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  • 13 November 2017

MEDIA ALERT: London Handbags & Accessories Exhibition - 15-18 November 2017, Christie's Paris, Sac & Accessoires

Left: A Rose Azalée Swift Leather Birkin 25 with Gold Hardware, Hermès, 2017, estimate: €6,000-€8,000
Centre left: A Shiny Vert Anis Lizard Kelly Pochette with Ruthénium Hardware, Hermès, 2006, estimate: €3,000-€4,000
Centre right: A Matte Rouge Indienne Alligator Birkin 30 with Palladium Hardware, Hermès, 2009, estimate: €20,000-€30,000
Right: A Bleu Hydra Chèvre Leather Kelly 20 II with Palladium Hardware, Hermès, 2017, estimate:  €6,000-€8,000

Paris - After the inaugural Handbags & Accessories auction in London in June 2017 setting a record for most expensive handbag ever sold at auction in Europe, Christie’s will be hosting a Parisian-salon themed preview of the Paris Sacs & Accessoires auction at its King Street headquarters this week, 15-18 November.

The selection to be showcased in London this week will be more than half of the 250-lot auction which will be taking place in Paris on 12 December. This public exhibition will feature runway Chanel pieces, archival and vintage Hermès, and a single-owner collection of important crystal evening bags. The collection will be on view in a multi-room, Parisian-salon style exhibition. Picture-taking encouraged!

What: Parisian Salon Style Exhibition of the Christie’s Paris Sacs & Accessoires in London

Where: Christie’s, 8 King Street, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6QT

When: 15-17 November, 9am - 4:30pm

            18 November, 12pm – 4:30pm

About Christie’s

Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had global auction, private and digital sales in 2017 that totalled £5.1 billion / $6.6 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.

Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.