A stunning and rare Napier gold-plated figural dog jigger. This jigger was originally part of another piece that served as a spirits pourer/spout. The jigger portion fit on top and served as a bar measure for spirits. This figural jigger is extremely rare and nothing short of magical. It flips over to rest on the dog's ears and has etched lines for 1 ounce and 2 ounce on the side of the jigger. Truly a neat figural bar measure.
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, the mechanical/valve jigger, and other figural measures including this dog head jigger.
Condition: Excellent condition. It appears to have never been used. We're selling a number of other Napier pieces including some of their other gold-plated pieces. Please see other listings. Hallmarks: Please note: this piece does NOT bare the Napier signature as it was put on the bottom portion/wine pourer.
Measurements: Approx. 2" tall Cheers!
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