The following description was prepared by William Gross:
While the dreidle is an integral part of contemporary Chanukah celebrations, such objects from periods earlier than the 20th century are difficult to find. This individually made and signed (in Hebrew) piece probably dates from the1920's. It is unusual for its relatively large size as well as for the etched decoration. This technique of etching brass was quite popular in the Bezalel School of this period and this piece may well have been created by one of its students or teachers although it does not carry the mark of the institution.