During Jean-Paul Gaultier's time at Hermes, he revolutionized the house's classic styles in many new and exciting ways. One of the most enduring of his updated designs is the Kelly Pochette, which has now been in production for close to twenty years. Hermes Lizard bags are overall rarer than crocodile and alligator bags, and just like the larger scaled exotics, Lizard is produced in two finishes. Glossy Nilo Lizard is the most often used, but Hermes occasionally produces bags in matte Salvatore Lizard. This black Kelly Pochette is one such example. The ridges of the small scales become much more pronounced in this finish, giving the skin a texture like fine beads. This is an extremely rare pochette, and a very chic piece; the shiny palladium hardware brings out the matte of the lizard to a spectacular effect. Maintained in excellent condition for over ten years, this clutch has an ageless cool and sophistication.
Material: Matte Salvatore Lizard
Measures: W 8.7" x H 5.1" x D 2.35"
Chain available separately
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.