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Hermès Ephemera

Hermès (FRANCE)

For Hermès, what began as a maker of leather equestrian goods for European noblemen would eventually grow into one of the most storied fashion labels in the world. In 1837, German-born French entrepreneur Thierry Hermès opened a saddle and harness purveyor in Paris. Gradually, the house extended into accessories and luggage for its riders, and today, in paying homage to its origins, the family-run luxury brand resurfaces horse motifs in everything from clothing and modernist jewelry to pillows and handbags.

The first top-handled bag ever produced by Hermès was the Haut à courroies, which made its debut in 1892. A tall bag secured with a folded leather flap (fastened with bridle-inspired straps), it was designed to transport riding boots and a harness. As the world made the switch from horse to automobile, the bag adapted, becoming a multifunctional travel satchel instead of a designated saddlebag. Today, 120 years later, the HAC remains in Hermès’s line — and its distinctive flap and clasping straps have laid the groundwork for some of the house’s other iconic bags.

In the 1930s, Robert Dumas (son-in-law to Émile-Maurice Hermès, Thierry’s grandson) designed a smaller, trapezoidal take on the flap bag with a handle and two side straps. Later, actress Grace Kelly, then engaged to Prince Rainier of Monaco, is said to have used one of these bags to conceal her pregnancy during the 1950s. Because she was photographed constantly, the coverage catapulted her handbag to international popularity. In 1977, Hermès officially renamed the model for her, and the Kelly bag was born. Each Kelly bag takes between 18 and 25 hours to produce, and its 680 hand stitches owe solely to one Hermès artisan.

Robert Dumas was also responsible for another one of the brand’s most iconic offerings: the launch of its first silk scarf on the occasion of Hermès’s 100th anniversary in 1937. Based on a woodblock designed by Dumas and printed on Chinese silk, the accessory was an immediate hit.

Today, vintage Hermès scarves, typically adorned in rich colors and elaborate patterns, serve many functions, just as they did back then. Well-heeled women wear it on their heads, around their necks and, in a genius piece of cross-promotion, tied to the straps of their Hermès bags. Kelly even once used one as a sling for her broken arm.

In 1981, Robert Dumas’s son Jean-Louis Dumas, then Hermès chairman, found himself sitting next to French actress and musician Jane Birkin on a plane, where she was complaining about finding a suitable carryall for the necessary accoutrements of motherhood. After the two travelers were properly introduced, Birkin helped design Jean-Louis’s most famous contribution to the Hermès canon: the Birkin bag, a roomy, square catchall with the HAC’s trademark leather flap top and the addition of a lock and key. Owing to the brand’s legendary commitment to deft, handcrafted construction, the Birkin is an investment that is coveted by collectors everywhere.

While the Kelly and Birkin may be standouts, gracing the arms of everyone from royal heiresses to hip-hop stars in the past few decades, the handbags are but a small part of Hermès’s fashion offerings. Since the 1920s, the brand has produced some of the most desirable leather goods in the world. There’s the Constance bag, a favorite of Jacqueline Kennedy, the recently relaunched 1970s-era Evelyne and, on the vintage market, a slew of designs dating back to the 1920s.

Good design never goes out of style. Find a variety of vintage Hermès handbags, day dresses, shoes and more on 1stDibs.

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Hermes Ulysse Notebook Cover Rose Mexcio PM Model with Lined Paper Refill
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offer a guaranteed authentic Hermes Ulysse PM model notebook cover featured in vibrant Rose Mexico togo leather. Palladium Clou de Selle snap. Comes with a new notebook li...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Change Tray Tigre Royal Or/Rouge Hand Painted New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Tigre Royal featured in Gold (Or) and Red (Rouge) change tray. Hand-painted Limoges Porcelain. This magnificent regal tiger is a colle...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermès Raconte Moi Le Cheval 25 Pieces Foam RARE
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Please notice: Not suitable for children under 36 months of age Adorable Authentic Hermès Puzzle Pattern: "Raconte moi le Cheval" Made in France Made of foam, soft 25 pieces Co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Ephemera

