Catalog No. 0000.00.0
"Sophistikit" screen-printed and bejeweled box bag featuring a stylized tan cat and blue gem flowers
11 1/8 L x 8 5/8 H x 2 3/4 D in.
Box purse depicting a Siamese-like, stylized cat screen printed in black and tan, and embellished with faux-gem Aquamarine eyes and a Topaz collar. Three large flowers and round stones in multi-colored jewels decorate the field. "Sophistikit" is screen printed in lower left corner. One of multiple variations on a theme very popular with Enid Collins and collectors.
Title of Piece
Enid Collins (American, 1926-1989), for Collins of Texas
Associated Product Codes
Turquoise, tan, amber, blue, green, brown
Aquamarine, Emerald, Sapphire, Topaz
Animals, domestic animals, cats, puns
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" and copyright symbol screen printed on lower right front
Reg. no. GP43241; 05/12/1964; "Stylized kitten & stars"
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
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 less than typical wear; original screen print vivid; jewels intact and in good condition.
One of several designs on this fun theme.