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Napier Mini Tongs, Napier Sugar Cube / Ice Tongs, Napier Barware

Sale price $94.03 Regular price $104.47

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Vintage Napier miniature ice/sugar cube cocktail tongs. These tongs are "spring-loaded" so they stay open and only close when you press them closed. Why not grab that sugar cube for your next Old-Fashioned with these vintage tongs?!

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.

Maker: Napier, 1930s

Measurements: Approximately 3" x 3 5/8"

Hallmarks: "Napier" can be found on one tong handle and "pat. applied for" on the other.

Condition: Very good condition. These tongs have some tarnish, patina, and general wear/age. The spring-loaded section works perfectly.

**On shipping: We take our packaging very seriously and carefully wrap all pieces to ensure safe delivery.

****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.