Lot 12: Hermès, Reversible Black/Brown Hapi Belt, France, 1997
October 25, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Brown and black leather, gold-tone metal
Hermès (est. 1837) – French maker of luxury goods
Marked with company’s logo, ‘Paris – Made in France’ as well as embossed ‘70’, '2T0' and with year reference ‘A'
Broad leather belt with gold-tone buckle closure, wearable on both sides
Enclosed within black cardboard box
Total length: 84 cm
Very good condition
The belt is in very good condition. Occasionally slight abrasion or scratches. The size is 70, the total length measures 84 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.
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