Hermès scarf, Les Cavaliers D'Or designed by Vladimir Rybaltchenko, was issued in 1975 to coincide with an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art titled Scythian Gold. The scarf depicts a solid gold Scythian pectoral breastplate c. 4th century BC and other gold items discovered in the Ukraine, all on display at the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The breastplate once adorned the chest of a tribal king of the nomadic Scythians, contemporaries of the ancient Greeks. It is composed of three highly intricate layers. The bottom layer portrays mystical and wild beasts, the middle portrays plants and flowers, and the top layer portrays Scythians performing domestic tasks with their domesticated animals.
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We can always authenticate every item as we have over 25 years experience in the Vintage and Luxury fashion market. When we first receive an item we always check the provenance for every detail meticulously and stringently vet everyone we buy from.
Then we start by thoroughly checking the accessory for craftsmanship plus the fabric to make sure it is of the quality we expected. Once we have established the basics we compare images from our vast archive to see if the patterns and compilation of markers labels and printed logos are correct. We compare codes with sales catalogues, characteristics such as labels & hardware authenticity stamps. These steps ensure every piece we sell is 100% consistent with the original fashion houses established standards of quality.
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