Three Dreidels

Three Dreidels

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The first, made of brass, has cast elements expertly soldered together. Marked on underside “Sharar Bezalel”. This was made in the largest of the Bezalel workshops, which was named “Sharar”. Circa 1920. The second is made of hand-painted wood. Reading “Jewish National Fund Jerusalem” in Hebrew, this was a giveaway to children from Jewish National Fund outposts in England and the USA. 1920’s. Another example of this dreidel can be found in the book “Jewish Antiques: From Menorahs to Seltzer Bottles”. The last is made of sterling silver. Made and designed by the “father of modern Judaica”, Ludwig Wolpert, and sold exclusively at the Jewish Museum of New York in the 1970’s. This dreidel is typically found made of base metal, this silver example is much more difficult to locate. Fully marked.

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