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Auction Highlight: Hermes Vintage in Monaco

Hermes Vintage in Monaco

Feast for fashionists: “Artcurial Briest-Poulain–F.Tajan” organized on 24 July at the posh Hotel Hermitage in Monte Carlo an auction with one hundred vintage handbags from Hermes. A Kelly Bag, which adorns the image of the young Gracy Kelly, is considered quite highly unusual and unique piece counts as a unique rarity of the many highlights of this auction.

Vintage handbags from luxury brands like Hermes avancierte in recent years, much sought-after collector’s items and are enjoying rising even as an investment increasing popularity, and the trend. Especially searched objects of desire are collectors Birkin Bags, followed by Kelly bags. With these two models can do basically nothing wrong.

Unless you fail to invest in a fake. But before one is safe in a recognized auction house Artcurial like.

Auction with the most beautiful handbags by Hermes

What makes these classics so desirable, are high quality, low numbers and their exorbitant price. In the auction house the coveted trophies are nevertheless still a bit cheaper, but do not come cheap. Last but not least attracted at an auction the advantage that the often month long waits for expensive manufactured in tedious manual work pieces even with the labor-intensive and material procurement accounts for extremely time-consuming custom.

It is the third season, in which the renowned auction house Artcurial, with its most prestigious sales of the year in the summer attracts the Côte d’Azur to Monaco and a week quarters in the luxury 5-star beach hotel Hotel Hermitage in Monte Carlo relates. And the success of the previous year are the leaders right: only the auction of Hermes Vintage Handbags achieved in Monaco 2013 revenues of more than 1.5 million euros.

Hundreds of Hermes handbags

The exclusive array of hundreds of Hermes handbags in this summer range from numerous variants of the most coveted cult Bag “Birkin Bag” on the luxurious handbag “Constance” with H-closure up to the legendary “Kelly Bag” in colors from subtle classic to striking eye-catchers in Apple Green, Shocking Pink to turquoise or two or three colored bi or tri-color jewelry.


Hermes in all sizes, shapes and colors

The variety of different shapes, sizes, special designs, colors, different materials will hardly surprise connoisseurs. Finally, the luxury label Hermes for its handbags alone twenty Leather from the finest calf leather to various crocodile species, python, ostrich or lizard to choose from and served its customers like the wildest cravings.

Original, unique pieces to funny

Therefore, in addition to some very exclusive and precious rarities wait a plethora of extravagant and original models such as the Kelly bag in soft silky shimmering Perlmuttrose, decorated with flowers made of plastic beads, a showpiece of the Hermes stores (estimate 7,000 to 10,000 euros). Or the “Kelly Bag plush teddy” brown with some details in black from 2005, which makes a fluffy cream-colored sheepskin trim to a special (estimate: $ 18,000 to 22,000 euros).

A rare “source Idols Kelly Doll Bag” from Gulliver calf leather in orange by designer Jean-Louis Dumas in 2000, with its high grin factor is. This handbag has actually arms with hands and legs with feet dangling in the bag body plus it shows also a friendly smiling face (estimate: $ 10,000 to 12,000 euros).

Rare Hermes models

Rooms are available in other models called “A baguette”, “Berline”, “race car”, “Paris-Bombay”, “drag”, “Dalvy”, “Egee”, “Himalaya”, “Jimmy’s”, “Plume” or “Sequana “. The Director, Vintage & Collections at Artcurial, Cyril Pigot has chosen the beautiful and exclusive pieces themselves. Auctioneer and Miteigentumen François Tajan can it is taking personally to swing the hammer on July 24.

Jane Birkin estimates Artcurial

Artcurial, founded in 2002, enjoys an excellent reputation and trust and is highly Vintage. The house has been acquired since 2005 especially with its auctions of vintage Hermes handbags be 1A Image for excellent connoisseurship in his illustrious clients, to sellers and buyers.

Even Jane Birkin was in the past a separate copy of the same named model of Artcurial auction, Naomi Campbell followed with their green alligator Birkin Bag this example and Princess Stephanie of Monaco donated a single piece of her mother. When celebrities on separate auctions of such pieces, then the keyword is usually preferred charity and serves a good purpose. This is also the highlight of the current auction.

