An iconic Hermes style, the Kelly is a highly-coveted accessory radiating of true French luxury. The legendary bag was first produced in 1935 under the name 'Sac a depeches'. In 1956, Grace Kelly was photographed carrying the handbag to conceal her pregnancy. It was shortly thereafter christened the 'Kelly'. This specific piece is crafted with exceptionally fine ebene Porosus Crocodile, which is recognized as the premier Hermes leather due to its exotic nature and symmetrical scale pattern. In the sellier design, it is not outlined by a thin piping along the edges. Complete with gold-plated hardware an a detachable shoulder strap, this Kelly is an un-paralleled masterpiece of elegant sophistication. Made circa 1960. Stamped P. The top handle, lock jacket, and bottom corners show moderate wear. The hardware is lightly scuffed. The interior is noticeably scratched and worn.
Exterior Condition: Vintage
Interior Condition: Vintage
Handle Drop: 3 1/2 inch
Type of Material: Crocodile
Accessories: Lock & Key, Clochette
Designer Dust Bag: Yes
Dimensions: 13.0"L 4.5"W 9.0"H. 3.5 handle drop