Designed by renown Hermès artist, Philippe Ledoux, and first issued by Hermès as part of its 1974/1975 collection. His design, rendered with great attention to detail, depicts an array of.
Or carriages dating from the beginning of the 19th century all mounted on the then "new" metallic "spring" suspension systems. In the center of the design, he includes an image of the perambulator/child's carriage used by Napoleon's son, François Joseph Charles Bonaparte, also known as lAiglon (The Eaglet), who emigrated to Austria with his mother, Empress Marie Louise, following his fathers first abdication. This miniature coach was commissioned by Carolina Bonaparte for the birth of her son to Napoleon, and was built by the famous coach builder J. Dating back to 1811/12, it is considered a masterpiece of French coach building. Originally equipped with a sunshade or removable roof and spring suspension , this coach was sometimes pulled by two merino rams trained to trot like ponies, that belonged to the Franconi Brothers Circus, famous during the Empire.
The coach was decorated with plaques embossed in copper and gold, all representing the symbols of the Bonaparte family. Due to its overwhelming popularity, a much simplified version soon could be seen on the streets of Paris.The coach can be seen at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna today. Eissued this popular design in 1981, as part of the the 1990/1991 fall - winter collection, in 1997, in spring -summer 2004 and again as part of the 2009/2010 fall - winter collection rendered in an abstract style and re-titled as New Springs, and finally as part of the 2016 spring- summer collection. The elegant, four season colorway is comprised of a dark navy blue background with design details rendered in metallic gold, yellow gold, red, yellow and white. This vintage 46 year old scarf is in 10 out of 10, new, mint and unused collector's condition (see our condition scale for reference). There are no stains, spots, discolorations, holes, thread snags or thread runs. Hems are intact, tight and plump. The fabric/care/origin labels are attached. The silk is fresh, thick and has a crisp, smooth hand. Not a boutique "final sale" scarf. The scarf measures 35.5" x 35.25" (90cm x 89.59cm). This scarf still has its original folds. Comes in its original Hermès box which has some storage damage. A most collectible and fashionable carre. Becoming rare and hard to find, especially in the mint, unused condition this specimen presents. Owning a Hermès scarf is almost a rite of passage for anyone interested in fashion, so make this stunning.
Hermès yours, and own a piece of history and art while also helping ex-racing greyhounds and other sight hounds live and find new homes, a true win/win deal if there ever was! Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, Inc. All scarves are pre-owned and 100% silk unless noted otherwise.The dimensions delineated for each scarf are the original dimensions designated by the designer when the scarf was first issued. Actual dimensions may vary slightly.
This scale is our own. Please consider it as a rule of thumb or guide. Each item is carefully inspected, and we endeavor to describe the condition of each item accurately, so please check each scarf's condition with photos.
All observed defects will be pictured in photos or delineated in the scarf's written description section. A vintage scarf is not a new item, and may have some minor defects due to its age, storage and prior usage. 10 Mint: new or unworn condition. 9 Pristine: like new or rarely used condition. 8 Excellent: light use and well cared for or near pristine condition.
7 Very Good: medium use with or without tiny scratches, faint marks/stains or discreet thread run, but still in a most wearable, attractive condition. 6 Good: used feeling with noticeable scratches or stains, but still in very wearable condition. 5 Fair: there is a sense of overall use/obvious noticeable scratches or stains. The item "AUTH HERMÈS 1974 Rare Mint Unused In its Box 90cm Silk Scarf SPRINGS Navy" is in sale since Tuesday, March 3, 2020.This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Women\Women's Accessories\Scarves & Wraps". The seller is "gsbmanager" and is located in Dallas, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, China, Japan, Australia.