Auteuil en Mai HERMES Rare Silk Scarf by Carl de Parcevaux 1997

Auteuil en Mai Hermes silk scarf has several delightful vignettes with a rich equestrian history

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Auteuil en Mai, Auteuil in May, pays tribute to the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris run at the Auteuil Racecourse, an 82 acre horse racing facility, specifically designed for steeplechase and in operation since 1874.

The Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris takes place in late May and is the richest, most prestigious and also the most difficult jumps race not only in France but the world.  Only the best jockeys and their steeds compete here and must overcome the 23 obstacles over a 3.75 mile course, home to two of the most difficult jumps in the world.

Auteuil, today part of Auteuil-Neuilly-Passy, is adjacent to the famous Bois de Boulogne Park (the inspiration for one of Hugo Grygkar‘s scarves). As the 16th and possibly the richest of all the Parisian arrondissements, it is also home to the “other” Statue of Liberty.

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Carl de Parcevaux, who has brought us other favorites such as Chasse au Bois and Christophe Colombe , has created a rare and highly sought after carre.

At the center is the racecourse with its stands in the distance, surrounded by various vignettes celebrating this famous venue and its prestigious race.

Auteuil en Mai Hermes silk scarf (100% silk) – Highly Sought After
Designed by Carl de Parcevaux in 1997

Grand Manege HERMES Carre NIB

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Hermes Silk Scarf Fantaisie Pittoresque by François Houtin 2008

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Fantaisie Pittoresque HERMES Silk Scarf

Fantaisie Pittoresque HERMES Silk Scarf

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Annie Faivre’s Le Temps des Marionnettes in the gorgeous black colorway quickly is yet another example of Annie’s signature style.  Highly sought after, this carre was first issued in 1996.  Annie is one of the most collected modern Hermes artists with a strong and loyal following.

Her signature monkey is, as always, lurking about

– in excellent condition
– copyright
– signed
– tiny pulled thread
– hand rolled hem
– made in France
– 100 % pure silk
– approx. dimensions: 36 x 36 inches or 90 x 90 cm
– guaranteed authentic
– HERMES scarf box shows signs of use & Bolduc ribbon
– subject to prior sale

$429.00 USD

You can read more about Madame Faivre on my blog here

Les Temps des Marionnettes HERMES Silk Scarf

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Les Temps des Marionnettes HERMES carre by Annie Faivre coming soon

Le Temps des Marionnettes HERMES carre by Annie Faivre coming soon

Les Temps des Marionnettes HERMES carre by Annie Faivre coming soon

Le Temps des Marionnettes HERMES carre by Annie Faivre coming soon

Carrousel by Christiane Vauzelles for HERMES, 1984

This scarf celebrates, as do a number of other HERMES designs, France’s most prominent monarch, His Majesty, King Louis XIV.

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Louis XIV, The Sun King – Painting at Versailles and the Inspiration for the HERMES carre Ludovicus Magnus (see below)

The Sun King, or Louis the Great, ruled France from 1643 until his death, 1 September 1715, making his monarchy the longest in European history.  Under his rule France was involved in three major wars and established itself as the leading power in Europe.

Louis XIV moved from Paris to Versailles and transformed the once modest hunting lodge into the spectacular chateau we know it as today.

It became both his primary residence and his seat of power.

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View from Versailles towards the gardens

Before Louis’ reign, French aristocrats imported their fashions from Spain, purchased their lace in Venice and their silk in Milan.  Louis changed everything from architecture and furniture to jewelry and fashion.  During his reign he made France the leader in Luxury and has been credited to give birth to Haute Couture.

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Bedroom at Versailles

Jean Bérain the Elder was the chief designer and artist for Louis’ court.  He oversaw everything from entertainment to furniture design.

In her scarf, Carrousel, Christiane Vauzelles features a beautiful horse with a harness that would make Berain and even His Majesty, the Sun King himself, approve.

