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Napier Bird Citrus Press, Napier Barware, Napier Bird-Shaped Press

Sale price $84.99 Regular price $89.98

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A neat vintage figural Napier cocktail citrus press. Shaped like a bird, this device is used to press the juice out of lemons, limes, and other citrus for your cocktails/drinks. The detailing is magical, from the bird's etched feathers to its beak. Truly a neat, figural 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 serving utensils and barware and is considered one of the pinnacles for vintage silver and silver-plated pieces today.

Measurements: A little over 4 1/2" in length x 1" wide Maker: Napier Hallmarks:"Napier Patent 2087553" is stamped on bottom of the press

Condition: Good condition with signs of wear and age. While Napier was known for creating magical barware, they were not known for their silver-plating. There's plating loss here and there as well as some general wear. The press is tight and works perfectly. Truly a cool piece. Cheers!

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