Though Hermes is known for its vast pantheon of incredible colors, there are a select few that have been the brand’s mainstays for over a century. One of those colors if Vert Fonce, the classic French dark green. This green was the green before Hermes made any other greens, and they still produce it today. This Birkin is the highest rendition of Vert Fonce, rendered in shiny Porosus Crocodile with gold hardware, using top quality skins with exceptionally small, square, and symmetrical scales. This bag has been singing a sweet familiar song about fall mornings and spring afternoons since it was hand built in 2004. The deep richness of the color has only gotten more verdant with age, the bag itself is kept in exceptional condition.
Stamp: Square H 2004
35cm: 14" W x 7.5" D x 10.75" H
Color: Vert Fonce
Material: Porosus Crocodile
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.