Hermes Constance 18 Silver Metallic Chevre Palladium Hardware - 2005, I Square




An Hermes Metallic bag is one of those things you just can’t find. They are simply so rare, they’re considered the next level of collectible. Back in the 1990’s Hermes experimented with metallic bags, creating a few unique examples for Leila Menchari’s famous flagship window displays in Paris. But these bags were too delicate to sell, created in Agneau Lambskin, but Hermes persisted. They continued experimenting with this technique, and in 2005 released an extremely limited number of Metallic Chevre leather bags in Gold, Silver and Bronze. This 18cm Constance is an exceptional piece from this collection, done in Silver Chevre leather with matching Palladium hardware. The intense metallic effect is created by applying layers and layers of metallic pigment to the leather, which can rub off with heavy use, though miraculously this bag shows no such wear and has been kept carefully over the past fifteen years. The gleaming exterior is contrasted with a black interior. Kept in Very Good condition, there are some press marks and visible signs of wear.

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Measures: 7.5" L x 5.5" H x 2" D
Hardware: Palladium
Material: Chevre
Color: Silver Metallic
Condition: Very Good
Collection: 2005, I Square

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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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