A lovely Napier "Saint" and "Sinner" double jigger, circa 1940s. One side has "saint" etched on it with an angel and halo, the other "sinner" with a devil and pitchfork. The etched saint and sinner can be found on each side of each jigger (so dual-sided or on each side). The saint side has a "1" etched on the side to indicate the level for 1 oz; the sinner side has a "1" and "2" to indicate 1 and 2 oz levels.
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 the Saint/Sinner jigger.
Measurements: Approx 4 1/2" long; the smaller jigger measures just shy of 1 1/2" tall; the larger jigger measures 2 1/2" tall
Maker/year: Napier, 1940s
Hallmarks: "Napier" can be found on the bottom of the "Saint" jigger
Condition: Good vintage condition with mild signs of age. We are pretty Type A about the exact condition of our vintage pieces, so here's a full summary: 1) There's mild tarnish in a few places 2) Both jiggers have mild tarnish/wear to the bottom interiors; the larger jigger has slightly more wear 3) There's general age and surface wear inline with a silver-plated piece that's 80+ years old 4) There's a very subtle "splotchiness" in a places of the silver-plating (not uncommon with Napier's silver-plated pieces), please see photos -- please note: we have not polished these piece as some buyers are very particular about as is condition In short, this vintage jigger is in good vintage condition with mild signs of age/general wear/mild tarnish and truly a magical bar measure.
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