MADAME GRACE Corset Mannequin and Corset, ca. 1904 - www.antique-gown.com
Lot: A 'Lyons Celebrated C' corset, circa 1890. and two, Lot Number: 0243, Starting Bid: £200, Auctioneer: Kerry Taylor Auctions, Auction: Antique and Vintage Fashion and Textiles, Date: October 7th, 2014 EDT
In the late century, "tightlacing" among women was in vogue. Émilie Marie Bouchaud (stage name Polaire) was famous for her tiny, corsetted waist, which was reported to have a circumference no greater than 16 inches.