Ado Ko Verzuu large cubes set 1950
Height: 16,5 cm
Width: 16 cm
Depth: 16 cm
Very rare 8-pieced decorative wooden toy cubes 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, with edged corners, all handmade and hand colored. This is an early set of cubes and it’s in played condition but I think the patina makes this a very nice piece with aging to it. Would look highly decorative as this can be used in numerous positions everywhere! Marked with the ado plate on the black small cube which is mostly missing! A very good future investment. Complete set as these cubes were sold in 5, 6, 7 or 8 cubes, so this is the biggest set there was.
Jacobus (Ko) Verzuu
Utrecht 1901 – 1971
Construction supervisor, toy designer