The soap or lotion dispenser was way more expensive than I wanted to pay but couldn't find anything that went with the rest of the decor. Its probably just my particular dispenser that doesn't work well - others may be better. You have to push and push to get enough soap out to wash with and every so often is gives up and I have to soak it in vinegar - also the "metal" spout has pock marks on it - not good quality at all.
I bought this set for my newly-decorated bathroom and they are stunning. I am almost afraid to use them because of their beauty, but I also believe that beautiful things SHOULD be used so I can enjoy their lovliness every day, so I DO use them. They are the loveliest bathroom accessory set I have ever seen, and I am 71 years old!