Soap Boxes

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A Copper Soap Box-155
Provenance: Ayntap-today's Gaziantep in the South-Eastern part of Anatolia.
Dimensions: Height:14 cm, Width:13 cm, Length:19 cm.
Age: Nearly 100-125 years old.
Owner: "Zahide" can be read in Ottoman scripts.
Info: As it is mentioned in the master's seal both in Armenian and Ottoman scripts " Garabed Arslanyan" is the maker.The piece was used as a former beauty case for women as they visited the public bath,the "Hammam".Inside the box they carried soup,comb and washing materials.As a part of the tradition ,men never had these pieces.The pierced bottom part is to drain the water.The box is sitting on four cast brass legs.Garabed Arslanyan is a part of these legendary group of master's of copperware in Ayntap.
Status: Available
A copper soap box-150
Provenance: From the South-Eastern part of Turkey
Dimensions: Height 19 cm , Width 13.5 cm , Length 21 cm.
Age: Between 80-100 years old.
Owner: Not mentioned.
Info: It is made of copper tinned on the surface.It was used as a beauty case by women on their way to the Turkish bath.
Status: Available
Brass Soap Box-136
Provenance: From Erzincan, Eastern part of Anatolia.
Dimensions: Height: 12 cm, Length: 21 cm, Width: 14 cm.
Age: Late 19 th Century Ottoman Era.
Owner: Not mentioned.
Info: Brass soap-box,tinned on the surface.On both sides of the piece ,floral designs are noticeable.It is also named as"Hammam" (Turkish bath) box.Because people put their soap,sponge and rubbing materials (which are necessary for Hammam) into this boxes.The small holes underneath are designed to let the soapy water go out of the piece.It was used as a beauty case by women on their way to the Turkish bath.
Status: Available
Brass Soap Box-130
Provenance: From Erzincan, Eastern part of Anatolia.
Dimensions: Height: 13.5 cm, Length: 20 cm, Width: 14 cm.
Age: Between 100-125 years old.
Owner: Not mentioned.
Info: Brass soap-box with floral designs on both sides.It was used as a beauty case by women on their way to the Turkish bath.
Status: Available
Brass Soap Box-129
Provenance: From Erzincan, Eastern part of Anatolia.
Dimensions: Height: 12 cm, Length: 20 cm, Width: 14 cm.
Age: Between 100-125 years old.
Owner: Not mentioned.
Info: The both sides of the piece is decorated with floral patterns.It was used as a beauty case by women on their way to the Turkish bath.
Status: Available
Brass Soap Box-143
Provenance: From Erzincan , Eastern part of Anatolia.
Dimensions: Height: 12 cm ,Width: 14 cm.
Age: Between 100-125 years old.
Owner: Not mentioned.
Info: Brass round soap-box , tinned on the surface.It was used as a beauty case by women on their way to the Turkish bath
Status: Available