Ile de Shiki
An incredibly rare unique vintage Hermes Ile de Shiki bag from 1996 done in three shades of metallic Lambskin leather: Gold, Bronze and Copper. Metallic Hermes bags are incredibly rare and highly sought after. This bag has two handles which each have a small nick on the underside, and a zip closure with a cream Agneau Lambskin interior with one slip pocket. The process used to create the metallic finish is extremely time consuming and applies so much material to the leather it changes the texture. There are a few scratches and spots that are only visible at certain angles, the sheen of the metallic is incredible in the sunlight so these small issues are rarely noticeable.
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.