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Jigsaw puzzle - Four-way Jigsaw

Four-way Jigsaw

  • Object:

    Jigsaw puzzle

  • Place of origin:

    UK (made)

  • Date:

    1964 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Shapur, Fredun (made)
    Galt Toys (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed plywood

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Fredun Shapur

  • Museum number:

    B.18:1 to 21-2015

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Fredun Shapur is a toy designer and illustrator based in London. From the 1960s onwards, Shapur created innovative and distinctive design products for international companies such as Naef, Galt Toys, Fischerform and Selecta and especially for Creative Playthings. His work is remarkable for fostering children’s imagination through a wide range of playful learning opportunities that appeal to both children and adults. A strong visual language of flat planes and saturated colour united Shapur’s work across two and three dimensions.

Physical description

21 wooden puzzle pieces that assembled together reveal the image of a London scene. Bus, cars, traffic light and passengers are illustrated on the surface.

Place of Origin

UK (made)


1964 (made)


Shapur, Fredun (made)
Galt Toys (made)

Materials and Techniques

Printed plywood


Length: 25.5 cm puzzle, Width: 25.5 cm puzzle

Descriptive line

Four-way jigsaw, by Fredun Shapur, Galt, 1964





Subjects depicted

Scooters; Taxis; Police officers; Buses


Children & Childhood; Play; London; Transport; Games (puzzles & board games)


Museum of Childhood

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