"Salt, vinegar, mustard pepper, if I dare, I can do better"
The Skipping Girl Vinegar sign, a landmark and icon of Abbotsford and Richmond, was Australia's first animated neon sign. The whimsical design refers to the name of the brand of Vinegar it promoted - Skipping Girl Brand Vinegar - which in turn paid homage to a children's skipping rhyme popular at the time.
When the sign was removed and destroyed in 1968, there was such public outcry at the loss of the landmark locals called 'Little Audrey', that a replica was built and installed. Today's 'Little Audrey' is Heritage listed and illuminated in the evenings by a battery of donated solar panels.
Artist Jim Minogue - who designed the beloved 'Little Audrey' - later went on to design Melbourne's famous Nylex Sign.
This delicate necklace was made by Chris Bril of Melbourne's own Corky Saint Clair. In sterling silver - and with an articulated silver-chain 'skipping rope' - Bril's Skipping Girl Necklace is the perfect gift for your favourite 'Little Audrey' fan.
Corky Saint Clair was established in 2003 in Melbourne's most 'Melbourne' laneway - the (literally) underground Campbell Arcade. Now relocated to a new home in The Century Building, Corky is a shop, showroom and studio producing handmade jewellery in themes from 'whimsical' to 'sublime'.
Materials: Sterling silver.
Approximate dimensions (cm): 2 (height) x 1.4 (width), on a 50cm sterling silver chain.
How we get Melbournalia to you...
If you're in Australia, orders over $60 are shipped FOR FREE!
Please see our Shipping Guide for seasonal offers and more information.
We also offer a free Pickup option so you can simply pop by and pick up your local goods in person from Melbournalia HQ on level 5 of heritage, art deco Mitchell House.
Large corporate orders outside the Melbourne CBD may incur a delivery fee.
If you plan on sending your purchase overseas please research local customs and regulations for the country you are sending to and ensure the items comply. Some countries and states within Australia have restrictions on food and other consumables.
Online Gift Vouchers will be emailed - no shipping required