Catalog No. 0000.00.00
"Poki" screen-printed and bejeweled tortoise box bag, casket style
8 1/2 L x 4 1/4 H X 1 7/8 D in.
Top-opening box purse of light-toned wood screen printed in a gradient from bright turquoise to olive green, depicting a stylized turtle in profile. All sides and top of box are decorated with faux gems and acrylic flower embellishments. Turtle's shell features. opaque imitation stones in turquoise and light spring-green, and white flowers with yellow-orange or amber centers. Top features a large turquoise flower and green leaves, plus same small white flowers with amber centers. "Poki" serigraph in hand-script printed style appears in the lower left corner of front. The letter "I" is dotted with an asterisk-style star. Two leather handles.
Title of Piece
Enid Collins (American, 1926-1989), for Collins of Texas
Associated Product Codes
Turquoise, spring (light) green, white, amber
Collins Jewel Colors
Turtles, animals, reptiles, flowers, stars
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" and copyright symbol printed on lower right corner
Acrylic serigraph on heavily lacquered solid wood (probably mahogany); glass jewels manufactured for Collins of Texas in the Czech Republic; acrylic embellishments; hand-wrought solid brass clasps and ornaments; natural hand-stained leather handles; 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.
One of several variations of popular "Poki" and "Slow Poke" turtle themes.