This little celluloid piece is a vintage, child's rattle. The cream side has a nursery rhyme that reads; Little Jack Horner - Sat in a corner - Eating his - Christmas pie!. The back side is hot-pink and both side has a pressed pinwheel design. The round portion rotates within the twisted celluloid handle. I don’t find a country of origin and I assume that is from the 1930's or 1940's. It sounds like it has a single item, marble-like, inside to make it "rattle" when shaken.
The ball measures about 2 3/8” across and the total length is about 5 ¾”. It is in good with minor wear. The two halves of the ball are a bit crudely assembled and the pink edge is irregular. The picture of Jack has nice color.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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