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corset 1947.1645

Object Name: corset

Artist/Maker: House of Worth
Role in production: manufacturer
Place of Creation: Europe, Belgium, Brussels
Date: 1880-1890

Accession Number: 1947.1645
Image Copyright: ©Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • cotton
  • metal
  • silk
Support
 
Technique
  • embroidering
Description

Cream twilled cotton bound cream twilled cotton tape, with pink embroidery;
six shaped sections each side, extending from centre front to centre back, with three close parallel bones over each join and two each side of boned centre front, curving in at base and fastening with four metal catches, each stamped "WORTH'S CORSETS"; pointed waistline; two bones each side of centre back opening with fourteen holes for lacing between bones each side; pink silk braid lacing with loops tying at waist; ends of bones secured by pink silk stitching; frill along top edge scalloped and embroidered in pink silk; stitched down white waistband inside stamped "Worth's Corsets Manufactured in Brussels".

Dimensions

Type: Length (front)
Height: 30 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Length (back)
Height: 29
Width:
Depth:

Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 55
Depth: