Hermes, the French label known for its high-end luxury lifestyle products has teamed up with Christie’s, to auction four one-of-a-kind versions of its Passe-Guide handbag representing England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales; a tribute to the United Kingdom and Ireland.
“Christie’s will conduct a time-based online-auction of the handbags which will run during and after the exhibition. The auction will begin on Monday, 14th May and each bag will be sold to the highest bidder on Friday, 1st June. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Royal Academy of Arts.”
The handbags will be unveiled at the launch of Hermès “Leather Forever” exhibition which will be open to the public from 8th – 27th May 2012 at the galleries at 6 Burlington Gardens, London, W1.
A ‘Rouge H’ Box Leather ‘Passe Guide England’ Bag Hermès, 2012 Estimate: £8,000-10,000
An ‘Irish Green’ Crocodile ‘Passe Guide Ireland’ Bag Hermès, 2012 Estimate: £22,000-24,000
A ‘Barenia Natural’ Leather And Tartan ‘Passe Guide Scotland’ Bag Hermès, The Tartan By Johnstons Of Elgin, 2012 Estimate: £8,000-10,000
A ‘Vert Fonce’ Box Leather ‘Passe Guide Wales’ Bag Hermès, 2012 Estimate: £8,000-10,000
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