Napier Company designs in collections, at auctions, and in exhibitions (2016)

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Napier Company (active 1922-99) designs - collections, at auction, exhibitions [1]

A. Napier Company designs in collections

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Napier Company. (1925-1930). Flask. Sterling silver and cork, 9 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 1 3/16 in. Accession no: 1990.10a-b. Brooklyn Museum. Viewed 20 March 2016. [A00124]

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Napier Company. (c. 1928). Mirror. Silver, mirrored glass. 14 1/8 x 6 1/4 x 1/2 in. Accession no. 2000.45. Brooklyn Museum. Viewed 24 April 2016. [D00067]

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Napier Company. (1930-1940). "Duplex" salt and pepper shakers with spoon. Silverplate. Saltshaker: 2 3/4 x 2 x 2 in.; pepper shaker: 2 3/4 x 2 x 2 in.; spoon: 1 1/2 x 3/8 x 2 3/8 in. Accession no: 2008.20.11.A-C. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 18 March 2016. [B00009]

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Napier Company. (after 1932). Pair of jiggers. (H) 1 3/8 x (W) 1 1/2 in. Accession no. 2004.15.2a,b. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-149]

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Napier Company. (1934). Individual cocktail shaker with drink dial. Silverplate. 6 1/4 in. (height). 2 1/2 in. (diameter). Accession no: 2007.42.7.A-B. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 18 March 2016. [B00010]

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Emile A. Schuelke for Napier Company. (1934). Cocktail shaker. Silverplate. 9 1/4 in. (height), 3 3/4 in. (diameter). Accession No: 2002.29.60.A-B. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 18 March 2016. [B00011]

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Napier Company. (1934-35). Coffee service. Accession no. 1986.177.0a-d. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 17 July 2016. [AAA00033-145]

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Napier Company. (c. 1935). Salt and pepper server. Silver-plated brass. Varible dimensions. Accession nos. 1992.92.6a-c. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 24 May 2016. [D00146]

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Napier Company. (c. 1935). Individual cocktail shaker with drink dial. Silverplate. (H) 6 1/4 in. x (D) 2 1/2 in. Accession no. 2007.42.7.A-B. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 27 April 2016. [A00446]

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Napier Company. (c. 1936). Cocktail shaker. Accession no. 1987.220.1a,b. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 17 July 2016. [AAA00033-147]

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Emile A. Schuelke for Napier Company. (1936). "Penguin" cocktail shaker. Gilded silverplate. 13 x 7 1/4 x 5 in. Accession no. 2002.29.8.A-B. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 27 April 2016. [A00438]

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Napier Company. (c. 1936). Tea or coffee pot (possibly Duplex line). Silverplate with gilding. 5 1/2 x 6 x 4 7/8 in. Accession no. 2014.48.3.A-B. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 27 April 2016. [A00439]

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Napier Company. (designed c. 1936). "The Duplex" creamer and sugar bowl. Gilded silverplate. Variable dimensions. Accession no. 2004.13.10.A-B. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 27 April 2016. [A00437]

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Napier Company. (c. 1936). "The Duplex" creamer and sugar bowl. Silverplate and gold. Creamer: 2 x 3 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.; sugar bowl: 2 x 3 1/16 x 3 1/16 in. Accession no: 2002.29.64.A-B. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 18 March 2016. [B00012]

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Napier Company. (designed c. 1936). Creamer. Silverplate. Overall: 3 3/4 x 6 x 1 3/4 in. Accession No: 2002.29.165.1. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 18 March 2016. [B00013]

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Napier Company. (designed c. 1936). Sugar bowl. Silverplate. Overall: 3 3/4 x 6 x 1 3/4 in. Accession No: 2002.29.165.2. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 18 March 2016. [B00014]

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Napier Company. (c. 1940). Toothpick holder. Accession no. 1986.190.1. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-146]

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Napier Company. (c. 1940). Bar tool. Accession no. 2000.94.3. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-148]

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Napier Company. (1949). Pie-shaped spoon. Silver. Accession no. 50-12. Newark Museum, NJ. (Online but search collection.) Viewed 12 November 2016. [AAA00426-16]

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Napier Company. (1950). Salad servers. Accession no. 50-13A,B. Newark Museum, NJ— offline. Viewed 12 November 2016. [AAA00426-17]

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Napier Company. (1950). Sugar bowl and creamer. Accession no. 50-25A,B. Newark Museum, NJ— offline. Viewed 12 November 2016. [AAA00426-18]

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Napier Company. (1955-83). Bracelet. Gold-plated metal. (W) 3/8 in. Accession no. 1984.1534. Historic New England organization, Boston, MA. Viewed 25 May 2016. [A00701]

