A gorgeous vintage silver-plated Gorham enameled "Stoplight" jigger. Gorham made this figural jigger in sterling silver as well as a silver-plated version (which they also did for a number of their other barware pieces including their decanter/liquor tags). Heavy in weight, this jigger is nothing short of magical. The enameled stoplight colors include green, yellow and red meant to signify "go," "caution," and "stop." Each light corresponds to the 1, 2 1/2, and 3 1/2 ounce markings on the jigger's bottom. Truly a magical figural jigger.
A little bit about this maker: Jabez Gorham started Gorham silver in 1831 in a shop on Steeple Street in Providence, Rhode Island. Born to a family of eight, he was apprenticed to New England silver patriarch Nehemiah Dodge at a very early age. Dodge is known as one of the founders of the silver and jewelry crafts industry in 18th century New England. After his seven-year apprenticeship with Dodge, Jabez formed his own business and quickly established a name for himself. For more than 150 years Gorham Silver has been known as one of the preeminent silversmith companies in the world and well-known for their vintage barware items including this stoplight jigger.
Measurements: Approx 2 1/2" tall x a tad over 2 1/4" in diameter Maker/year: Gorham, 1950s
Hallmarks: "Gorham EP YC 1192" can be found on the bottom of the jigger along with the jigger's original foiled sticker.
Condition: Great vintage condition. It appears to have never been used. The original foil sticker is still in tact and pristine. The enameled dots are pristine and completely in tact. The silver-plating is in great shape. There's a good amount of tarnish that will take some time to polish away (if the buyer chooses to). The interior is clean. There are three micro (and we mean micro small) age spots to the very bottom of the jigger (purely from time/age, not use). In short, this jigger appears to have never been used. Beyond some very, very minor age and tarnish, this jigger is in great vintage conditiion.
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