ADO Ko Verzuu puzzle box decorative kids toy 1950
Height: 8 cm
Width: 17 cm
Depth: 17 cm
Very nice and decorative wooden toy puzzle box set, designed by Ko Verzuu for Ado Holland in the 1950s. Ado means Arbeid door onvolwaardigen, translated; labor by incapacitated, which makes this an even more special piece. Toys by Ado are being highly collected at the moment, even more than ever cause this is very decorative combined with 1950s furniture from all countries! Very nice colorful cubes, in a wooden case with edged corners, all handmade and hand lacquered. This is an early set of puzzle cubes and it’s in played condition but I think the patina makes this a very nice piece with aging to it. On the side it looks like an abstract Mondriaan Painting. Would look highly decorative as this can be used in numerous positions everywhere! Marked with the Ado sticker on the front of the wooden case! A very good future investment. Complete set and in original condition.
Jacobus (Ko) Verzuu
Utrecht 1901 – 1971
Construction supervisor, toy designer