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Shoulder Bag - Oval, Wood, `Byzantium', Melbourne Cup, 1980 Reg. No: SH 942110
- This handbag was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1980. It was worn by the donor with the `Byzantium' ensemble to the 1980 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.
- Small oval shaped bag with beige twisted cord shoulder strap. Two sides of the bag are joined by a metal hinge and fastened together with a cord loop over a metal knob. The inside is lined with beige leather and has a racing sticker stuck inside. A beige cord tassel hangs from the shoulder strap.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
|Dimensions:||72.00 cm (Height)|
|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:||Prue Acton, Fashion Designer (1943- ), Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection|
|Primary Classification:||CLOTHING & PERSONAL ACCESSORIES|
|Inscriptions:||Paper sticker adhered to inside of bag: PORSCHE CLASSIC/ PORTARLINGTON TEAMS CROSS COUNTRY RACE/ NAME PRUE/ ACTON/ [handwriting in lipstick, illegible number handwritten in masking tape 2021.|
|Manufacturer:||Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1980|
|Designer:||Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1980|
|User:||Prue Acton, Flemington, Victoria, Australia, 1980|