Catalog No. 0000.00.0
"Apple Box" casket-style top-opening box bag with letters and apple
11 1/8 L x 5 3/8 H x 4 3/8 D in.
Top-opening box purse screen printed in black and bright red on wood with a dark stain finish. Playfully replaces words in the idiom "you are the apple of my eye" with embellished letters and a colorful apple. Two leather handles finished in bright red match leather clasp detail. Alternate title, "apple box," is printed in hand-styled script on right front face of lid. One of several variations Enid Collins designed on this theme.
Title of Piece
Apple Box; alt. title "U R the [apple] of my I"
apple box (sic)
Enid Collins (American, 1926-1989), for Collins of Texas
Associated Product Codes
Bright red, black, yellow, white, green
Puns, idioms, fruit
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" screen printed on lower right of front panel
Reg. no. GP51349; 06/20/1966; "Decorative lettering & apple"
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 less-than-typical wear, including to handles; original screen printing in excellent condition.
One of several versions Collins designed based on this theme. Puns were a standard Enid Collins motif.