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Pair of Earrings - Marcos Davidson, Camel & Pyramid, 1979 Object Reg. No: SH 942297

Summary:
This pair of earrings were commissioned by Prue Acton from the Melbourne jeweller Marcos Davidson in 1979. According to manufacturer the earrings were made for the donor for the launch of the 'Explorer' range of clothes. Camels were used by explorers in Central Australia and Prue Acton's love of animal associations in themes influenced the choice of camels for the design.
Description:
Copper earrings in the shape of a camel attached by two chains to a pyramid shaped earclip.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 1.30 cm (Height), 10.30 cm (Width), 14.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, jewellery, 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: Jewellery
Tertiary Classification: earrings
Inscriptions: Hallmarks stamped on pyramid and camel (drum and drumsticks).
Manufacturer: Marcos Davidson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1979
Commissioned By: Prue Acton Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1979
User: Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1979 or later
References: RMIT Collection Refer photographic negatives in RMIT Collection.

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