Without very close inspection this beautiful bag looks to be in a super condition throughout.
Beautifully grained, rich cherry red hide, the leather is fabulous.
Colour consistent, without any scratches or scuffs and just an extremely small and vague surface mark to the LH side of the base, near the corner, (see close up photo below)
Edging around the seams of the bag are dry and a little worn, as happens with use but there's no peeling or absent areas.
The shiny palladium hardware is bright, without any plating loss or flaking but oxidisation can be noted around the tiny corner rivets of each base plate, as shown in the close up photos provided. A few pin head sized dots of tarnish can be seen if you look extremely closely.
Hairline scratches to the front plate, the shoulder strap end clips display contact scratching and the D Rings to the top of the bag are very good with few visible scratches at all.
The strap is slightly softened, though not creased or stretched, with dry edging and a sit impression where the buckle has been previously set. The buckle is in a excellent condition, (any white marks or dark shadows that appear on the hardware in the photos are purely light reflections).
There is darkening to the leather behind the D Rings from surface contact, most visible on the RH side, though in use these rings are upwards and this isn't noticable at all, (see large photos below).
A lost stitch to the LH reverse of the bag, (see large photos below), this is virtually invisible in use and does not affect the bag either structurally or aesthetically. It has, of course, been reflected in the price.
The interior is excellent. Clean, smooth with one light surface scratch to the LH upper corner of the LH side pocket.
Made in France
Date Code is M in a square (2009)
13.5" x 10" x 6"
34cm x 26cm x 15cm
Shoulder strap has 5 holes with an adjustable drop from 45cm - 56cm
Weight is 1424g
Includes - NPNP, Care Booklet in Envelope, Hermés dustcover and Hermés Presentation Box with Ribbon (please note box lid has split to one corner)