Catalog No. 0000.00.00
"Papillon" stylized gold butterfly bejeweled box bag, gold
9 3/8 L x 4 7/8 H x 2 1/4 D in.
Box purse of light-toned wood screen printed in metallic gold, depicting a stylized butterfly with wings decorated in faux gems of amber and crystal. Gold acrylic embellishments. "Papillon," French for "butterfly," serigraph appears along left side of front in hand-script printed style. One variation on this theme.
Title of Piece
Enid Collins (American, 1926-1989), for Collins of Texas
Associated Product Codes
Metallic gold, amber, crystal
Collins Jewel Colors
Butterflies, insects, animals
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" printed on lower right corner in stacked fashion (no copyright symbol)
Prob. reg. no. GP72001; 01/25/1971; "Butterfly"
Acrylic serigraph on heavily lacquered solid wood (probably mahogany with natural finish); glass jewels manufactured for Collins of Texas in the Czech Republic; acrylic embellishments; hand-wrought solid brass clasps and ornaments; rigid vinyl handle; satin lining; mirror
Serigraph (screen) print; machine-made box with hand-applied stain and lacquer; hand-wrought solid brass; some hand assembly (hand application of jewels)
Place of Manufacture
Places of Sale
Shows typical wear from use; serigraph vivid; original jewels intact and in place.
This Papillon is missing four jewels and I have yet to see a similar purse to solve the mystery. One variation on this theme.