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Handbag - Italian, Saks of Fifth Avenue, Ancient Egyptian Cat God, Metal, circa 1962 Object Reg. No: SH 942019

Summary:
This handbag was made in Italy specifically for the department store Saks of Fifth Avenue in New York. The donor purchased it from here in the early 1960s, and was used by the donor both in Australia and overseas until 1990. She used it when she went to the Bicentennial Australian Wool Fashion Parade in 1988.
Description:
.1 Decorative bronze coloured metal handbag in the form of a cat. Thought to be the image of an ancient Egyptian Cat God. The metal is etched with flower-like images. The ears have been bent downwards. The eyes are small blue beads and 7 orange beads decorate an etched collar. .2 Bottom of cat bag. The cat's body comes apart to form a storage utensil.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 17.00 cm (Height)

More information

Tagged with: australian bicentenary 1788-1988, celebrations, fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, women s clothing accessories, making history - prue acton
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Prue Acton, Fashion Designer (1943- )
Primary Classification: CLOTHING & PERSONAL ACCESSORIES
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: bags
Inscriptions: Etched: SAKS FIFTH AVENUE/ ITALY.
Manufacturer: Italy, 1960-1970
Retailer: Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, New York State, United States of America, 1960-1965
User: Ms Prue Acton, 1960-1990
References: RMIT collection

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