The British Heraldry Hermes scarf was issued in 1981 making it one of four up to that time designs, that pay homage to the British Crown.
The first, Queen, was issued to honor the Queen’s first visit to France in 1961 and was re-issued in 1977 as a special issue for the Royal Jubilee, and renamed to Dieu et Mon Droit (God and my Right) Queen’s Silver Jubilee 1977.
Regina by Leila Menchari was conceived for Queen Elizabeth’s second visit in 1972.
The British Heraldry, however, is in honor of the Prince of Wales bearing his coat of arms against the backdrop of stunning Gothic architecture.
The British Heraldry was designed by Vladimir Rybaltchenko, AKA Rybal,and was first issued in 1981 and was according to Hermès, “intended to commemorate the Crown Prince’s marriage while calling on the continuity of history.”
Vladimir Rybaltchenko an accomplished artist, pictured here from the 1991 issue of Le Monde d’Hermès
Vladimir Rybaltchenko (1939 – 2002) was the great-nephew of Philippe Ledoux and father of Dimitri Rybaltchenko, all renowned Hermès artists.
I have started to write three separate blogs, one about my experience with a new dry cleaner, (the one recommended by the local Hermes boutique), another one about an elusive scarf and the third one about my little (but steadily growing) video collection. Alsas neither is finished and worth publishing…
But this weekend I shall make the time and finish them.
I just listed the De Passage a Moscou for sale. Spending too much frustrating time on the video, just for the resolution to be pixelated!!! I cannot figure out why… very frustrating.
So, I decided to list some new scarves, among them, the Cavaliers Peuls depicting the Fulani Horseman, which was designed by Jean de Fougerolle and first issued in 1997. A truly beautiful scarf. There is so much there and my photos once again do not do it justice. But here they are… enjoy
There was one more carre celebrating music that same year and you may have guessed already…New Orleans Creole Jazz.
But back to Salzburg…
There is something in Dubigeon’s style that just captures my imagination. At first glance I am instantly transported thousands of miles and find myself dreamily wandering the streets and alleys of Mozart’s lovely city until I find myself at 9 Getreidegasse in front of the Maestro’s birthplace…
Salzburg HERMES Loic Dubigeon 1996, detail
9 Getreidegasse, Salzburg where Mozart was born on January 27, 1756
With a Mozart Kugel (chocolate truffle-like candy) in hand, our daughter and I walk silently into the Maestro’s childhood home, a museum today…
Kitchen at the Mozarthaus
Mozart Kugel is a delicious Chocolate “truffle”, pictured is a large display version from Mozart’s museum
One of the rooms in the house with a portrait of young Mozart
One can spend hours here, of course, as my daughter and I did a couple of years ago. But at last we tear ourselves away, walk across the Danube, take more photos and settle down at the famous Hotel Sacher, to have a cup of tea and a slice of heaven. Have I just admitted to loving chocolate?
Sachertorte photo courtesy Hotel Sacher
Whether you are a fan of Mozart or not, the two scarves that have been issued in his honor tell a beautiful story. Rich in detail they are more works of art than a simple accessory.
Hommage a Mozart HERMES, Julia Abadie 1996
Hermes Silk Scarf Salzburg by Loic Dubigeon Unworn Blue Colorway – SOLD
The Fleurs et Carlines is by Vladimir Rybaltchenko, who was the great-nephew of Philippe Ledoux and father of Dimitri Rybaltchenko, another talented Hermes artist. Signing as Rybal his carres are highly sought after. His Fleurs et Carline is not only a rare find, but in these vibrant summer colors a real treat!
Le Geographe, an intricate silk jacquard,was designed by Sandra Laroche, who has created to my knowledge, three additional carres for the Maison Hermes: Au Clair de la Lune, Fleurs d’Hiver and Per Astra Ad Astra being her most recent and perhaps also best known creation.
Le Geographe HERMES
Le Geographe, her first Hermes design from 1992, is a beautiful scarf, rich in detail and storytelling.
Australia’s four explorers, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur, Nicolas-Thomas Baudin and François Péron are depicted in each corner and at the center is Australia herself surrounded by her unique flora and fauna.