Hermès: Four One-of-a-Kind Passe-Guide Bags

Hermès and Christie's are delighted to announce a collaboration providing an exciting opportunity to acquire four exceptional handbags.

In celebration of its 'Leather Forever' exhibition which opens in London on 8 May 2012, Hermès has created four one-of-a-kind versions of its Passe-Guide handbag representing England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales; a tribute to the United Kingdom and Ireland. Christie's will conduct a time-based online-auction of the handbags which will run alongside the exhibition. The auction will begin on Monday, 14 May and each bag will be sold to the highest bidder on Friday, 31 May 2012. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Royal Academy of Arts.

For property inquiries, please contact Christie's Fashion Department at +44 20 7752 3216. For general inquiries, please contact Christie's Client Service in the UK at +44 20 7839 9060 or in New York at +1 212 636 2000. Or, if you prefer, Christie's can be reached via email at hermes@christies.com.