This object that looks like a wooden bulb on a piece of wood is a child’s toy. The “top” sits in the handle, and is wrapped with string. When the string is pulled, the top drops off and spins freely.
Wood (Oak, Maple)
L: 6 1/2 x W: 2 x D: 4 in.
Shenandoah Valley, Virginia (attributed)
Shenandoah Valley Collection
Purchased in 2001.