• Kelly handbag in blue jean Epsom, Hermès Paris (estimation : 60 000 - 80 000 € / 83 000 - 110 000 $)

Kelly handbag in blue jean Epsom, Hermès Paris (estimation : 60 000 - 80 000 € / 83 000 - 110 000 $)

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A Kelly handbag for auction to honor Grace of Monaco

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7 May 2014
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For the 3rd consecutive year, Artcurial takes its summer quarters at the Hermitage Hotel in Monaco . It is the opportunity for a sales week in the prestigious auction in Monaco. Appointment expected by collectors of the brand, sale vintage Hermes offer a hundred exceptional lots. This is the world exclusive of saddle that will be offered to French and foreign buyers resort on the Côte d' Azur through the most unconventional creations.
The craziest iconic Kelly and Birkin bags versions will be presented honoring the finest exotic skins and boldest colors. These include a Birkin bag 35cm crocodile porosus black to white gold clasp decorated with diamond (estimate 90,000 - € 100,000 / 125,000 - $ 140,000 ) ; a second Himalayan Birkin bag 30cm crocodile niloticus matte white Parchment ( accuracy 50 000 to 60 000 € / 70,000 - $ 83,000 ) .
Celebrating the Monaco princess who gave her name to one of the most famous creations of Hermes, Artcurial will sell the original single bag Kelly 40cm Epsom calfskin blue jeans, screen printed with a photographic portrait of Grace Kelly 1954 (estimate 60,000 - € 80,000 / 83,000 - $ 110,000 ) .

A rare item that pays homage to the figure of style , the year the film based on her life by Olivier Dahan, will open the Cannes Film Festival 2014.

The piece: 40cm Kelly Bag Epsom calfskin blue jeans, Hermes Paris , textile decoration screen printed with a portrait of Grace Kelly in 1954, made ​​in France , unique piece, 2007 (estimate : 60 000 to 80 000 € / 83,000 - $ 110,000 ).

The sale will also offer more unusual objects such as a Smart Toile H sheathed in red leather , limited edition of 40 copies (estimate 20,000 - € 30,000 / 27 000-41 $ '000) . Since its inception in 2005 , led of Cyril Pigot specialist, Hermès vintage Artcurial sales have become an international reference. In 2013, with three sales, the department has achieved a turnover of € 4 million.
Place of sale : Hotel Hermitage , Monte Carlo , Salons Belle Epoque
3rd week of July 2014
Exhibitions in Paris and Monaco : July 2014