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Beautiful Victorian Corset from the French corset manufactory “P”. The antique corset has been awarded at the World’s Fair (or Exposition Universelle Internationale, Exposition Mondiale) in Paris in 1889 with a medal of honour outside the competition. The top of the corset is edged in a band of finely made lace trim with original ribbon. Antique but not original laces. Two original garters with rusty clasps. The corset is labelled inside: "Garanti Baleine * P * Marque De Fabrique”; “1878 Paris 1889 * Hors Concours * 4 Diplomes D’Honneur”; Bordeaux, Amsterdam, Toulouse * 8 Medailles Or Vermeil”. The antique corset is in very good condition. Two discolorations on the left and right side from the baleine sticks. Signs of use and age. The decoration is not included.
The corset came in his original corset box. The corset box is in good condition. It is very rare to find a corset in it's original box, so this would be a nice addition to a corset collection or vintage clothing collection.
Measures corset box: ~ 4,5" x 3" x 19"
Waist: ~ 22"
Length (front): ~17"
Length (back): ~18"