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Napier One-Finger & Two-Finger Jigger Set

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A lovely vintage figural jigger set by Napier. This set includes the One-Finger and Two-Fingers jiggers. 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. The "two-fingers" indicates both the 1 ounce and 2 ounces markers. These jiggers came together as a set, however one has slightly more tarnish than the other jigger.

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 overall with minor signs of age. We're pretty Type A about the exact condition of our items, so here's a per jigger summary:

One-finger jigger: Near pristine. There's one tiny age spot (smaller than the size of a pinhead) to the interior of the jigger's bottom. There's also one small brown tarnish spot on the bottom of the jigger's exterior. And there's very mild tarnish in a few places on the exterior of the jigger.

Two-finger jigger: Very good condition overall. There's mild tarnish to the interior bottom of the jigger. There's tarnish/patina in some spots to the exterior of the jigger. The rim isn't perfectly round (it is really tough to tell as its very subtle, see photo). There's one very small (and we mean small) "ding" on the bottom edge of the jigger that's so subtle and shallow it was impossible to capture in a photo. Lastly, the "two fingers" aren't perfectly straight, one finger is slightly curved (we find this is pretty common with the Napier two-finger jiggers, see photos).

In short, this figural set is in very good vintage condition and displays beautifully. Truly a magical set.

Hallmarks: "Napier" is embossed on the bottom of the jigger along with a "c" in a small circle (for copyrighted)

Measurements: 2" tall and 3" tall

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

>>> IMPORTANT UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS/PROOF OF ORDER ACCURACY & SHIPMENT: on orders with MULTIPLE pieces please note that if your order has more than one item/piece in it (so multiple pieces such as a set of jiggers, cocktail picks, tags, Julep cups, combined shipping orders, the screw cap on a flask or shaker, etc.) please take care to thoroughly empty the box and unpack ALL pieces which may be hidden in tissue paper, bubble wrap, peanuts, etc. We cannot be responsible if you accidentally throw one of your items away! We WILL be able to confirm with 100% certainty that we shipped ALL pieces in your order as we photograph/document ALL PIECES in the box it ships in along with the buyer’s order receipt, shipping label, and tracking number (in case we need to verify that all pieces were shipped once the package has been received). Thank you for shopping with us and cheers!