Hermes Shiny Blue Roi Porosus Crocodile & Denim 35cm Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware, 2001
This bag is done in shiny Blue Roi Porosus Crocodile with an unusual blue denim body. It features two rolled crocodile handles, a flap and turnlock closure, and Palladium hardware. This Birkin is a gem for serious collectors. The combination of exotic skins with canvas or denim is extremely unusual, and this sophisticated blue combination is the only example to have come to market. Blue Roi, or 'Royal Blue' in French is one of the rarest and most desirable shades of blue, only produced in the early 2000's. An extremely special exotic bag like this from Hermes will always feature exceptional skins with small square and symmetrical scales. Unlike other canvas bags from this period which have simplified interiors, this one in fully finished with Blue Roi Chevre lining, one zip pocket, and one suede lined slip pocket. It includes a lock, two keys and a matching clochette.
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.