Hermes does color like no one else, and shades like these, which have maintained their brilliance for decades, are testament to that statement. This rare 1995 Kelly, which has been exceptionally well maintained, is done in vibrant contrasting Vert Claire (the predecessor to Vert Bengale, which itself is the predecessor to Bamboo) and Rouge Vif (still produced today), both in Courchevel leather (the predecessor to Epsom), with gleaming gold hardware. Beyond that, this bag has one of the best features you can find in a vintage Kelly: the wide Amazone Canvas shoulder strap. These big comfy straps are highly prized additions to Kelly's of all ages, and are generally only available upon special order.
Handle Drop (in inches): 5
Measurement: 12.5" Width x 9" Height x 4” Depth
Color: Vert Claire & Rouge Vif
Material: Courchevel Leather
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.