The Hermes Shogun collection, launched in 1994, consisted of four bags (two shoulder bags and two clutches) inspired by the intricately detailed armor of Edo period Samurai warriors. These bags are exceedingly hard to find today and are highly sought after by collectors for their unrivaled level of craftsmanship, and for the sheer beauty of their design. This example, sometimes referred to as the “Vader” bag for its similarity in appearance to Darth Vader’s famous mask, is a unique example, produced by special request in 2011, long after the collection’s initial launch. It is rendered in Brique and Noisette suede with a matching suede interior and a simple snap closure. It doesn’t take an experts eye to see that this is the work of a true master of leather craft!
Color: Brique & Noisette
Measures: W 10.5" x H 5" x D 2"
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.