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Vintage Napier Jigger

Regular price $172.04

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A lovely 1940s Napier Art Deco tall double iigger that features a 1 ounce end and a 2 ounce end. This silver-plated jigger has a magical feel to it. The ounce capacity is etched on each side of the jigger. Truly a neat bar measure.

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 and jiggers.

Measurements: A tad over 7" tall

Maker/year: Napier, 1940s

Hallmarks: "Napier" can be found on the inside of the short jigger end.

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

1) The silver-plating is in good shape overall but does show signs of age and surface wear
2) Napier was known for making some magical barware pieces, but they weren't known to have the best silver-plating -- this piece has a few areas of the silver-plating that are a slightly different tone the the rest. Again, purely the nature of many Napier silver-plated pieces.
3) No dents or dings.
4) The larger end of the jigger shows quite a bit of tarnish and age that may or may not polish away (we have not polished this piece) -- see photo #5
5) There's mild patina and tarnish to both jigger end interiors.
6) The smaller jigger end isn't 100% round (it's 98% -- it's so very subtle it's tough to notice but again we like to be thorough)

In short, this vintage jigger is in good vintage condition overall but does show signs of age and and mild tarnish. This jigger is a true silver tone. Any "gold hue" you see is from the camera's flash. Truly a stunning measure that has a magical feel to it.

**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.