Christie’s – 250 anniversary

Handbags & accessories
– christie’s launches department in london
– paris sale on 9 th november to preview in london

CROCODILE DIAMOND BIRKIN 35 -100.000-150.000€

Paris – The Handbags & Accessories team is pleased to announce the launch of the department in London.

With a presence in New York, Hong Kong, Paris and now London, Christie’s is positioning itself internationally and will be able to offer exceptional leather goods to clients around the globe. In advance of the first London sale in June 2017, the department will host the first exhibition of Handbags at Christie’s
King Street 21-25 October. The exhibition will feature both highlights of the Paris auction and an exquisite collection of private sale handbags available for immediate purchase.
For the bi-annual sale in Paris on 9 th November 2016, for the first time at Christie’s in Paris, collectors and connoisseurs from around the globe will have the chance to acquire an Hermès, Exceptional Shiny Bleu Marine Porosus Crocodile Diamond Birkin 35 with Diamond & 18K White Gold Hardware estimated
€100,000 to €150,000. In addition, also by Hermès, the sale will feature a Himalaya Kelly 25, the most sought-after of the Himalaya collection, estimated at €65,000-80,000. Another first for the season, the sale will feature the finest grouping of Louis Vuitton trunks and handbags to ever be auctioned. All of these highlights will be on view in both London and Paris.
Matthew Rubinger, Senior Director, Handbags & Accessories: “I am so happy to be rolling out the department in London. Though we have had sales all around the world, there is something special about our first major exhibition at King Street happening in the 250 th anniversary year. For the 30 th anniversary in Hong Kong this spring, the department set a world record, hopefully we will set a European record in Paris
this season.”


A Matte White Niloticus Crocodile Himalya Retourné Kelly 25 with Palladium Hardware Hermès, 2016
Estimate: € 65,000-80,000  
A Classic Monogram Steamer Trunk Courrier 110 with Brass Hardware Louis Vuitton, 2010s Estimate: € 8,000-10,000
A Matte Black Porosus Crocodile Capucines MM with Gold Hardware
Louis Vuitton, 2015
Estimate: € 6,000-8,000

Sale: Wednesday 9 th November 2016 at 11 am
Paris: 9 avenue Matignon, 75008 Paris

London: From 21 st to 25 th October from 10 am to 6 pm
8 King Street, St James’, London, SW1Y 6QT
Private sale exhibition in London: From 19 th to 25 th from 10 am to 6 pm
8 King Street, St James’, London, SW1Y 6QT
Paris: From 4 th to 8 th November from 10 am to 6 pm.
9 avenue Matignon, 75008 Paris