Catalog No. 0000.00.0
"U R the Apple of My I" box bag
11 1/8 L x 5 7/8 H x 2 3/4 D in.
Box purse featuring screen-printed design in black and bright red on wood with a natural finish. Playfully replaces words in the idiom "you are the apple of my eye" with a colorful apple and letter embellished in a style that hearkens to Medieval illustrated manuscripts. Black vinyl handle and black-leather clasp detail. One of several variations Enid Collins designed on this theme.
Title of Piece
U R ThE (apple, pictured) OF My I (sic)
Enid Collins (American, 1926-1989), for Collins of Texas
Associated Product Codes
Bright red, black, yellow, white, green
Puns, idioms, fruit, illustration
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" screen printed on lower right of front panel
Undetermined. Possibly reg. no. GP43246, 05/12/1964, "Apple"
Acrylic serigraph on heavily lacquered solid wood (probably mahogany with walnut stain); 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
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 features and apples a favorite fruit motif.