Vintage Hermes, Paris, Black Box Calf "Kelly" Bag
Sold for $4,750
1969, the flap brass-monogrammed "LEB", for Lin Emery Braselman, the forward strap stamped "Hermes/Paris" and blind-stamped "Y", with lock and clochette all stamped "002", the leather-lined interior with two forward slip pockets and an opposing long slip pocket, all bottle-green suede-lined, resting on four abbreviated cone feet.
overall h. 12", w. 11-1/2", d. 4-3/4"; handle drop: 3-1/4"
Provenance: Estate of Lin Emery, New Orleans, Louisiana.
**In overall good, vintage condition. The box calf flap exhibits surface crackling, possibly due to opening and closing over time. The sides with very fine crackling at the gathered upper portion. The body generally good with very scattered light scuffs and scratches.
The brass handle rings, lock, keys and turn closure all with typical light oxidation.
The tab ends and plaques have scattered scratches and have a slightly "rose gold" color. The "Hermes/Paris" stamp on the forward tab is slightly angled upward.
Impressed "Hermes/Paris" has lost its applied gilt surface.
The leather interior with the expected scuffs and light wear, but overall clean.
Slip pockets with typical wear to the narrow top edge of each.
All of the above consistent with age and use.