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Lot 0067
ADO painted toy wood truck designed by Ko Verzuu Holland, 1939.
Ko Verzuu designed toys between 1935 and 1955, inspired by artists such as Gerrit Rietveld and Piet Mondriaan and educational innovators Maria Montessori and Friedrich Frobel. The toys were hand made by people recovering from tuberculosis in hospital. The title: ADO is an acronym for (Dutch) 'Arbeid Door Onvolwaardigen' (English: Labour By Lesser-Abled). In 1962 this name was changed to 'Apart Doelmatig Onverwoestbaar' (English: Unique Functional Indestructible).

Text on side of truck: Dutch: MelkHandel; in English: Milk Plant/ Milk Station.

Metal wheels with rubber tires.
Rotatable front axle
Manufacturer: Ko Versuu, ADO.
Date: 1939.
'ADO' insignia on front of truck.
Dimensions: 12 cm. hgt. x 16.5 cm. wd. x 32.5 cm. dp.
Archived at CODA Museum.
Condition: good original estate condition, no repairs, appropriate for age (Please view all photos.)
Provenance: Private Estate.


Good original estate condition. Please view all photos.
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Ado Ko Verzuu Melkhandle Truck Holland 1939

Estimate $400 - $800
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