Hermès Kelly Cut Clutch Blue de Prusse Box Leather Guilloché Palladium Hardware
Guilloché (/ɡɪˈloʊʃ/), a highly precise, intricate, and repetitive engraving method, is achieved through engine turning using a machine called a rose engine lathe. Known for its use in watch dials by brands like A. Lange & Söhne, guilloché has significantly improved upon time-consuming hand-engraving techniques, allowing for greater delicacy, precision, closeness of line, and increased efficiency.
While Hermès is renowned for exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail, the use of guilloché in their designs is relatively rare. Typically reserved for specific limited edition or highly sought-after pieces, such as the Blue de Prusse Kelly Cut clutch, the presence of guilloché in Hermès designs adds an extra level of exclusivity and desirability. This rarity makes guilloché-adorned Hermès items particularly prized by collectors and fashion enthusiasts, showcasing the brand's commitment to creating truly exceptional and unique pieces.
Collection: 2013, Q Square
2.25" width x 5" height x 1" depth; 1" handle drop
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 colored finish (e.g. gold, silver, palladium). The terms refer to the tone or color of the hardware and not the actual material used. If hardware is composed of precious solid metals this will be referenced in the description.
No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware, never worn, essentially as new.
Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn.
Very minor evidence of handling.
Evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
Moderate wear and is fully functional.
Moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.