Carrousel HERMES Silk Scarf

Carrousel HERMES Silk Scarf

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Carrousel carre can be purchased by clicking on image above an following link

Hermes has issued numerous scarves celebrating Louis XIV and here a couple more – enjoy

Les Fetes du Roi Soleil Fireworks Jacquard

Les Fetes du Roi Soleil Fireworks Jacquard

Feux d'Artifice Jacquard

Feux d’Artifice HERMES Silk Jacquard

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LE ROY SOLEIL – HERMES Silk Scarf

Petite Vénerie HERMES Carre by Charles J. Hallo – GRAIL

Petite Vénerie was designed by Charles Jean Hallo and originally issued in 1968. Like so many of Monsieur Hallo’s scarves, the subject matter is the hunt, but here, just a petite rabbit hunt.

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The Petite Vénerie carre is quite sought after by collectors around the globe and no serious Hermes scarf collection should be without this stunning design.  To my knowledge this design was issued in five colorways, red, tan, navy, teal and rust with red being most prevalent.

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What I personally believe makes this carre so beautiful and rich, is its background where Mr. Hallo skillfully replays various hunting scenes for us in a Toile-like manner.   

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And so a story is told and retold…

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Petite Venerie Hermes Vintage Carre by Charles Hallo, 1968

Petite Venerie Hermes Vintage Carre by Charles Hallo, 1968

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Petite Venerie Hermes Vintage Carre by Charles Hallo, 1968

Petite Venerie Hermes Vintage Carre by Charles Hallo, 1968

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Les Tuileries by Joachim Metz for the Maison Hermes

Here is one of my all time favorite Hermes scarves, Les Tuileries by Joachim Metz, named after the famous Parisian Gardens leading up to the Louvre.

Last time I was in Paris, a couple of summers ago, I fell in love not just with Paris all over again, but with this stunning part of heaven.  No wonder Mr. Metz used the elaborate entry to the gardens as inspiration for his stunning scarf.

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Les Tuileries HERMES Scarf

Les Tuileries HERMES Scarf

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Les Tuileries HERMES Scarf

Plaques à Sabler, a Grygkar Treasure

Plaques a Sables HERMES RareThe Plaques à Sabler, which was designed by Hugo Grygkar and first issued in 1956, is a very interesting carre.  First off it is monochromatic.  And then what are we really looking at?

Plaques à Sabler, literally translates as “sanding plates”.  But what does that mean?

After a little research, I have learned that these were special metal plates and most likely used in stables to identify stalls reserved for the most senior officers of the cavalry or the army.
These metal plates had cutouts and were fitted with sturdy handles on the sides as can be seen in the scarf below.

Think of them as “negatives” of designs that were to be imprinted on the surface of the sand in the stalls.

After leveling the sand and compacting it, the plate was covered with colored powder in such a way that, once removed, the imprint or embossing would create a colorful decoration.  Apparently different colors could be used to create the effect of a painting and the results were to be quite remarkable.

The plaques in this carre belonged to Joachim Murat, who was King of Naples under Napoleon Bonaparte.
The Plaques à Sabler carre features five such plates with four hunting scenes on each side and a huntsman on his horse in the center. The four stirrups in the corners are from the early nineteenth century.

Like so many objects, that were the inspiration for the early carres, and especially those designed by Monsieur Grygkar, these metal plaques or plates too are part of Émile Hermès’ famous art collection.

This is a very rare Hermes scarf, sought after by collectors and here believed to be the original issue as it lacks copyright and of course Hugo Grygkar never signed any of his carres.  I have seen the issue date being stated as 1948 on other sites and in other resources, but the 1956 has been confirmed by the Maison Hermès.

 

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Authentic Vintage Hermes Silk Scarf Carrousel By Christiane Vauzelles Rare w/BOX Bolduc Ribbon

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Monnaies et Symboles de Parisii HERMES

$ 599.00

Monnaies et Symboles de Parisii by Zoe Pauwels was issued in 2006. This is a stunning scarf with gorgeous colors and fabulous detail and such a gorgeous example of Madame Pauwels artistry. Gorgeous symphony of blues on a crisp white background, so perfect to complement your summer wardrobe.

– in like new condition with no signs of wear
– copyright
– care tag
– approx. size: 36 x 36 inches or 90 x 90 cm
– made in France
– 100% silk
– guaranteed authentic
– gift wrapped
– subject to prior sale

Read more about Zoe Pauwels on my blog