Catalog No. 0000.00.0
"Spring Chicken" bird-themed jewel-embellished box bag
0 L x 0 H x 0 D in.
Box purse depicting a stylized chicken and flowers, screen-printed in gradients of green and embellished with faux jewels and accents. Chicken's tail elaborately embellished with silver and pearlescent floral embellishments and amber jewels. Amber jewels and pearl-toned embellishments used in remainder of work. "Spring Chicken" is screen printed in the lower right corner, where Collins regularly titled her work. One of multiple variations on this theme.
Title of Piece
Enid Collins (American, 1926-1989), for Collins of Texas
Associated Product Codes
Dark and light green, pearl, silver, amber
Birds, chickens, flowers, puns
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" and copyright symbol screen printed on lower right front
Reg. no. GP40729; 01/01/1964
Acrylic serigraph on heavily lacquered solid wood (probably natural 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 typical wear, including to handles; original screen print unmarred and vivid; jewels intact, in place and in good condition.
One of several designs featuring chicken puns, a favorite Enid Collins theme.