Hermes Birkin 30 Vert Cru & Orange H Gulliver Leather Gold Hardware - 1998




Nobody does color like Hermes, and the 1990's was the house's age of color enlightenment. The two most powerful shades to emerge from this formative era were also two shade that miraculously withstand the dulling effects of time: Orange H (Orange d'Hermes if you'd prefer. You may recognize it from the boxes?) and Vert Cru, also know as Granny or Apple green. Hermes knew these two colors were bangers and made a bold historical move in producing a very limited series of their classic bags pairing the two. Yet somehow this most absurd of combinations has become one of the most classic and instantly recognizable. This 30cm Birkin features the two shades in Gulliver leather (The vintage equivalent of Swift leather - Gulliver's Travels was written by Johnathan Swift, see what they did there?), and has been kept in exquisite condition. This bag is a prime example of this formative era in Hermes' history.

Collection: 1998
Condition: Excellent
Hardware: Gold

Color: Vert Cru & Orange
Dimensions: 11.8"L x 8.6"H x 6.3"D
Material: Gulliver Leather

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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.

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