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Napier Bottoms Up Rollover Jigger (in original box)

Regular price $299.91

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A lovely antique Napier "Bottoms Up" or rollover jigger that is NOS (new old stock, still in its original box). Such a gorgeous piece. The "beaded" handle/ends are simply stunning and you'll find "1 oz and 2 oz" measurements etched on both sides of the jigger. This jigger or "rollover" shot glass was put across the top of the cocktail glass, filled with liquor, and then the bartender would twist the handle to pour in the liquid into the glass. Truly a cool antique jigger.

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 graduated/stepped jigger and their bottoms up jigger.

Maker/era: Napier Rollover Jigger, Mid-Century

Hallmarks: "Napier Pat. Pend 184638" is embossed above the handle and the back of the box is also hallmarked with this particular jigger's model. This jigger also comes with its original authenticity card.

Measurements: 5" from handle to handle (please note: if the glass you'll use this on is larger than 4 3/4" in diameter, the handles will not be able to rest on the glass/rim).

Condition: Excellent condition. This jigger doesn't appear to have been used. There's mild tarnish (we have not polished this piece) and also very mild what we refer to as general age (that comes purely from time). Overall, this jigger is in excellent condition. The box and certificate are also in very good shape. Cheers.

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