Hermès

Black Varanus Niloticus Water Monitor Lizard Kelly 20cm

In stock
SKU
QGB0H21MKB000
$39,500
"Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life."
Bill Cunningham
Classic black Kelly accented with gold tone hardware rendered in Varanus Niloticus (lizard) leather. Hermès' Varanus Niloticus lizard is a rather high maintenance skin that must be handled with care and attention so as to maintain the integrity of its iridescent, semi-matte finish. Due to the delicate nature of this lizard skin, Hermès highly recommends an annual, professional cleaning. Includes shoulder strap, lock, two keys, and clochette

About the Kelly: First designed in 1932, the Kelly was introduced as a travel bag that was referred to as the sac à dépêches. It was then renamed to the Kelly after actress Grace Kelly was photographed numerous times with the bag (most notably, while she was pregnant and using it to cover her baby bump). The impeccable craftsmanship, classic silhouette, scarcity, and unique history make the Kelly a must-have for any handbag collector. The two styles of Kelly are the Sellier (or Rigide) and Retourne (or Souple), with the Sellier having a more structured, rigid shape with distinct corners and visible exterior stitching, while the Retourne having a more relaxed, softer shape that has rounded edges as though the bag was turned inside out. It can take a single Hermès craftsman up to 18 hours to construct each Kelly.

Please note, we are unable to ship this exotic piece to California or outside the United States.
  • Top-handle strap and attached shoulder strap
  • Signature 'H' cadena closure
  • Interior slip pocket
  • Leather
  • Leather lining
  • Gold hardware

Excellent Condition. Minor scuffs to hardware; leather is otherwise in excellent condition.

  • Length: 8" (20 cm)
  • Height: 6" (15 cm)
  • Depth: 3.5" (9 cm)
  • Strap Drop: 2.5" (6 cm)
  • Made in France
  • 1962
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Hermes Black Varanus Niloticus Water Monitor Lizard Kelly 20cm