Exceptional Hermès Vintage Ashtray Change Tray LIDO Parisian Cabaret 1986
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Exceptional Rare Authentic Hermès Ashtray Pattern: LIDO / Bluebell girls dancers, from the "PANACHE" new show The "LIDO" is one of the 2 famous french Cabaret in Paris Ashtray fro...
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1980s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Ex-Libris Twilly Box Boite Ronde Mahogany Wood New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Boite Ronde Ex-Libris Twilly box. Hand carved in rich Mahogany wood. Exquisite display piece in any room. Use for your twillies, or to...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Neobain Les Leopard Embossed Orange Case Small Model
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic limited edition Hermes Neobain Les Leopards case featured in the small model. Beautiful signature Orange with two leopards embossed on front. Top black zipper wi...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Blanket Avalon III Black/ Ecru Throw Blanket New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offer a guaranteed authentic Hermes classic Avalon III signature H blanket featured in rare Black, Camel and Ecru. Created from 90% Merino Wool and 10% cashmere and has wh...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Rodeo PM Bag Charm Craie / Sesame / Cornaline New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offer a guaranteed authentic coveted Hermes PM Rodeo bag charm featured in Craie, Sesame and Cornaline. Charming and playful she easily adorns a myriad bag colours in your...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Rodeo MM Bag Charm Craie / Sesame / Cornaline New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Rodeo MM featured in coveted Craie with a Sesame mane and tail. Saddle and holder are Coranline. Skin is lamb Milo Signature HERMES PARIS MADE IN FRANCE...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Change Tray Cheval D'Apparat Porcelain Rare Print New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes marvelous Cheval D'Apparat print change tray. Printed Porcelain features a horse created from abstract prints. A perfect accent piece for any room. Prote...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Poker Box Set Mahogany Wood New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Mosaique Poker box for entertainment with a dash of luxury. Crafted Mahogany wood with stamped golden Mosaique motif leather lid. Roun...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Clickazoo Rabbit Orange / White Whimsical Origami Art Piece New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offer a guaranteed authentic Hermes Clickazoo origami Rabbit featured in Orange and white. A whimsical Art Piece with Clou de Selle Palladium snaps. Orginally designed by ...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Eole Riding Helmet Black / Rouge H Strap 57 / 7/8 New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offer a guaranteed authentic unisex Hermes Eole Riding Helmet featured in Black with Rouge H chin strap. Constructed of Polycarbonate for lightweight protection. Zermatt l...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermès Vintage Porcelain Ashtray Change Tray Castle and Horses Pattern
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Beautiful and Rare Authentic Hermès Ashtray Pattern: Castle and Horses, and 2 cute dogs on the right Made in France Made of Porcelain with golden edges Colorways: Beige, Orange, ...
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20th Century Hermès Ephemera

Hermès Vintage Porcelain Ashtray Change Tray The Seahorse Mythology in Porcelain
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Beautiful and Rare Authentic Hermès Ashtray Pattern: Seahorse This creature is from the greek mythology. It has a horse front, and a fish or snake rear part Made in France Made o...
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20th Century Hermès Ephemera

Hermès Collar and Leash Set for Pet Dog
By Hermès
Located in Geneva, CH
These pre-owned in perfect condition collar and leash from Hermès are a special "treat" for your best friend ! This set is crafted in a wonderful Epsom calfskin leather with off-whit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Shoe Polishing Glove Mitt Gold / Brown New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Shoe Polishing Glove in Gold Lambskin. Polishing Glove unrolls to reveal the brown shearling polishing side. Fits over hand. Palladium...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Samarcande Paperweight Aubergine Lacquered Wood New/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Samarcnade paperweight featured in Aubergine laquered wood. Crafted in layers of hand lacquered wood, and sanded to reveal the beauty of the colour. This ...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermès Black Leather Collier de chien Bracelet
By Hermès
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Bracelet signed Hermès model Collier de Chien, made of black leather with golden hardware. It is in good condition
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Early 2000s Hermès Ephemera

