The faucet in Istanbul first appeared in the 16th century, four or five hundred years earlier than Beijing.
Before the appearance of the faucet, the water supply spring wall was inlaid with a beast-like shape, usually made of stone. A few "water nozzles" made of metal, the water flowing out from there was always a long flowing water without any control. In order to avoid wasting water and solving the shortage of water resources, people have developed faucets.
The original faucet was cast in bronze and later changed to cheaper brass. Some taps are simple and practical, while others are very decorative. A variety of different shapes of faucets, such as snakes, dragon shapes, ram heads, geometric shapes or flower shapes, reflect the architectural style of that era. The faucets in the palace and other important buildings are mostly silver, silver alloy or bronze gilded, and carved. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the faucets made for the courts and mansions paid more attention to the decoration, so that they were able to make their practical functions succumb to the decorative effect, and it was not too much to say that they were crafts.