A lovely 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. Heavier in weight, this jigger has a solid feel to it. 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: Good vintage condition with mild signs of age and quite a bit of tarnish. We like to be thorough when it comes to our vintage pieces, so here's a full summary:
1) There's quite a bit of tarnish to the exterior
2) There's very mild tarnish to the interior bottom
3) The enameled dots are in excellent shape and vibrant
4) There's minor general what we refer to as "surface wear" to the bottom exterior of the jigger.
See photos for reference. In short, this vintage jigger is in good vintage condition with very mild signs of age and wear and tarnish. It displays beautifully. Cheers.
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