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Lot #16 


Retourné Kelly 28

calf leather, palladium hardware
22 × 28 × 10 cm
Estimate: 300,000 CZK - 500,000 CZK
Starting price: 180,000 CZK
Hammer price:
265,000 CZK
Condition: excellent
Accessories: formal and casual long straps for shoulder wear, lock and keys in a clochette, dust bag, waterproof bag, original box

The vintage Retourné Kelly 28 handbag in fresh Lime color is a beautiful example of the combination of aesthetic and high quality craftsmanship. It is made of fine calf leather with palladium hardware. Auctioneers have a unique opportunity to acquire this piece from the house of Hermès, which due to limited quantities and high demand, along with their timelessness, have become sought after collector's pieces as well as increasingly profitable and secure investments. The iconic Kelly was originally created in the 1930s by the director of the fashion house Hermès, Robert Dumas, as an innovative and modern type of women's handbag. It was not until the turn of the 1950s, however, that the name Kelly was given to it in honour of the Princess of Monaco and film star, Grace Kelly. Legend has it that she was photographed with this handbag across her stomach to hide the first signs of pregnancy, which is how the handbag became a best-selling fashion accessory and earned the name Kelly.