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Handbag - Crocodile, `Mock Croc', Melbourne Cup, 1986 Object Reg. No: SH 942130

Summary:
This bag was made by an unknown maker, probably in the 1930s or 1940s. It was purchased was purchased by the donor in the late 1960s at the original Butler and Wilson second-hand outlet in London. It was used by the donor with a `Mock Croc' ensemble (not in the Museum's collection) at the 1986 Melbourne Cup.

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:
Rectangular shaped clutch handbag of crocodile skin with metal bar clasp. Decorated on front with crocodile forelegs.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 23.00 cm (Height)

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Tagged with: fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, horse racing, melbourne cup racing carnival, women s clothing accessories, making history - prue acton
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING & PERSONAL ACCESSORIES
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: bags
Retailer: Butler & Wilson, London, England, Great Britain, 1966-1969
User: Prue Acton, Flemington, Victoria, Australia, 1986
References: RMIT Collection Refer photographic transparencies in RMIT Collection.

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