Catalog No. 0000.00.00
"Owl and Pussycat" themed bejeweled box bag in black, brown and gold
11 1/8 L x 5 7/8 x 2 3/4 Din.
Solid-wood box purse screen printed in black, warm brown and metallic gold, depicting the main characters of "The Owl and the Pussycat" fable. Owl's and cat's eyes decorated with amber faux gems and metallic acrylic embellishments. Beak and a star also done with embellishments. "owl + pussy cat" serigraph appears in lower left corner of front in hand-script printed style. Black vinyl handle. One variation on this theme.
Title of Piece
owl + pussy cat (sic)
Enid Collins (American, 1926-1989), for Collins of Texas
Associated Product Codes
Black, warm red-brown, gold (metal), amber
Collins Jewel Colors
Fables, fairytales, birds, cats, animals
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" and copyright symbol printed on lower right corner
Reg. no. GP5l342; 06/20/1966; "Stylized animals"
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; serigraph vivid; original jewels intact and in place.
One variation on the theme, based on the classic fable.