HONG KONG – A diamond-encrusted crocodile-skin Hermes purse with white bullion sum has damaged a record for a world’s many costly ever sole during auction, attractive 10.6 million baht during a Hong Kong sale.
The handmade bag is encrusted with diamonds, while a bend and heading mini Hermes clinch are done of 18 carat white gold.
The singular Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin 30 went to an different phone bidder late Monday for HK$2.32 million (10.6 million baht), violence a pre-sale guess of $2 million, a auction residence Christie’s said.
“It was a universe record cost for any purse sole during auction,” Bingle Lee, a Hong Kong-based orator for Christie’s, told AFP.
Designer handbags are increasingly seen as investment opportunities and are a latest disturb for collectors, holding tellurian auction houses by charge and scoring record prices.
The new record kick one set final year, also in Hong Kong, when a fuchsia-coloured Hermes bag sole for $222,912.
The handmade bag — described by a London-based auctioneers as a “rarest, many sought-after” — is encrusted with diamonds, while a bend and heading mini Hermes clinch are done of 18 carat white gold.
“It is believed that usually one or dual of a Diamond Himalayas are constructed any year, globally, creation it one of a lowest prolongation runs for handbags,” Christie’s pronounced in a matter released before a sale.
The bag was done in 2008 and is from Hermes’ iconic “Birkin” array named after thespian and thespian Jane Birkin, who was innate in Britain and lives in France.
A smaller Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin 25 purse will go underneath a produce on Wednesday with an guess cost of HK$1.3 million to HK$1.5 million.
The auction was partial of a firm’s 30th anniversary sales to symbol the participation in Asia, with a operation of oppulance products on offer, including Chinese paintings, watches and wine.
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