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Napier 3 in 1 Jigger Spoon

Regular price $139.98

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A lovely vintage silver-plated Art Deco 3-in-1 Bar bar spoon by Napier, Circa 1930s. This spoon serves as a jigger, a bottle opener, and a stirring spoon. This spoon has a gorgeous "graduated" or has a stepped design along with 1/2 oz, 1 1/2 oz and 1 oz indicators. Truly a magnificent piece.

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. In the early to mid 1930s they started producing several cocktail shakers (most notably the "Dial a Drink shaker" and the Rooster motif shaker) other pieces of barware including their well-known 3-in-1 bar spoons.

Measurements: Approx. 9" tall

Maker/year: Napier, 1930s

Hallmarks: "Napier Pat Pend" (patent pending) is embossed on the back on the spoon

Condition: Good vintage condition with with noticeble signs of age and wear. We like to be thorough, so here's a full Condition summary:

1) While the silver-plating is vibrant overall it has a "speckled" patina to it that will likely not polish away
2) The interior of the jigger shows some age and tarnish
3) There's some "wear" to the silver-plating in some places that's more of a subtle "discoloration" (very common with Napier's vintage silver-plated pieces).
4) There's tarnish around the lower handle (where the handle meets the top of the jigger)

No dents or dings. The spoon is perfectly straight and the jigger is perfectly round. In short, this spoon in in good vintage condition overall but does show signs of age and wear and tarnish. Cheers!

**On shipping: We take our packaging very seriously and carefully wrap all pieces well to ensure safe delivery. If you buy multiple pieces/sets, we will combine shipping if possible (glassware sets typically ship in their own box to ensure safe arrival) and will reimburse you for any shipping overages.

****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.