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Napier "Two-Finger" Jigger, Napier Two Fingers Jigger

Sale price $124.41 Regular price $176.61

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A stunning and rare Napier gold-plated "Two-Fingers" jigger. Such a magical jigger. The "two-fingers" indicates "2 ounces". It also has the numbers 1 (for 1 ounce) and 2 (for 2 ounce) etched into the jigger to show exactly wear the measurements are when pouring. Napier started making this particular jigger in the late 40s (in both silver-plated as well as gold-plated) 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: Fair vintage condition with very obvious signs of age and wear. We're listing this jigger in "fair" condition as most of the gold-plating has worn off. While it still has the original "gold plated" sticker on the bottom, the gold-plating (both exterior and interior) has worn and is completely gone in places (showing the silver-plated color). Here's a complete summary of all flaws we find:

1) the gold-plating is worn away completely in a number of places
2) there's general age and surface wear to both the interior and exterior
3) There are several age spots to the interior that will likely not polish away
4) there's one tiny (and we mean tiny) shallow ding on the jigger that was impossible to capture in a photo.

In short, this jigger is in fair condition with obvious signs of age and wear. This jigger is truly a magical one and displays beautifully.

Hallmarks: "Napier" is embossed on the bottom of the jigger along with the original gold/black foil "gold plated" sticker.

Measurements: Approx. 3" tall (including the fingers)

**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 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.