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Napier Rollover Jigger

Sale price $188.99 Regular price $211.21

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A lovely antique Napier "Bottoms Up" jigger. 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

Measurements: a tad over 5" from handle to handle (please note: make sure the glass you want to use this on measures less in diameter, so the handles will be able to rest on the rims).

Condition: Very, very good vintage condition with mild signs of age and wear. The silver-plating is vibrant and in great shape overall. There are some signs of age inline with a piece that's 75 years old. We're pretty Type A about our Conditions Summary, so here's a summary of all visible wear:

1) There's mild/general surface wear to the interior of the jigger and exterior of the jigger
2) There's mild tarnish around both beaded handles
3) There's surface wear on one "line" or area of the bottom of the jigger that is so subtle it was impossible to capture in a photo. It may simply need to be polished.

No dents or dings of any kind. In short, this vintage jigger is in very good vintage condition with mild signs of age/wear. Cheers!

**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 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. Cheers!

>>> 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!