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Ko Verzuu - ADO - Chariot with toddler blocks - toys

Lot reference 23395827
Ko Verzuu - ADO - Chariot with toddler blocks - toys

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Current bid $117
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Location: Netherlands
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Netherlands - 1935 - Wood

Object: Chariot with toddler blocks - toys
Material: Wood
Designer/ Artist: Ko Verzuu
Manufacturer/ Brand: ADO (More lots)
Estimated Period: 1935
Country of Origin: Netherlands
Condition: Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions: 15×23×36 cm

Original cart with blocks Made and lacquered by hand and comes with its original brand tag. Comes with 66 matching, unpainted wooden blocks in various shapes.

The cart was designed by Ko Verzuu (1901-19871), who was in charge of the ADO workshops. During the designing process, Verzuu was inspired by the Dutch art movement 'De Stijl' (The Style). The combination of abstract shapes and primary colours explains the large appeal the ADO toys have.

ADO's origin can be found in the sanatorium 'Berg en Bosch', which established itself in 1920 in Apeldoorn. In 'Berg en Bosch', occupational therapy was applied, for the first time in the Netherlands, to tuberculosis patients who were a bit better off. One of the forms of occupational therapy was the manufacturing of these wooden toys. The toys got the name ADO (Arbeid Door Onvolwaardigen) (Labour by the Disabled), but this was wisely changed in 1962 to Apart Doelmatig Onverwoestbaar (Separate Efficient Indestructible).

A historic toy. The cart of blocks is depicted in the ADO catalogue 1934-1935 at no. 643.

Condition: The cart of blocks is in used condition and shows some clear signs of use and age. Otherwise in original condition. No flaws.

Photos are part of the description.

The lot will be packaged carefully, and shipped registered, insured. Tracking available. Can also be picked up in Rotterdam-Kralingen.

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Catawiki member since February 4, 2018, received 12 reviews in total (12 in last 12 months)

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  • keurig ingepakt gekregen, prima!

    user-6428859 November 23, 2018

  • Nice tiles, well-packed. History of tiles was provided and was appreciated.

    cicada November 14, 2018

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    Zeer goed en snel binnen ook goed verpakt klasse verkoper zeer Positief
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    otidia October 25, 2018

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    Fantastico! Qualche problema con la spedizione, ma non per colpa del venditore che è stato veramente molto disponibile per risolvere il problema! Consigliatissimo!
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    user-06be74f October 24, 2018

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    Bin bis zum heutigen Datum sehr zufrieden.
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    Truckertoni July 31, 2018

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    jurgenhogenkamp June 25, 2018


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United States $71.50
Austria $33.89
Belgium $33.89
Denmark $33.89
France $33.89
Germany $33.89
Italy $33.89
Luxembourg $33.89
Netherlands $9.21
Spain $33.89
Sweden $33.89
United Kingdom $33.89
Rest of Europe $40.66
Anywhere else $71.50

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