Fur Stole, Brown Mink Shoulder Cape; Mooneys (NZ) ltd; 1950-1960; WY.2009.24

Name/Title

Fur Stole, Brown Mink Shoulder Cape

About this object

This brown mink fur shoulder cape was made by Mooneys (NZ) Ltd of Dunedin.
In New Zealand, the fur trade thrived, and Mooneys was famous for its fashion furs, being one of the main wholesalers selling into the main department stores and smaller furriers.

This firm was started in Dunedin in 1912 by George Stewart and James Kennedy Mooney as J K Mooney and Co. They traded and exported rabbit skins, and at its peak the company employed up to 20 trained crafts people. The firm changed hands several times, and eventually closed in 1998 as protests over the use of fur in the 1980s and 1990s led to a drop in sales worldwide.

Maker

Mooneys (NZ) ltd

Maker Role

Furrier

Date Made

1950-1960

Period

1950s

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Otago, Dunedin

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, animal, fur, mink
inorganic, processed material, metal, steel
inorganic, processed material, synthetic, plastic, nylon
inorganic, processed material, synthetic, rayon

Inscription and Marks

Label inside cape upper centre:'HAND - CUT AND TAILORED'
'from'
'FINEST QUALITY SKINS'
'by'
'Mooneys'
'MADE'
'IN'
'NZ'
'(N.Z.) LTD.'

Measurements

h 600 mm x w 800 mm x d 40 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Clothing and Accessories

Object Type

clothing

Object number

WY.2009.24

Copyright Licence  

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