Rare Beautiful Hermes Silk Twill Scarf “La Cite Cavaliere” by Octave Marsal.
First issued in Spring 2019/20.
The background colours are blue Jean, grey and rose.
Composition: 100% Silk Twill
Size: 90cm x 90cm
Comes without box.
Excellent condition. Brand new with tags.
There are no pulls, stains, discolouration, holes or snags.
The hemps are plump. There is no S stamp.
The story behind
Inspired by a 17th-century engraving depicting a bird’s eye view of Paris, Octave Marsal reinvents the French capital’s streetscape. The original design was the work of Matthäus Merian the Elder, a Swiss-German copperplate engraver and publisher noted for his numerous editions of maps. With artistic license, Marsal maps the course of the Seine, the city walls and monuments of a dreamlike Paris, creating a Cité cavalière with the silhouette of a horse at its heart. The landmarks and the coat of arms of this imaginary city are clear to see, but a few secrets remain to be discovered… Can you spot the Faubourg store, the Colossus of Rhodes, a saddle, and a reference to the iconic Brides de gala?