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Napier Company. (1955-83). Pair of earrings. Metal, plastic. (D) 5/8 in. Accession no. 1984.1425AB. Historic New England organization, Boston, MA. Viewed 25 May 2016. [A00702]



B. Selected Napier Company designs at leading auction houses

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Emil Schuelke for The Napier Company. (1934). Cocktail shaker. Silver-plated metal. (H) 9 1/4 in. x (D) 3 3/4 in. Sotheby’s New York - Important 20th century design including the Charles M. Pratt desk and chair by Greene & Greene sale (16 DEC 2010). Viewed 9 April 2016. [B00126]

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Napier Company. (c. 1934). "Foursome" cocktail shaker. Silver-plate, walnut. Silver-plate. Frame: (H) 9 1/4 in. Shaker: (H) 6 1/4 in. Christie’s London - Christie’s Interiors - Style & Spirit (24 NOV 2015). Viewed 13 April 2016. [D00030]

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Emil A. Schuelke for Napier Company. (c. 1936). Penguin cocktail shaker. Silver-plate. (H) 12 1/4 in. Christie’s New York - 21/21 Historical design - 21 years for the 21st century (19 DEC 2006). Viewed 26 April 2016. [C00017]

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Emil A. Schuelke for Napier Company. (design patented 1936). Penguin cocktail shaker. Silver-plate. (H) 12 3/4 in. Christie’s London - Christie’s Interiors - Style & Spirit (24 NOV 2015). Viewed 13 April 2016. [D00032]

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Emil A. Schuelke for Napier Company. (design patented 1936). Penguin cocktail shaker. Silver-plate. (H) 12 1/2 in. Christie’s London - Out of the ordinary (5 SEP 2013). Viewed 26 April 2016. [C00016]

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Emil A. Schuelke for Napier Company. (design patented 1936). Penguin cocktail shaker. Silver-plate. (H) 12 3/8 in. Christie’s London - Christie’s Interiors - Style & Spirit (24 NOV 2015). Viewed 13 April 2016. [D00034]

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Emile Schuelke for Napier Company. (c. 1936). Penguin cocktail shaker (and two later reproductions). Silver-plate. (H) 12 1/2 in. Bonhams Los Angeles - ART + DECOR (23 FEB 2015). Viewed 27 April 2016. [A00442]

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Emil Schuelke for The Napier Company. (c. 1936). Cocktail shaker in the form of a penguin. Silver-plate. (H) 12 1/4 in. Sotheby’s London - European ceramics, glass, silver and vertu sale (19 OCT 2007). Viewed 4 April 2016. [A00308]

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Napier Company. (undated). Cocktail shaker. (H) 14 in. Bonhams Los Angeles - Sunset estate auction featuring property from the collection of Sir Daniel Donohue (22-23 MAY 2011). Viewed May 2016. [D00118]

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Emil A. Schuelke for Napier Company. (design patented 1936). Penguin cocktail shaker. Silver-plate. (H) 12 3/4 in. Christie’s London - Creatures, great and small (17 DEC 2014). Viewed 26 April 2016. [C00016]

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Emil Schuelke for Napier Company. (1936). Penguin cocktail shaker. Silver-plate. 12 1/4 in. Bonhams New York - 20th century decorative arts (14 DEC 2011). Viewed 8 May 2016. [D00116]

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Napier Company. (c. 1930s). Three jiggers. Silver-plate. Variable dimensions. Christie’s London - Christie’s interiors - Style & Spirit (24 NOV 2015). Viewed 16 April 2016. [C00012]

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Napier Company. (c. 1930s). "Tells-U-How" cocktail shaker. Silver-plate. 10 3/4 in. Christie’s London - Christie’s Interiors - Style & Spirit (24 NOV 2015). Viewed 13 April 2016. [D00035]

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Napier Company. (c. 1940s). Musical measure. Silver-plate. (H) 5 3/4 in. Christie’s London - Christie’s Interiors - Style & Spirit (24 NOV 2015). Viewed 13 April 2016. [D00027]

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Napier Company. (c. 1940s). Four jiggers. Silver-plate. Variable dimensions. Christie’s London - Christie’s Interiors - Style & Spirit (24 NOV 2015). Viewed 13 April 2016. [D00028]

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Napier Company. (c. 1940s). Pair of "swan" cocktail stick holders. Silver-plate. (H) 6 1/2 in. Christie’s London - Christie’s Interiors - Style & Spirit (24 NOV 2015). Viewed 13 April 2016. [D00029]

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Napier Company. (c. 1940s). Pair of "hedgehog" cocktail stick holders. Silver-plate. (L) 5 in. Christie’s London - Christie’s Interiors - Style & Spirit (24 NOV 2015). Viewed 13 April 2016. [D00031]

