Lot 18: Hermès, Dogon GM Wallet, France, c. 2000
October 25, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Red togo and lamb’s leather, metal with silver and palladium coating
France, around 2000
Hermès – French maker of luxury goods, established in 1837
Marked with ‘HERMES PARIS’ on the ‘Clou de Selle’ clasp
Wallet with rectangular basic shape; the leather partly nubby, partly smooth
The interior dived in two parts and fitted with 5 compartments for cards
1 removable wallet with zipper and 2 further pockets
Original dust bag
Overall dimensions: 12.5 x 20 cm
A high-quality and neatly arranged wallet
The wallet is in a good condition, showing only the lightest traces of wear. The overall dimensions are 12.5 x 20 cm, and the purse measures 9.5 x 16 cm.
The company Hermès, based in Paris, was founded in 1837 by the saddler Thierry Hermès (1901-1878) as a business for riding accessories. Under Thierry's son, Charles-Émile Hermès, the product range was extended to cases and leather bags as of 1878. Handbags were introduced in the 1920s. Finally, in 1951, the company launched its first perfume. The high quality and durability of the Hermès products quickly became known throughout Europe. Today, Hermès is known worldwide for its high quality craftsmanship. (cko)
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