c.1960s Hermes Rare Blue Calf Box Leather Train or Vanity Case Bag
Hermes is the gold standard when it comes to producing bags and the ones done in the 1950s and into the 1960s are among my favorites. This is a stunning example of the work they were doing during this time period and it pairs exquisite style with excellent craftsmanship. The bag would have been assembled entirely by hand and is a testament to the excellence demanded by the Hermes ateliers. This bag is made from a calf box leather in a wonderful shade of blue. This is the only one I have ever seen in this color so can only imagine that it was a special order as it is very unique. It has both a long, adjustable one shoulder strap and a wooden top handle. The detailing is done in a gold. The bag opens out completely at the top and is secured by a double turnlock closure. The interior is a combination of blue fabric and leather and features one zip pocket, one slip pocket, and four adjustable leather loops to secure the contents. This would have been used as a vanity or train case in its time period and is just the right size to be used as a bag in our modern times. It presents as being in great condition with some notes to review below.
This bag is in very good overall condition. There is very light, normal scuffing to the exterior leather, minor, normal wear scratching to the hardware. Overall the exterior is in excellent condition with wear consistent with its age and normal use. The interior fabric is discolored and the bottom leather base, the side leather loops and sides shows wear and discoloration. There are no signs of alarming odors or real damage. The interior flaws are all surface damage only. General signs of wear and age. The bag is still infinitely wearable with years and years left to it.
11" Width x 8" Height x 8" Depth. The strap adds 18" to the height
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.