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Shoulder Bag - Oval, Wood, `Byzantium', Melbourne Cup, 1980 Object Reg. No: SH 942110

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 72.00 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: Prue Acton, Fashion Designer (1943- ), Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING & PERSONAL ACCESSORIES
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: bags
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
References: RMIT Collection

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