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Corset

1895-1900 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Corset made from white cotton net, trimmed with white machine-made lace through which are threaded figured white silk ribbons.

Made in two parts, which fasten together at the front with 6 white metal loop and button catches, and at the back are 12 pairs of white metal bound eyelets. Supported by bone in white cotton casing, which are angled to provide a fairly straight front. Panels inserted under the bust. There is an applied diamond shaped waist band of white cotton. The corset reaches from just over the bust to the curve of the hips. It slants down to a point in front and less deeply at the back. Machine-stitched.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Corset
  • Corset
Materials and Techniques
Cotton net trimmed with machine-made lace and silk ribbon, metal and bone
Brief Description
Corset made from cotton net trimmed with machine-made lace and silk ribbon, possibly made in Germany or England, 1895-1900
Physical Description
Corset made from white cotton net, trimmed with white machine-made lace through which are threaded figured white silk ribbons.



Made in two parts, which fasten together at the front with 6 white metal loop and button catches, and at the back are 12 pairs of white metal bound eyelets. Supported by bone in white cotton casing, which are angled to provide a fairly straight front. Panels inserted under the bust. There is an applied diamond shaped waist band of white cotton. The corset reaches from just over the bust to the curve of the hips. It slants down to a point in front and less deeply at the back. Machine-stitched.
Dimensions
  • Width: 18in
  • Waist measured inside garment (with 2.5cm lacing gap) circumference: 58cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Bust measured inside garment (with 2.5cm lacing gap) circumference: 77cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Hip measured inside garment (with 2.5cm lacing gap) circumference: 77cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
Gallery Label
Light and cool Cotton net was used to make summer corsets. This corset is one of a group associated with Myer Yanovsky (about 1849-1920) who owned a truss and corset making business in Whitechapel in East London. Some corsets were imported from Wurttemberg in Germany and others made on the premises. Corset Britain or Germany, about 1900 Cotton, boning, metal busk with ribbon and machine made lace trimming V&A: T.92&A-1984 Given by the family of Myer Yanovsky(16/04/2016-12/03/2017)
Credit line
Given by M. Yanovsky
Collection
Accession Number
T.92&A-1984

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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