Lot 1014 (Objects of Desire, 18th October 2017)

An Hermès 32 black box calf leather 'Kelly' handbag

An Hermès 32 black box calf leather 'Kelly' handbag,
crafted from black box calf leather, featuring a structured top handle, front gold-tone turn lock and leather strap closure, detachable clochette with maker's padlock and leg stamped 'Hermès,, Paris, Made in France', blind stamp for 1988

Sold for £1,750

Condition report
Overall good condition.
Some small scratches to leather, especially on the front and base, wear to studs on base, which Hermes will restore if taken to the store.
Wear to padlock but original hardware in very good condition, some light scratches, show up in the light.
Dust particles to Interior, some scratches to the interior leather, pocket lining rub onto leather.
No signs of renovation.
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The auction details are as follows:

Auction: Objects of Desire, 18th October 2017

15 October 2017 10am 1pm
16 October 2017 9am - 5pm
17 October 2017 9am - 5pm
18 October 2017 from 9am

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