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Choker - Marcos Davidson, `Stained Glass', Melbourne Cup, 1985 Object Reg. No: SH 942120

Summary:
This choker was commissioned by Prue Acton, probably from the Melbourne jeweller Marcos Davidson in 1985. They were worn by donor with 'Stained Glass' ensemble (SH 942116) at 1985 Melbourne Cup. Marcos Davidson made many pieces of jewellery for Prue Acton.

Prue Acton's Melbourne Cup clothing was specially designed for her to draw attention to Australian designers and in particular her forthcoming winter range.
Description:
Enamelled silver choker with geometric shaped designs of navy, green, yellow, orange and blue. The choker comprises 3 sections laced together with spiralled silver.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 37 mm (Height), 126 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, horse racing, melbourne cup racing carnival, women s clothing, making history - prue acton
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING & PERSONAL ACCESSORIES
Secondary Classification: Jewellery
Tertiary Classification: necklaces
Inscriptions: Each section has 2 silver hallmarks: STG/SIL/W.
Commissioned By: Prue Acton Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1985
Manufacturer (Probable): Marcos Davidson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1985
User: Prue Acton, Flemington, Victoria, Australia, 1985
References: RMIT Collection

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