Lollebeekweg 28A Castenray 5811 AL Netherlands
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ADO, large wooden truck designed by Ko Verzuu

Documentation Documented elsewhere (exact item)
Documentation Notes ADO Speelgoed, catalogue 1953, page 15 to 19
Origin Netherlands
Period 1950-1979
W. 16.14 in; H. 6.69 in; D. 6.69 in;
W. 41 cm; H. 17 cm; D. 17 cm;
Condition Fair. This object has been a toy so there is wear & tear as you can see on the pictures. But, original paint still nice, patina, and I would say nice condition.
Creation Date 1953
Description Very rare and early wooden toy truck designed by Ko Verzuu for ‘Ado’ Holland in 1953. ‘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. More than ever because they are very decorative and easily combined with vintage design furniture from all countries.
This is an early truck from ca 1940, which is an exceptional find. This one is from the early ADO productions when these toys were made in very limited numbers due to the expenses.
Ado toys have a great charm because of their 'used' look and original age wear. Clearly Ko Verzuu was inspired by ‘De Stijl’ by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld. In this car you can see a lot of comparisons with 'De Stijl' and Gerrit Rietveld. This truck is in a very nice used condition. Marked with the metal Ado tag at the front. Original orange and lavendel bleu finish. This would be an amazing decorative addition to any interior.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Catalog References ADO Speelgoed Catalogue 1953 N.V. Vedeka, Keizersgracht 254, Amsterdam.
Incollect Reference Number 307588
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