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1940s Napier Art Deco Double Ended Jigger (4 ounce, 6 ounce)

Regular price $185.60

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A lovely 1940s Napier Art Deco tall double-ended jigger. This large silver-plated jigger has a magical feel to it. There are 1 ounce, 2 ounce, 3 ounce, and 4 ounce indicators on the shorter end and 2 ounce, 4 ounce, and 6 ounce markers on the longer end. Each end also has a pour spout. Heavier in weight, this jigger has a solid, well-crafted feel to it. Truly a neat and more rare Napier barware measure.

A quick bit of history on Napier: The Napier Company was named after its president, James H. Napier, who led the company from 1920 to 1960. But the company's history can be tracked back to 1875 when it was founded as Whitney and Rice in Attleboro, Mass., manufacturing silver products. The firm changed hands and name in 1882 and became Carpenter and Bliss and shortly thereafter, E.A. Bliss and Co., Inc. After rapid expansion in the late 1880s the company moved to Meriden, CT in 1890. After WWI, the firm shifted emphasis from silver products to production of modern jewelry. James Napier became president in 1920 and the company adopted the name Napier - Bliss Co. In 1922, the name was changed to Napier Company. Like many jewelry companies Napier got into lines of art objects and other utilitarian objects like cocktail shakers and jiggers.

Measurements: A tad over 7" tall

Maker/year: Napier, 1940s

Hallmarks: "Napier Silver Plate Pat Pend" (patent pending) can be found on the inside of the short jigger end.

Condition: Very good vintage condition with very mild signs of age and tarnish. The silver-plating is in very good condition overall and is vibrant. There's some mild tarnish to both ends of the interior jiggers (see photos) and also some subtle discoloration in the silver-plating on the very ends of each jigger's exterior that may or may not polish away (see photo #5). There are no dents or dings of any kind. In short, this vintage jigger is in very good vintage condition with signs of age and some tarnish. Truly a stunning measure.

**On shipping: We take our packaging very seriously and carefully wrap all pieces to ensure safe delivery.

****Important to note pre-purchase: Buyers, please examine all photos carefully as we cannot accept returns due to the fragile nature (the possibility of breakage or damage when being shipped back) of our vintage/antique pieces. Our items are true vintage pieces that might have manufacturers flaws, flaws from age, or imperfections in general from being vintage. We try to explain the condition/description in an accurate and thorough manner but we ask that you please examine all photos carefully and ask all questions before purchasing an item as we are unable to accept returns due to the risk of breakage/damage.

>>> IMPORTANT UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS/PROOF OF ORDER ACCURACY & SHIPMENT: on orders with MULTIPLE pieces please note that if your order has more than one item/piece in it (so multiple pieces such as a set of jiggers, cocktail picks, tags, Julep cups, combined shipping orders, the screw cap on a flask or shaker, etc.) please take care to thoroughly empty the box and unpack ALL pieces which may be hidden in tissue paper, bubble wrap, peanuts, etc. We cannot be responsible if you accidentally throw one of your items away! We WILL be able to confirm with 100% certainty that we shipped ALL pieces in your order as we photograph/document ALL PIECES in the box it ships in along with the buyer’s order receipt, shipping label, and tracking number (in case we need to verify that all pieces were shipped once the package has been received). Thank you for shopping with us and cheers!