7 June 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 6,000
GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,000
HERMÈS, A TRI-COLOUR KELLY BAG
souple in cream, fawn and chocolate vachette d'Ardennes, with brushed gilt metal hardware, detachable shoulder strap, keyfob and keys, blindstamp G,--32cm, with original dustbags
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Probably made for a window display in Hermes' flagship in Paris circa 2003. The use of three colours is bespoke and not available in the stores. The hardware is also unusual having a brushed gilt metal finish and not the more usual polished finish.
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