Soap [Goya Love Affair]


Soap [Goya Love Affair]

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About this object

1. Packaging: Pink Cardboard box with images of roses and a bow, blue soap with "LOVE AFFAIR / GOYA" printed on it and pink leaves on the base with GOYA / PARIS / LONDON / NEW YORK" printed on each leaf. The box opens at top and base. Front is labelled in black with "Love Affair / PERFUMED SOAP / GOYA". There is a white adhesive label on the top of the box "FEB 69" is handwritten in blue ink. Both sides has "GOYA / LOVE AFFAIR PERFUMED SOAP" with GOYA printed in gold and the rest printed in black. "The bottom of the box has "Prepared in N.Z. for the / G O Y A D I V I S I O N / of Reckitt & Colman (N.Z.) Ltd., Auckland" underneath the leaf motif (see above). 2. Soap colour is olive green. Rectangular bar of soap with rounded edges and convex faces. There is an indented rectangle in centre of front "LOVE AFFAIR / GOYA". Reverse is labelled "GOYA". 3. Insert: White corrugated cardboard packaging covering soap in box. Open rectangular box shaped.

Maker & role

Goya (England, estab. 1937, closed 1985),Reckitt and Colman (New Zealand) Limited (England, estab. 1840)

Object type

Soap/Hygiene Artifacts/Toilet Articles/03 Personal Artifacts/Nomenclature

Date made

Place made

New Zealand



1 - Box: H 80 L 59 W 32mm (H 3 1/8 L 2 5/16 W 1 1/4") 2 - Soap: H 75 L 57 W 31mm (H 2 15/16 L 2 1/4 W 1 1/4") 3 - Insert: H 129 L 155 W 2mm (H 5 1/16 L 6 1/8 W 1/16")

Subject & association description


Soap Collection

Credit line

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

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