Hermès Hemisphaerium Coeli Boreale Pattern Balls Game
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Rare Authentic Hermès Game 5 small silver metal balls to place in the holes The background is the "Hemisphaerium Coeli Boreale" Hermès Pattern Inside the lid is written "1999 L'AN...
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1990s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Apollo 24 Celestial Globe Blue de Prusse
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Apollo 24 Celestial Globe featured in Blue de Prusse. Created from 12 sheathed pieces of printed leather the leather marquetry is exqu...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Ashtray La Source de Pegase Silver Limoges Porcelain New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Platinum La Source de Pegase Limoges porcelain ashtray. Hand painted platinum trim and decorated using chromolithography. White with T...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Tray Jungle Love Emerald Limoges Porcelain New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Jungle Love Limoges porcelain tray featured in Emerald. Hand painted porcelain with hand painted platinum trim. This beloved print is ...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Park Picnic Basket A Walk in the Garden Plates and More New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic limited edition Hermes Park Picnic Basket for a most delightful outing with a dash of luxury. Hand braided wicker ( Osier ) accentuated with ...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Mini Samarcande Chess Set Let's Play! New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offer a guaranteed authentic Hermes Mini Samarcande Chess Set featured in Brique offered with a dash of luxury! A mini Chess game with magnetic pieces. Composed of Natural...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermès Smallest Mini Kelly Bag Ever Pill or Photo Box Sterling Silver RARE
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Rare Authentic Hermès Pill Box Mini "Kelly" Bag shape Can be used to put jewelry, a photo, your pills, your treasures! Made of Sterling Silver (925/1000) Opens by the front "HER...
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20th Century Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Blanket Rocabar Blue Hermes Sellier Clou de Selle New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Rocabar Blanket with fringe and Hermes Seller Clou de Selle. Created from 100% Wool this wonderfully warm blanket is a chic addition to any room. Converse...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Change Tray Les Jardins D'Armenie Nuit / Or Porcelain New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes porcelain Les Jardins d'Armenie ashtray / change tray. Depicts an exotic Armenian garden intricately displayed in Nuit and Or (gold). A perfect accent pie...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermès Savana Dance Skateboard
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermès made their foray into the world of skate culture with a line of skateboards that featured archival designs from the house. Fantastically curated in the multi-colour 'Savana Da...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Ephemera

Hermès Hermès celebrates its 150th anniversary Figurine Rider Horse 1837-1987
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Beautiful Authentic Hermès Figurine Created to celebrate 150th anniversary of Hermès Design comes from the Hermès scarf called "Feux d'Artifice", which shows an artificer rider on ...
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1990s Hermès Ephemera

Cathy Latham, the "Cuvee d'Hermes" plisée Scarf
By Hermès
Located in Bilbao, ES
Silk Couvee D Hermes Scarf 90 Yellow AUTHENTIC 90 cm / 35.4in HERMES Silk Scarf. Signed by Cathy Latham, the "Cuvee d'Hermes" is one of the most sought after Hermes scarves. Each...
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1980s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Change Tray Carnets D'Equateur Porcelain New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes porcelain Carnets D'Equateur change tray. Depicts a Jaguar in the wild. Designed by Robert Dallet. A perfect accent piece for any room. Protected by velve...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Croquis De Tigre Blanket Gris Cashmere New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Croquis De Tigre blanket featured in Gris. Impossibly soft Cashmere, this gorgeous Robert Dallet print is created with five screens fo...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Change Tray Hermes Sellier Rouge / Or Limoges Porcelain New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Sellier change tray featured in Rouge and Or. Limoges Porcelain decorated with chromolithography. A decorative ashtray piece perfect for any room. Protect...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Change Tray Hermes Sellier Blue Roi / Or Limoges Porcelain New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Sellier change tray featured in Bleu Roi and Or. Limoges Porcelain decorated with chromolithography. A decorative ashtray piece perfect for any room. Prot...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Change Tray Pegase Limoges Porcelain
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes marvelous Pegase change tray. Printed Limoges Porcelain features Pegase print in rich blue, red and orange colors. A perfect accent piece for any room. Pr...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Clickazoo Toucan Orange / Lime Whimsical Art Piece New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Clickazoo Toucan featured in Feu Orange and Lime. A whimsical Art Piece with Clou de Selle Palladium snaps. This piece snaps together into a Toucan for di...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Cushion Avalon I PM H Ecru and Gris Fonce Throw Pillow Set of Two
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes classic Avalon I signature H pillow Ecru and Gris Fonce. The removable cover is created from 85% Merino Wool and 15% cashmere and has whip stitch edges. M...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermès Grigri Bag Charm Horse Hair Crinoline and Silk Rare
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Lovely Authentic Hermès Charm Made of horse mane hair Bound and tied with silk links Small silver metal medal, "HERMES LA NATURE AU GALOP" From 2016 Colorways: Crinoline is bei...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Cushion Avalon III PM H Ecru Gris Clair Throw Pillow Set of Two
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes classic PM Avalon III signature H pillow Ecru and Gris Clair. The removable cover is created from 90% Merino Wool and 10% cashmere and has whip stitch edg...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Bain Flat Yachting Pouch Case Natural w/ Bubblegum Cotton Large New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic "Hermes Bain" flat yachting pouch featured in the large model. Natural cotton canvas with Rose Bubblegum print. Top zipper with leather zipper toggle. Cotton can...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermès Vintage Small Table Ashtray Culbuto in Black Leather RARE
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Super Cute Authentic Hermès Ashtray The rounded bottom allows it not to fall, and the holes allow to hold the cigarettes Can be hung thanks to its handle Vintage Item Made of sm...
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20th Century Hermès Ephemera

