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Date: 1800s

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.

 

Medium: Wood (Oak, Maple)

Dimensions: L: 6 1/2 x W: 2 x D: 4 in.

Place: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia (attributed)

Accession: 2001.0013.456

Collection: Shenandoah Valley Collection

Category: Folk Art

Tags: Wood , Oak , Maple , Children

Purchased in 2001.