Marine et Cavalerie

SKU: 4517

Regular price $325.00

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Marine et Cavalerie or Navy and Cavalry, created by the very renowned Hermès artist, Philippe Ledoux (1903-1975), who was engaged by Robert Dumas in 1947 to design for the Maison de Hermès. His amazing talents as an artist and illustrator can be enjoyed in the 90 carrés that he had created during his tenure at the design house. Many of Ledoux’s Hermès creations had equestrian or naval themes, and his Marine et Cavalerie, first issued by Hermès in 1967, combined both. The design, created to commemorate the capture of the Dutch fleet at Den Helder on the night of 23 January 1795 by the 8th Hussar Regiment and the 15th Line Infantry Regiment of the French Revolutionary Army. The Hussar regiment surrounded a Dutch fleet frozen at anchor in the Nieuwe Diep, just east of the town of Den Helder. After a charge across the frozen Zuiderzee, the French cavalry captured all 14 Dutch warships lying at anchor. A capture of ships by horsemen is an extremely rare feat in military history. Also, it as a bloodless victory, as there were no causalities on either side, and the French returned all the ships to the Dutch in May of 1795, after an indemnity payment of 100 million guilders.

This design was reissued by Hermès as part of the 1990 Fall - Winter collection. and the Hermès copyright (see, photo 9) dates this scarf as a 1990 issue. The design has a lettered title (see, photo 5) and is signed by the artist (see, photo 8).

The rich colorway is comprised of a crimson red and gold border surrounding design details rendered in white, French rose, Paris green, gold, silver, pewter, camel, and burnt umber.

This scarf is in vintage 10 out of 10, mint and unused condition (see our condition scale for reference). There are no stains, spots, discolorations, thread snag or thread runs. The silk is still pristine and boutique fresh with a crisp, smooth hand. The hem is intact, tight and plump. The long, white fabric/care/origin label has been gently removed This scarf is a not a boutique "final sale" item. This scarf measures 35" x 34.5" (88.9cm x 87.6cm). No box comes with this scarf, but be assured we will carefully pack and pad it for damage-free shipping.

This carre̒'s elegant colorway and its mint condition make it a perfect Hermès scarf for your fall/winter wardrobe. Would be an excellent specimen to be displayed as a piece of art. Don't miss out.

Owning a Hermès scarf is almost a rite of passage for anyone interested in fashion, so make this stunning Hermès yours, and own a piece of history and art while also helping ex-racing greyhounds and other sight hounds live and find new homes, a true win/win deal if there ever was!

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Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, Inc. guarantees the authenticity and disclosed condition of all items offered for sale with a money back guarantee. 

All scarves are pre-owned and 100% silk unless noted otherwise.

The dimensions delineated for each scarf are the original dimensions designated by the designer when the scarf was first issued.  Actual dimensions may vary slightly. 

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This scale is our own.  Please consider it as a rule of thumb or guide.

Each item is carefully inspected, and we endeavor to describe the condition of each item accurately, so please check each scarf's condition with photos.  All observed defects will be pictured in photos or delineated in the scarf's written description section.

A vintage scarf is not a new item, and may have some minor defects due to its age, storage and prior usage.

10 Mint: new or unworn condition

  9  Pristine: like new or rarely used condition

  8  Excellent: light use and well cared for or near pristine condition

  7  Very Good: medium use with or without tiny scratches, faint marks/stains or discreet thread run,  but still in a most wearable, attractive condition

  6 Good: used feeling with noticeable scratches or stains, but still in very wearable condition 

  5 Fair: there is a sense of overall use/obvious noticeable scratches or stains