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Napier Two Finger Jigger

Sale price $135.12 Regular price $150.02

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A lovely figural Napier Two-Fingers jigger. Heavy in weight, this jigger has a solid feel to it. The "two-fingers" indicated "2 ounces". It also has the number 1 and 2 etched into the jigger to show exactly wear the 1 ounce and 2 oz markers are when pouring. Napier started making this particular jigger in the 40s and continued this design through the late 50s.

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-finger jiggers.

Condition: Good vintage condition but with mild but noticeable signs of age. We like to be thorough when it comes to our vintage pieces, so here's a full summary:

1) There's minor wear to the silver-plating on the interior of the jigger (see photo)
2) There's general what we call "surface wear" to the exterior silver-plating of the jigger which can give a very subtle uneven tone to the silverplating (almost like a subtle patina)
3) There's a small dark age spot to the bottom of the jigger (see photo)
4) There's one very tiny, shallow ding right on the bottom edge of the jigger (see photo) that cannot be seen when the jigger is on a flat surface

In short, this figural jigger is in good vintage condition overall but does show mild signs of wear/age. Truly a lovely figural piece. Cheers.

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

Measurements: The jigger measures 3" tall from bottom to the tip of the fingers and 1 3/4" in diameter

**On shipping: We take our packaging very seriously and carefully wrap all pieces well to ensure safe delivery. If you buy multiple pieces/sets, we will combine shipping if possible (glassware sets typically ship in their own box to ensure safe arrival) and will reimburse you for any shipping overages.

****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.