The 1990’s was a renaissance for Hermes’ color department. The two most powerful shades to emerge from this formative era were also two shades that have miraculously withstood the dulling effects of time: Orange H (Orange d'Hermes if you'd prefer. You may recognize it from the boxes?) and Vert Cru, also known as Granny or Apple green. Recognizing the paired cohesion of intensity between these colors, Hermes produced a limited series of iconic bags directly contrasting the two beside one another. The effect is electric. This 20cm Retourne Kelly features the pairing in smooth Gulliver leather with gold hardware, and has been kept in exquisite condition. Not only is this bag a rare vintage size, but also a prime collectible example from this memorable era in Hermes' history.
Collection: 1994, X Circle
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.