Vintage Hermès Birkin 25 Black Salvator Lizard With Jacob & Co. White Gold & Diamond Hardware - 2009, Square M
First launched in 2004, the 25cm Birkin was initially met with a less than enthusiastic response. For the first decade of its existence, small bags were out and big bags were in, the 35cm holding standard over all other Birkins. In recent years, the growing demand for small bags and small Birkins has led to a surge in popularity for unusual early examples of this diminutive size. This 25cm Birkin, done in Black Salvator Lizard with custom diamonds by Jacob & Co, masterfully set in white gold. A one of a kind Birkin that will set any room ablaze! It is a spectacular example from the early years of this size’s production. Maintained in Pristine condition, an exceptional piece for any collection, Salvator Lizard is distinct for its small, flat, hexagonal scales.
Hardware: White Gold with Diamonds and Palladium standard
Material: Varanus Salvadorii Lizard
25cm: 10" W x 5" D x 8"H
Collection: 2009, Square M
Varanus salvadorii is a species of monitor lizard endemic to New Guinea. It is the largest monitor lizard known from Store Fresh Guinea, and is one of the longest lizards in the world.
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.