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Vintage Napier Jigger in original box

Regular price $240.02

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A lovely vintage silver-plated Napier jigger, in its original box. Such a lovely piece. The model is called "Plain 2 ounce Jigger" and has a 1 oz and 2 oz etching on the side, for the perfect measure. Truly a lovely piece.

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, their bottoms up jigger and this plain jigger.

Hallmarks: The box is hallmarked with the model number and Napier name and the jigger is also hallmarked on the bottom

Measurements: 2 1/4" tall

Condition: Great vintage condition. It appears to be NOS (new old stock). Beyond some mild tarnish the jigger is in great shape and the box is also in very good condition.

We have a number of other Napier jiggers and barware pieces including two other bottoms up jiggers (in different conditions). See other listings!

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