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Napier One Finger Jigger

Sale price $179.21 Regular price $197.02

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A lovely vintage Napier One-Finger jigger. Such a magical jigger. The "one-finger" indicates "1 ounce". It also has the number 1 etched into the jigger to show exactly wear the 1 ounce marker is when pouring. Napier started making this particular jigger in the 40s and continued this design through the late 50s. Truly a magical 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, the mechanical/valve jigger, and their one-finger and two-fingers jiggers.

Condition: Very good vintage condition. The rim is perfectly round. Beyond mild tarnish and patina, the silver-plating is in excellent condition. There's mild tarnish and patina to the interior of the jigger (see photo) and very mild tarnish in two small places to the exterior. In short, this jigger is remarkable vintage condition for a piece that's 80 years old. It displays beautifully.

Hallmarks: "Napier" is embossed on the bottom of the jigger

Measurements: Just over 1 1/4" tall (a tad over 2" including the finger)

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

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