Serious Hermes collectors have an eye for special materials, and this 28cm Retourne Kelly is definitely an eye catcher! Dalmatien Buffalo is a very special leather that has a two-tone grain created through multiple layers of dying. Hermes created this effect in a few different colors, but most sought after are the stark black-on-white Dalmatian's that most closely resemble their namesake dogs. Like an exotic, no two Dalmatian's are alike, and the most prized examples have small, even spots, just like this one (Cruella de Vil would certainly approve). In the 28cm size, paired with Palladium hardware and a black Chevre leather interior, this Kelly is truly a special collector's piece.
Material: Buffalo Dalmatian Leather
Note: Pictured 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.