Woman's girdle

English
1940s
Labeled CC41 (English, 1941–1952)


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Center back: 34.3 cm (13 1/2 in.) Overall: 43.8 x 40.6 cm (17 1/4 x 16 in.) Center front: 29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2010.1383

Medium or Technique

Rayon plain weave with warp and weft float patterning; elastic; metal

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Pink girdle with pink floral patterning, metal hook and eyes at center front, elasticized side panels, four elastic and metal fastenings for stockings. Interior stamped in red: “6/9094/made in England/CC41/23.”

Provenance

By 2010, with Leslie Verrinder, Tin Tin Collectables, London, UK; purchased from Verrinder by Mr. Frederic Sharf; gift of Sharf to the MFA (Accession date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf