"Trompes de Chasse" or "Hunting Horns" was created by Henri de Linares, and was first issued by Hermès in 1963. His design depicts an artistic array of large circular French hunting horns or the trompe (or cor) de chasse. This instrument first appeared in about 1650. The modern orchestral, or French, horn derives from the trompe de chasse.
There are no records we could find recording any reissues of this 1963 design, but this scarf has a Hermès copyright symbol first used beginning in 1985 (see photo 4). Additionally, even though the fabric/care label had been gently removed, it is apparent that the label was the short, doubled over white label that was used from the early 1970's until it was replaced in 1987 with the 3" long white label that was employed until 1997. Therefore, we estimate that this very rare collector's scarf was reissued in either 1985 or 1986.
The colorway is comprised of a plum and and black border, a Hermès orange background with design details in light yellow, greens, greys, chestnut, black and more orange tones.
The condition of this very rare and very beloved design is extraordinary. It is in vintage 9, pristine and unworn condition (see our condition scale below for reference). There are no stains, spots, holes, thread snags or thread runs. The hems are intact, round and perfect. The silk feels brand new with the smoothest hand we have encountered to date in a scarf of this age. The colors are fresh and vibrant. The scarf measures 35.5" x 35.5" (90cm x 90cm).
This stunning scarf is a scarf to own or to show. In true collector's condition, this scarf design is rated 1A (very rare and very beloved ) by Carre̒s D'Art II (2014 ed). Offered at an extraordinary price for a such a rare and collectible in this condition. Make it yours, and own a rare Hermès that should become more valuable every year you own it.