‘Fouets et Badines’ is what Hermes calls this classic equestrian-inspired design. Translated from French to ‘Whips & Grips,’ the complex weave patterns and intricately embellished handles are examples of pieces collected by Emile Hermes himself. Often printed on their classic silk scarves, this design has been hand-painted onto a 35cm Vache Naturelle Sellier Kelly with Gold Hardware from 1993, creating a fresh and new bag from two pieces of Hermes each many decades old. Vache Naturelle is one of Hermes’ Heritage leathers, and is assembled with natural beeswax coated linen thread, and afforded no foil for its brand stamp. The artwork was completed earlier this year and the bag itself is in excellent condition with minimal signs of use or age.
Brand: Hermes + JaneFinds Custom Shop
Custom Shop Design: "Whips & Grips"
Country of Origin: France + USA
Condition: Very Good
35cm: 35x24x12cm 14"x9.5"x4.7"
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.