Hermès Rio Horse Printed Leather Clutch Bag & Levan Coin Purse - 1993, W Circle
In the late 1980s and early 1990s Hermès produced a few of their detailed repeating necktie patterns in smooth printed leather. These eye catching materials were fashioned into small accessories, belt straps, and trimmings, and today are extremely hard to find. This is a spectacular matched pair consisting of a Rio clutch and a Levan snap coin purse done entirely in a blue, yellow, and red pattern of horses. The insides are finished in the same materials and both pieces are in immaculate condition.
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.