Soap Dish

Description:

Shallow, circular container with rounded tapering sides, flat bottom, and cyma-molded lid with circular boss at center and vertical lip attached by a three-knuckle offset hinge. Tooled or knurled band below rim on bowl exterior. Bottom has two concentric circles on underside and three inside above touchmark for Oliver Trask, consisting of "O‚ÄĘTRASK" in raised serif letters in a finely serrated rectangle.

Date Made: ca 1832 - 1839

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Beverly

Subject: Personal AccessoriesPersonal Hygiene

Subject:

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings

Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Bequest of Dr. Joseph H. Kler

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0027.81Accession Number: 1986.0027Catalog Number: 1986.0027.81

Object Name: dish, soap

Physical Description: pewter (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 3/8 in x 4 in x 3 11/16 in; 3.4925 cm x 10.16 cm x 9.3345 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-6c4b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_303811

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