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.

Physical 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.

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