When it comes to Lizard, the most coveted bags are those where the natural black and white ringed Ombre pattern is left uncolored, and allowed to show through. Like Himalayans, each skin has a unique coloration and pattern. This 18cm Constance has exceptionally well defined rings, and evenly ombres out to white right at the edges, exactly what should be expected of the best quality Ombre lizard bags. On top of that, it has gold hardware, a recent change from the standard palladium that had been almost always paired with Ombre lizard for years. This is a smart change, as Ombre lizard will yellow with time, due to exposure to oxygen and sunlight, but the warm yellow of the gold hardware will make this change almost unnoticeable by comparison. This example is still store-fresh, and bright white everywhere it should be, fresh from the craftsman’s table in Pantin. Investment Bag™.
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Condition: Store Fresh
Measures: 18w x 15h x 4d cm
Collection: 2019, D
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.