Lot 386 (OBJECTS OF DESIRE, 6th July 2016)
An Hermès Paris black crocodile skin 'Kelly' bag,
of traditional form with gilt clasp, complete with covered lock and key, c.1950-60s, hidden stamp, no letter as before 1970,
32cm long, 23cm high (excluding handle)
Sold for £2,800
This bag has been repaired. Straps have been replaced and Hermes logo is upside down. Stitching on handle to repair skin. Date code O.
In used condition. Wear on handle, skin needs repair (which Hermes will do).
Cracks in skin to handle and overall, wear. Cracking to strap.
Lock missing skin to base.
Gilt brass ware tarnished and scratch. Corners of skin worn.
Gilt studs worn.
Cracks to skin on fold over. Interior pocket stitching loose, clean and tidy leather but signs of use.