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stays 1954.1085

Object Name: corset

Place of Creation: Europe, Germany
Date: 1903-1909

Accession Number: 1954.1085
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • cotton
  • silk
  • metal
  • elastic
  • whalebone
Support
 
Technique
 
Description

Black twilled cotton figured with pink silk spots.
Fronts in two shaped sections each side of boned centre front opening, fastening with five metal catches, lower edge dipping to sharply-pointed waistline; gusset for bust each side, separate section over hips; two more pairs of bones towards centre, side seam boned; back in two narrow sections each side, boned at seam and diagonally above waist, boned central opening with fifteen metal eyelet holes each side, the 7th and 8th from the bottom closer together, laced with green silk braid lacing; sharply-pointed waistline at centre back; black elastic suspenders attached to each side of centre back and front; top edge trimmed with black lace threaded with two rows of pink ribbon; white cotton inner waistband, stamped "Echt Fischbein garantiert" (translation: authentic whalebone guaranteed).

Dimensions

Type: Length (front) - without suspenders
Height: 38 cm
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Depth:

Type: Length (back)
Height: 33
Width:
Depth:

Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 53
Depth: