Handbag - Italian, Saks of Fifth Avenue, Ancient Egyptian Cat God, Metal, circa 1962 Reg. No: SH 942019
- 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.
- .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
|Dimensions:||17.00 cm (Height)|
|Tagged with:||australian bicentenary 1788-1988, celebrations, fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, women s clothing accessories|
|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|
|Inscriptions:||Etched: SAKS FIFTH AVENUE/ ITALY.|
|Retailer:||Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, New York State, United States of America, 1960-1965|
|User:||Ms Prue Acton, 1960-1990|