Guilloche hardware is extremely rare. Produced sporadically throughout the last 25-or-so years, Guilloche is pressed with a diamond-like pattern, giving the Plaques, Pontets, and Cadena a unique texture. This example is a 35cm Birkin which pairs Palladium Guilloche hardware with crisp Gris Perle Tadelakt leather. Maintained in excellent condition, this unusual Birkin has just enough interest to set itself apart from the crowd, not with a shout but with a wink.
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.