Jeu Des Omnibus Et Dames-Blanches
January 30, 2021
Scarf title: Jeu Des Omnibus Et Dames-Blanches
Dimension: 70 x 70cm
Artist name: Hugo Grygkar
Year of issue: Autumn/Winter 2007
Feature: White ladies, omnibus, board game
Material: 100% silk
Product reference: 982416S
Estimated Hermes retail price: USD300 (SGD453)
Estimated resale value: USD225 (SGD298), Tradesy. Price check done on 30 January 2021.
Image credit: Miss Bugis
The name of “Dame-Blanches”, or white ladies, was bestowed on the two-compartment public omnibus that plied the Madeleine-Bastille run in Paris. This was the first Hermes scarf, printed in 1937 from a woodcut patterned on the figures of an early board game. A certain “clumsiness” due to the original woodcutting process was reverently reproduced in the re-issue of this scarf in 1986, times for the opening of the boutique of the Musee des Arts de la Mode in Paris.
1937 and the first Hermes Carre: Jeu des omnibus et Dames blanches. A tribute to common transport. And now, seventy years on, another sort of transport: one of joy and of very uncommon quality. Because in 2007, celebrating its birthday, it has adopted the Carre 70 dimensions in order to tuck itself under your chin in its latest version of “vintage” silk, a fabric shimmering with the past and the future. Six “historical designs make up the set. Here we find the famous omnibuses, still in service nd far from their terminus…Hermes scarf booklet
The estimated resale value is just a rough approximation. The resale values can be greatly differ depending on the (limited edition) design, condition, colourway, material and rarity. Eventually, the deal price is the result of agreed price between a willing buyer and seller.