Unique Kelly bag with the image of Grace Kelly

A exeptionelle feature is the Kelly bag in blue jean Epsom leather, printed on the canvas the shot in March 1954, photographic portrait of young, beautiful picture Grace Kelly shows. This exceptional one-off production was completed in 2007 by Hermes for the special exhibition “The Grace Kelly Years”. The gala show at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco then went on tour around the world.

The daughter of Princess Grace, Princess Stephanie of Monaco, the rarity with a silver pen and the word ‘Stephanie’ hand signed. For this handbag was determined from the outset to be auctioned for a good cause, namely for the fight against AIDS in Monaco at Artcurial. The proceeds of the bag hits the founded by Princess Stephanie charity organization ‘Fight Aids Monaco’. It is expected with a revenue from 60,000 to 80,000 euros.


Unusual bags alligator

Further, special Raritaten includes a “Birkin Himalayan” matt, two tone, white and gray leather from the Nile crocodile from the year 2011 with silver and palladium buckle and key chains made from crocodile leather. Even the lock of the bag is coated with the crocodile leather. For the case is expected to surcharge for amounts from 50,000 to 70,000 euros.

Mini-Kelly bag with diamonds

A mini Kelly in black crocodile leather Porosus noir lined with pink goat leather dates back to 1997, has a yellow gold clasp with diamonds, the key to it was also made of gold and studded with diamonds. The gems bring it to a total of 4.4 carats (estimate: $ 75,000 to 85,000 euros). Such details are especially prized by collectors.

Gem with sparkling diamonds

A Birkin bag made from 2008, also made of black shiny porosus crocodile leather noir, adorned with a precious diamond-studded 9.5 carat white gold buckle, plus there is a matching white gold lock with 2 carat diamonds and a key chain. It will provide 90,000 to 100,000 euros, making it the hochsttaxierte highlight of this Gala Auction.

Maison Cartier in “Grace of Monaco”

Maison Cartier in Grace of Monaco

Nicole Kidman plays Grace Kelly in the movie “Grace of Monaco”. The sparkling jewels that she wears in the film, mainly come from the Maison Cartier.

The film “Grace of Monaco” on the style icon and popular princess Grace Kelly has opened the film festival in Cannes on May 14. Lead roles, the American actress Nicole Kidman – and the Maison Cartier. Because the jewelry brand plays an important part in the film.

About forty creations from the various collections of the Maison Cartier, the French luxury brand gave the production team director Olivier Dahan around for the biopic “Grace of Monaco”, including not only jewelry, but also watches. The Special: Five creations of Maison owned by the style icon Grace Kelly were specially faithfully reproduced in agreement with the Principality of Monaco for the film of Cartier. Above all, the famous 10.4 carat engagement ring of Grace Kelly – the shining center of the film.

Reproduction of the legendary engagement ring of Grace Kelly

For her engagement to Prince Rainier III. Monaco in January 1956 glared at the finger of Grace Kelly a diamond in emerald cut, they no longer took off. This went so far that she insisted on wearing the ring on her last screen appearance in the movie “High Society” by Charles Walters. The creation came from the Cartier.

In addition to the legendary ring, Cartier made even more iconic pieces of jewelry, modeled on the original treasures from the estate of Grace Kelly. Including a diamond tiara with rubies, diamonds a Poodle brooch and a diamond chain.

Maison Cartier in Grace of Monaco 2

Jewelry features of “Grace of Monaco”

Not only Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth as Prince Rainier and other actors of the film were equipped with jewels from the French tradition house. So sparkle on the neck and wrist of Paz Vega as Maria Callas magnificent gems from diamonds and onyx, while Tim Roth with classic cufflinks and the tank from Cartier was fitted.

Key scene in front Cartier boutique

A key scene in Olivier Dahan’s film “Grace of Monaco” was also rotated 13 boutique on the Rue de la Paix in Paris in front of the cast iron gates of Cartier. Here told the actress and style icon that they are officially Prince Rainier III. would devote.

Maison Cartier in Grace of Monaco 1

Grace Kelly and Cannes

The Film Festival of Cannes was the favorite festival of the actress and style icon Grace Kelly. Here she also met her future husband know. How fitting that the film “Grace of Monaco” will celebrate as the opening film at the 67th Film Festival world premiere.

Actress Nicole Kidman will probably run on the red carpet. It would not be surprising if sparkle on her neck and wrists treasures from the Maison Cartier.