The purpose of this attractive horn soap dish is to preserve your soap for as long as possible. To that end, these soap dishes are designed with holes to allow air to flow around the bar of soap, thus drying it. The natural beauty of horn is shown to great effect in this horn soap dish. The horn surface is highly polished to give a glass-like finish. This soap dish is from an English company established in 1749 who still use the traditional methods of production. 12.5 x 8.5cms 4.92” x 3.34” Hand made in England.