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  • 25 May 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Christie's Handbags and Accessories

New York – Online Auction

A Limited Edition Shiny & Matte Bleu Colvert Porosus Crocodile Ghillies Birkin 35 with Palladium Hardware

HERMÈS, 2015 

Estimate: $50,000-60,000

New York – Christie’s New York proudly announces its upcoming Handbags & Accessories Online June Auction. The sale offers a noteworthy collection of the most collectible handbags today, predominately focused on limited-edition pieces in rare sizes and summer hues.

The auction features handpicked pieces ranging from brand new, “Grade 1” handbags to beautiful vintage pieces in a variety of styles and colorways including Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and more. Estimates range from accessories under $1,000 to $60,000 across more than 172 lots.


Highlights include an Hermès 2015 Limited Edition Shiny & Matt Bleu Colvert Porosus Crocodile Ghillies Birkin 35 With Palladium Hardware (above image). Further notable lots are included below.

Public preview of this sale includes full exhibition at Christie’s 20 Rockefeller Center Galleries June 16th-22nd as well as highlight exhibitions in Hong Kong May 25th-31st and in Los Angeles June 6th-9th.


Caitlin Donovan, Head of US Sale: “The sale was curated by our expert team in the US, and speaks to Christie’s ability to provide the most exceptional Handbags & Accessories in the world to our robust global clientele. Whether accompanying your summer travels or to simply add to a growing collection, this dynamic sale is bound to interest emerging handbag collectors and seasoned connoisseurs alike.”

For more information and to browse the sale click HERE and @christieshandbags.

About Christie’s

Founded in 1766, Christie’s is a world-leading art and luxury business. Renowned and trusted for its expert live and online auctions, as well as its bespoke private sales, Christie’s offers a full portfolio of global services to its clients, including art appraisal, art financing, international real estate and education. Christie’s has a physical presence in 46 countries, throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with flagship international sales hubs in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Geneva. It also is the only international auction house authorized to hold sales in mainland China (Shanghai).

Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvador Mundi, 2017), for a single collection sale (the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, 2018), and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019).

Christie’s Private Sales offers a seamless service for buying and selling art, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar, working exclusively with Christie’s specialists at a client’s individual pace.

Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats. 

Christie’s is dedicated to advancing responsible culture throughout its business and communities worldwide, including achieving sustainability through net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and actively using its platform in the art world to amplify under-represented voices and support positive change.

Browse, bid, discover, and join us for the best of art and luxury at: www.christies.com or by downloading Christie’s apps. The COVID-related re-opening status of our global locations is available here.