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Napier Company. (c. 1950). Candle snuffer. Sterling silver. 9 x 1 x 5/8 in. Accession no. 1995.8. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 27 April 2016. [A00444]

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Emil A. Schuelke for Napier Company. (20th century). Penguin cocktail shaker. Silver-plate; (H) 12 1/2 in. Sotheby’s New York - Important silver and objects of vertu (21 APR 2016). Viewed 7 May 2016. [D00105]

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Napier Company. (20th century). Pair of Napier seashell-form ashtrays. Sterling. Variable dimensions. Christie’s New York - Interiors (23-24 JUN 2015). Viewed 26 April 2016. [C00018]

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Napier Company. (20th century). Cocktail shaker combination corkscrew, caplifter, measure and funnel. Silver-plate. Christie’s London - Corkscrews (3 MAY 2000). Viewed 26 April 2016. [C00019]

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Napier Company. (20th century). Penguin cocktail shaker. Silver-plate. (H) 12 1/2 in. Christie’s New York - Important American furniture, folk art, silver, prints and... (15-16 JAN 2004). Viewed 26 April 2016. [C00020]

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Napier Company. (20th century). Penguin cocktail shaker. Silver-plate. (H) 12 1/2 in. Christie’s New York - Maritime (1 FEB 2006). Viewed 26 April 2016. [C00021]

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Napier Company. (20th century). Combination corkscrew and measure. Silver-plate. Christie’s London - Corkscrews (22 MAY 2001). Viewed 26 April 2016. [C00022]

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Napier Company. (20th century). Recipe cocktail shaker. Silver-plate. Christie’s London - Silver & plate (21 FEB 2007). Viewed 26 April 2016. [C00023]

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Napier Company. (20th century). A pair of penguin form cocktail shakers. Silver-plate. (H) 12 3/4 in. Christie’s London - The collection of Richard Mellon Scaife (30 JUN - 1 JUL 2015). Viewed 16 April 2016. [C00013]

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Napier Company. (20th century). Gavel cocktail measure. Silver-plate, stained beech. (H) 9 5/8 in. Christie’s digital sales -Gentlemen’s luxury accessories: Barware, sports, travel & leisure (c. 19-29 JUL 2013). Viewed 13 April 2016. [D00033]

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Emil A. Schuelke for Napier Company. (20th century). Penguin cocktail shaker. Silver-plate. (H) 12 in. Christie’s New York - Maritime decorative arts (15 JAN 2009). Viewed 30 April 2016. [C00045]

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Napier Company. (undated). Eight shell-form ashtrays. Sterling silver. Bonhams Los Angeles - Sunset estate auction (16-17 NOV 2008). Viewed 16 May 2016. [E00001]

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Emil Schuelke for Napier Company. (undated). Penguin cocktail shaker. Silver-plate. 12 1/4 in. Bonhams Los Angeles - 20th century decorative arts including property from the estate of Michael and Michelle Ertzan (16 APR 2012). Viewed 8 May 2016. [D00115]

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Emil A. Schuelke for Napier Company. (c. 1936). Penguin cocktail shaker. (H) 31 cm. Bonhams London - Silver & objects of vertu including post-war silver (9 OCT 2007). Viewed May 2016. [D00119]

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The Napier Company. (undated). Cigarette case. Sterling silver. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (23-24 NOV 2008). Viewed 18 May 2016. [E00002]

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Napier Company. (undated). Gentleman’s flask with telescopic cup/cap . Silver. Variable dimensions. Bonhams Los Angeles - The collection of Sir Daniel Donohue (4 APR 2011). Viewed May 2016. [D00117]

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Napier Company. (undated). Cocktail shaker. Silver-plate. Christie’s London - Silver & plate (9 JAN 2007). Viewed 26 April 2016. [C00024]

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Napier Company. (undated). Candle snuffer. Bonhams San Francisco - ART + DECOR (25 JAN 2015). Viewed 27 April 2016. [A00441]



C. Napier Company designs in exhibitions

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(18 NOV 16 - 12 NOV 17)
Shaken, stirred, styled: The art of the cocktail at Dallas Museum of Art starring the Napier penguin cocktail shaker. Viewed 16 September 2016. [A00125; AAA000155-56]

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(5 JUL 13 - 6 DEC 15)
19th-Century Modern at Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 20 March 2016. [A00125]

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(2 SEP 2011 - 1 APR 2012).
19th-Century Modern. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 10 March 2016. [A00006]

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(5 venues: 2005 - 2007).
Modernism in American Silver: 20th-Century Design. Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno; Dallas Museum of Art (see photos of the exhibition); The Wolfsonian, Miami Beach, FL; The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN. Viewed 21 March 2016. [A00140]



Footnote:
[1]Napier Company, Meriden, was active 1922-99. (See Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver, page 361. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press.) Viewed 16 May 2016. [A00663]



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