Quirky, rare & festive bags will go under the hammer at the upcoming Christie’s auction

Over 230 lots will be offered, featuring an exceptional curation of the rarest, most desirable and sought-after handbags and accessories from Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Dior, and many more.

Hermes Birkin Christie's auction

A Rare, Matte Beton Alligator, White Togo, Swift & Sombrero, Orange H & Craie Swift & Bleu Brume Chevre Leather Faubourg Sellier Birkin 20 with palladium hardware

November 22, 2022: This season, Christie’s Hong Kong’s Handbags & Accessories Department is presenting an array of exquisite collectable pieces at a live auction on November 26, 2022 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The most coveted edition of the Hermès Birkin – A Rare, Matte Béton Alligator, White Togo, Swift & Sombrero, Orange H & Craie Swift & Bleu Brume Chèvre Leather Faubourg Sellier Birkin 20 is estimated to get HK$ 1,400,000 – 2,200,000 (US$ 180,000 – 280,000). Inspired by the legendary Hermes flagship boutique at 24 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré in Paris, this unique creation mimics Maison's daytime facade with creative craftsmanship and vivid imagination.

Hermes kelly Christie's auction

A Rare, Fauve Barenia Leather & Bog Oak Kellywood 22 with palladium hardware

Other rare and exceptional Hermes pieces the auction will highlight are the beautifully dressed Rare, Fauve Barenia Leather & Bog Oak Kellywood 22 With Palladium Hardware (HK$600,000 – 800,000 / US$77,000 –100,000) and the very limited, cuddly winter accessory, A Rare, Suede & Shearling Teddy Kelly 35 With Palladium Hardware (HK$400,000 – 600,000 / US$52,000 – 77,000). 

Hermes Kelly bag auction

A Rare, Suede & Shearling Teddy Kelly 35 with palladium hardware.

Winsy Tsang, Vice President & Head of Sales, Handbags & Accessories, at Christie’s Asia Pacific, commented: “We have been diligently and wholeheartedly sourcing rare and special handbags from across the world, and we are confident that there is a style that will appeal to all manner of collectors. We look forward to sharing our dedication and passion by bringing the finest collectable works of art to global luxury collectors in our Autumn Auction later this month.”

LV Virgil Abloh trunk auction

A limited edition painted Monogram Courrier Lozine Trunk 110 with black hardware by Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton

Not to be missed in the sale are the precious exotic skin series, including A Shiny Cassis Porosus Crocodile Birkin 25 With Gold Hardware (HK$400,000 – 500,000 / US$52,000 – 64,000) and A Custom Matte Gris Perle And Black Alligator Retourne Kelly 25 With Brushed Gold Hardware (HK$400,000 – 500,000 / US$52,000 – 64,000).

Hermes funny bag auction

A limited edition Orange & Ébene Swift Leather Quelle Idole with palladium hardware

Continuing from the Spring Auction of May 2022, five Louis Vuitton trunks from a prominent Japanese Collector will be offered in this auction, led by Rare, Christmas Ornaments Monogram Trunk (HK$500,000 – 700,000 / US$65,000 – 90,000). One of only five sets made at the end of 2009, this trunk features tailored compartments containing 53 Christmas tree ornaments in various shapes and sizes, inspired by Louis Vuitton’s signature symbols, fitting best with the season. A trunk made by Virgil Abloh and another specially ordered for Japanese tea ceremony are highlights of the Louis Vuitton selection.

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