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Vintage Napier Horse and Pony Jigger

Regular price $175.52

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A lovely vintage silver-plated Napier "Horse and Pony" double jigger. This pony jigger (a pony jigger is another vintage name for a double jigger) was cleverly named the "Horse and Pony" jigger by Napier. The Pony (or smaller end) holds 3/4 oz and the Horse (large end) holds 1 1/2 oz. We found the original Napier ad for this jigger, see last photo.

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 the mechanical/valve jigger and this Horse and Pony Jigger.

Measurements: Just shy of 3 1/2" tall

Maker/year: Napier, 1940s

Hallmarks: "Napier" can be found on the smaller end of the jigger

Condition: Good vintage condition overall but with mild, noticeable signs of age. There are no dents or dings. This jigger has a mild, lovely patina to it in some places including both ends of each jigger and the exterior body of the jigger (please note: we have not polished this piece). In short, this vintage jigger is in good vintage condition overall but does show mild signs of age including tarnish/patina. Truly a lovely measure.

**On shipping: We take our packaging very seriously and carefully wrap all pieces to ensure safe delivery. If purchasing multiple pieces, we'll combine shipping to a single box (or as few boxes as possible) and will automatically reimburse you for all shipping overages paid.

****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.