This featured Verrou Chaine Mini is crafted from Ombre Lizard which is fairly unprocessed in order for it to maintain its natural texture and beauty. Definitely a collector’s favorite, Hermes bags in full lizard skin are extremely valuable, even more so now as the Maison rarely use it for its new creations.
The Verrou Chaine was introduced as a clutch in 1938 by Hermes chairman, Robert Dumas. The bag’s distinctive clasp was inspired by the humble closure system of horse stalls. The Verrou was then updated and reintroduced in 2017, during the maison’s Spring/Summer collection.
Collection: D (2019)
Accompanied by: Hermes box, dustbag, and carebook, box, CITES
Measurements: 8" width x 4.5" width x 1" depth
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.
New - No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware and never worn.
Pristine - Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn and essentially as new.
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.