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For the first time ever, auction house Christie’s Hong Kong will presenting not one, not two, but four highly coveted Faubourg Sellier Birkin bags from Hermès. Up for bid on 25 November, the quartet comprises Snow, Midnight, Day and Night. As rare as they come, they boast a combined estimated value starting at some USD570,000.
The bags pay homage to the ever-changing facade of the Hermès flagship at 24 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris. This is also the first time where all four bags will be appearing on the auction block simultaneously.
But that’s not all. A total of 197 lots will be up for bid on the same day. Look forward to the appearance of even more rarities. For example, a pair of Kellywood bags, a custom fringe Kelly Danse and at least three different Kelly Doll bags.
Intrigued? The first public preview takes place at Alexandra House on 18 Chater Road from 15 to 18 November. The second happens on the day of the auction at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Or check out Christie’s online for more information, including how to make a bid for the bags come auction day.