Hermès Ravinet d'Enfert Vintage Letter Opener Paper Cutter Horse Shaped RARE
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Exceptional Authentic Hermès Letter Opener Absolutely stunning, a rare collector item Horse Shaped Made in France Vintage Item, made by Ravienet d'Enfert for Hermès Made of silv...
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20th Century Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Acrylic Brown Orange White Horse Children Plush Novelty Toy
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Acrylic Made in Italy Length 18.5" 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier luxury fashion dealer on the 1stDibs platform. We have maintained the ‘Recognized’ Dea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Playing Cards Les 4 Mondes Set 2 Decks New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes playing cards features Les 4 Mondes bridge set. Marvelous gifting idea! 1 set is red and gray the other is black and gray. Trim color is silver. The car...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Playing Cards Couvertures Nouvelles Bridge Set
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Couvertures Nouvelles Bridge playing cards. Sets are multicolored depicting horses with blankets and stripes. The cards are new and sealed. Set include...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Ashtray Les Jardins D'Armenie Blue / Or Porcelain New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes porcelain Les Jardins d'Armenie ashtray / change tray. Depicts an exotic Armenian garden intricately displayed in blue and or (gold). A perfect accent pie...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Sleep Eye Mask Multi Color Silk Vibrant Feathers New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Petit h scarf print silk sleep eye mask. Feather motif in rich blues, touches of purple, with brown and gray. Rear is solid in a beautiful deep teal. Ligh...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Sleep Eye Mask Multicolor Silk Gray Feather Motif New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Petit h scarf print silk feather motif sleep eye mask. Teal with gray, taupe blue and green. Rear is solid. Light weight and very soft. Great for travelin...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Les Vitrines Hermes Contes Nomades Leila Menchari Rare Book New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes extraordinarily beautiful hardcover book of shop windows of Hermes designed by the legendary Leila Menchari. A gorgeous coffee table book and this rare bo...
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Late 20th Century Hermès Ephemera

Hermes NEW Multicolor Yellow Multi Wood Savana Animal Leopard Skateboard in Box
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Wood Kryptonics wheels Made in France Measures 7.25" W x 23.75" L x 3.9" H Includes box 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier luxury fashion dealer on the 1s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Ephemera

Hermes NEW Blue Yellow Ivory Stripe Beach Fringe Blanket Throw in Box
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Cotton and Linen Blend Made in Belgium Length 76" Width 60" Includes box 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier luxury fashion dealer on the 1stDibs platform. S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Dog Bed Oakwood with Two Sided Cushion New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Dog Bed crafted in oak wood. The bed comes with a 2 sided cushion: a rich genuine lambskin for winter and a lighter breathable fabric for summer. Machine ...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Rocabar Dog Collar Small Model w/ Leash New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Rocabar dog collar featured in the Small size. Collar features signature Rocabar with iconic Hermes colors. Buckle is stirrup shaped. D ring for a leash. ...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Jardin d'Osier Silk Blend Set of Two Cushions
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Jardin d'Osier Silk Blend Set of Two Cushions Inspired by an Indian garden with its flowers, its shrubs and its fountains, this unpublished drawing by Pierre Marie describes ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Indians Cotton Beach Towel Donner La Main
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermes mulltico cotton beach towel featuring an indian print, named " Donner La Main", a white back side. In good vintage condition. Made in France. 35,4in. (90cm) X 56.2 in. (143cm...
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Late 20th Century Hermès Ephemera

Vintage HERMES Gold Horse Head Art Deco Paperweight Magnifying Glass
By Hermès
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage HERMES Gold Horse Head Art Deco Paperweight Magnifying Glass Measurements: Horse Head: 2.12 inches (5.4 cm) Width: 5.11 inches (13 cm) Diameter: 3.15 inches (8 cm) Features...
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1970s Hermès Ephemera

Hermes Rodeo Bag Charm MM Blue Celeste Malachite Craie Horse
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic coveted Hermes MM features retired Blue Celeste Rodeo horse charm with Craie tail and mane. Saddle and holder are Malachite. Skin is lamb Milo Signature HERMES P...
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2010s Hermès Ephemera