant Hide Gold Hardware Very Rare Collectors - This is the only kelly in Elephant hide that is currently available on the market.
It is absolutely impossible to find a Hermes item in Elephant skin. Beautiful rare Elephant skin in rich black. This bag comes with lock, keys, clochette, and a sleeper for the bag. True Collectors item super rare made from an African Safari in the 1980's. Condition is Preloved Excellent.
Sellier – “boxy, structured, rigid” / The Kelly Sellier has visible topstitching along the side seams and no exterior piping like the Retourne. The corners and edges are “sharper” contributing to a more boxy look. Compared the retourne, the craftsmanship of the Sellier is a little more difficult and requires more steps. The seams are topstitched together and bees wax is applied to the edges, which protects the bag from damage. Due to this method of construction, the Sellier appears larger than a retourne in the same size. Out of the two styles, the Sellier is more limited.
Stamp: "O" Circle
Material: Elephant Hide (Discontinued)
Comes with an original dust-bag
Made in France
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.
New - No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware and never worn.
Pristine - Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn and essentially as new.
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.