NEW YORK – An all-Hermes lineup will be offered in an auction of Rare and Coveted Designer Accessories that will be conducted by Jasper52 on Wednesday, March 3. Thirteen Hermes Birkin bags – several valued at six figures – and 29 Kelly bags, clutches and wallets head the list of 143 lots. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.
A Hermes Birkin 35 bag of porosus crocodile in Colvert Blue and gold hardware (above) comes with its lock, keys, clochette, sleepers and signature Hermes box. This ample bag (14 inches wide) is in like-new condition and is valued at $94,000-$113,000.
Likewise, a Hermes Birkin 35 Miel bag in porosus crocodile leather with diamond-studded 18K gold hardware has a value of $359,000-$431,000. It is in like-new condition. The lot includes the bag’s lock and keys in the clochette, sleeper and rain protector.
Inspired by the iconic Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco, the Hermès Kelly bag is the definition of timeless elegance. Of the 29 Kelly items in the sale 14 are clutches. One is classified as a Kelly cut bag clutch in Souffre Epsom leather, which is rarely found. In like now condition, this 12¼ inch-long clutch is expected to sell for $13,000-$15,000.
Hermes Carre pocket pouches are charming little collectibles. The like-new example in the auction has a zipper closure with a tab pull, Palladium hardware and Couverture Novelle printed Swift calfskin leather (est. $2,500-$2,000).
Cristallerie de Saint Louis is has been a part of the Hermès brand since 1989. A
Hermes St. Louis Crystal paperweight heart in clear, quilted glass has hand-applied 24K gold (est. $500-$600). The Saint Louis paperweight hearts are also offered in the auction in smokey black and indigo crystal.
Also available in this exclusive Hermes auction are scarves, pillows, belts and clothing.
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