Hermès silk scarf – Napoleon by P. Ledoux

Exclusive Hermès Foies D’Hiver jacquard silk scarf 

By Joachim Metz designed in 1992

Out of stock


Hermès silk scarf – Napoleon by P. Ledoux

Designed by Philippe Ledoux and first issued in 1963, reissued in 1985

The jacquard silk scarves are no longer made due to the expensive process
This one has bees woven in

Hand-rolled hem
90 cm Carré

Box is advertising material

Excellent condition

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Les Amazones II or Women Riding Horses Side Saddle, designed by the iconic Hermès artist, Philippe Dumas, and first issued by Hermès in 1976. This beautiful design features numerous Victorian era, Parisian ladies riding horses side saddle on the numerous area bridle paths on a summer day accompanied by husbands or gentlemen friends also on horseback. Side saddles were developed for female riders in the the middle of 14th century and were used continuously up through the early 20th century by "lady riders" who were expected to project the apperance of modesty by not sitting astride their mounts. This rare and beloved design was reissued by Hermès in spring-summer 1999 and again spring-summer 2004. This scarf's colorway and its box date this scarf as a 2004 reissue. This design is titled (see, photo 5), but has no artist signature.

The colorway is comprised of a mindaro green border surrounding a white background with design details rendered in greys, taupes, browns, tans, light lemon, celadon green and sky blue.
This scarf is in 10 out of 10, new, mint, and unused condition (see our condition scale for reference). There are no stains, spots, holes, thread snags or thread runs to declare. The hems are intact, tight and plump. The fabric/care label is attached. The silk is boutique fresh with a smooth hand, and its colors are vibrant. This scarf is not a boutique "final sale" item. The scarf measures 35.25" x 35" (89.5cm x 88.9cm).

This most charming design is rated 2B (Rare and Beloved) by the latest edition of the internationally preeminent Hermès scarf rating catalogue, Carre̒s d'art III, 2017 ed., p. 25, and highly sought after by Hermès collectors. A versatile and valuable Hermès scarf to own to wear, show or collect. Don't miss out.