DescriptionHermes 45cm Cognac Ostrich HAC Birkin Bag with Gold Hardware
Good to Very Good Condition
17.5" Width x 15" Height x 10" Depth
The HAC was actually the original design of the now iconic Hermes Birkin bag. This fantastic piece is done in Cognac Ostrich skin with Gold Hardware. Today, Hermes will not make any Ostrich skin bags larger than 30cm making this bag, at a whopping 45cm is an extremely rare piece. This bag features two handles, lock, keys, and clochette. This bag is perfect for the dedicated Hermes collector. The interior is Cognac Chevre leather.
This bag is in Good to Very Good Condition. There is noticeable scratching and patina to the hardware, and some scuffing and peeling to a few of the pores on the front exterior. There is slight patina to the handles, and light scuffing to the base corners. The clous are noticeably scratched with patina. There is some light creasing to the exterior ostrich. The interior leather is scratched, scuffed, creased, and dented, with some dark markings and brown staining in places. This bag includes an Hermes dustbag, two keys, a lock, and a clochette.
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Pristine - shows little to no indication of handling.
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Good - shows moderate wear and is fully functional.
Fair - shows moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.
References to gold or silver hardware, unless otherwise specified, describes the color and is not meant to infer the type of metal.
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