Catalog No. 0000.00.00
"River Boat" bejeweled box bag featuring a 19th-century steamboat in white and turquoise
11 1/4 L x 5 7/8 H x 2 3/4 D in.
Possibly after 1972
Box purse featuring a 19-th century steamboat screen printed in white and turquoise, and decorated with faux gems in aqua, amber and white. "river boat" serigraph in hand-script cursive style appears in lower left corner.
Title of Piece
river boat (sic)
Collins of Texas (Tandy Corp.), after an original design by Enid Collins (American, 1926-1989)
Associated Product Codes
White, turquoise, amber
Collins Jewel Colors
Aquamarine, Topaz, Pure White
Transportation, boats, Americana, history, Mississippi River
Signature and/or Mark
Large "C" and jumping horse logo serigraph 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; rigid vinyl handle; natural hand-stained leather trim; satin lining; mirror
Place of Manufacture
Serigraph (screen) print; machine-made box with hand-applied stain and lacquer; hand-wrought solid brass; some hand assembly (hand application of jewels)
Places of Sale
Shows typical wear from use on leather and interior; minor wear to wood; serigraph vivid; original jewels and embellishments intact and in place.
This undated Collins of Texas box bag (no ec signature or label; a Collins of Texas label) is a reproduction of a 1965 "river boat" silkscreen design by Enid Collins, created before the company was sold to Tandy Corporation. The box is slightly smaller than the 1965 version and uses a different color and jewel pattern.