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Brassière

Photograph of a white blouse on a mannequin

Cotton and machine-made lace, about 1920-25

Accession number 1967.187.347

Stamped BIEN JOLIE BRASSIERE, MADE IN USA, 15090, 40

Made by Benjamin & Jones, USA

Brassière composed of four triangles of white cotton broderie anglaise, two at back and two at front, joined to deep bands of machine-made lace with scalloped edging. Front fastening with hooks and eyes behind a fly front.

Wide, v-shaped neckline threaded with narrow pale pink silk ribbon, finishing in a bow at centre front.

Narrow tape at centre front to attach to corset with metal hook, the hook now missing.

Close-up photograph of the lace