Soap Dish

Soap Dish

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Description
Shallow, circular container with flared sides, inset flat bottom and flat-top, stepped lid with wide, slightly overhanging rim attached by a five-knuckle inset hinge. Lid and dish exterior scored with sets of one, two and three lines; circular punch at top center of lid. Partial small touchmark of Ashbil (or Ashbel) Griswold on bottom underside, consisting of his initials "A.G" in raised serif letters in a rectangle.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
dish, soap
date made
1807 - ca 1835
place made
United States: Connecticut, Meriden
place used
United States: Connecticut
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 3/4 in x 4 5/8 in; 4.445 cm x 11.7475 cm
lid diameter: 4 5/8 in; 11.7475 cm
base diameter: 3 9/16 in; 9.04875 cm
ID Number
1986.0027.75
accession number
1986.0027
catalog number
1986.0027.75
Credit Line
Bequest of Dr. Joseph H. Kler
subject
Personal Accessories
Personal Hygiene
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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