Are all Hermes scarves signed?

This was a question I recently received from a client. Simple answer is “No”.

It is true, that most artists do. This includes early artists, such as Philippe Ledoux, Xavier de Poret and Henry de Linares.

Promenades de Paris HERMES Authentic Vintage Carre Philippe Ledoux Signature
Hermes Silk Scarf Promenades de Paris, Philippe Ledoux, 1962 First Issue
Les Poulains HERMES carre by Xavier de Poret - 1960
Les Poulains HERMES carre by Xavier de Poret – 1960
Gibiers HERMES VTG Carre H. de Linares Signature and Early Copyright
Gibiers HERMES Carre by Henry de Linares , 1966

But then there is Hugo Grygkar, who designed the very first Hermes scarf, Jeu des Omnibus et Dames Blanches in 1937 and so many others.

Jeu des Omnibus et Dames Blanches Hermes Silk Scarf Rare VTG-3

Monsieur Grygkar never signed any of his creations.  Christiane Vauzelles preferred to leave her 26 designs unsigned including her Caraibes.

Now it can also happen that you come across a scarf, that you know was originally signed but this one lacks the signature.

A perfect example of this is the ever-so-popular Astrologie (also known as Dies et Hore because that is what it says on the scarf itself and it is commonly assumed that that is the name of the scarf.

Artist: Francoise Faconnet

Year: 1963, 1970s, 1980, 1988, 1999, 2003, 2008, 2010 (as Dip Dye 90cm)

What I have come across is that seen with some re-issuesthe signature on a re-issue or the signature, originally in black ink now on a particular reissue where the background is also black

Dies et Hore HERMES Silk Scarf_

Dies et Hore Astrologie HERMES Silk Scarf (6)

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