Vibrato is a very unique vintage material that Hermes discontinued over ten years ago. The graphic multi-colored stripes of suede are created by stacking layers and layers of leather, and slicing the block into thin sheets revealing the pattern. This incredible technique was used at Hermes for many types of bags. Most Vibrato is colorful, though this 25cm Sellier Kelly is an unusual piece, done in all shades of gray black and white, framed with Gris Perle box leather and palladium hardware; a touch of gray in a rainbow collection. The size of this Kelly makes it doubly special, small bags were not popular twenty years ago, and 25cm Kellys from this period were produced in very small numbers.
Sellier – “boxy, structured, rigid” — The Kelly Sellier has visible topstitching along the side seams and no exterior piping like the Retourne. The corners and edges are “sharper” contributing to a more boxy look. Compared the retourne, the craftsmanship of the Sellier is a little more difficult and requires more steps. The seams are topstitched together and bees wax is applied to the edges, which protects the bag from damage. Due to this method of construction, the Sellier appears larger than a retourne in the same size. Out of the two styles, the Sellier is more limited.
Color: Gris Perle & Vibrato
Collection: 2001, E Square
25cm: 25x19x9cm 10"x7.5"x3.5"
Handle Drop: 3.5"
Material: Vibrato Leather
Note: Additional accessory strap 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.