Catalog No. 0000.00.00
"Owl and Pussycat" themed casket-style box bag in black with aquamarine eyes
8 5/8 L x 5 3/8 H x 4 1/4 D in.
Solid, medium-toned wood casket-style box purse screen printed in black, depicting the main characters of "The Owl and the Pussycat" fable. Front panel features stylized sitting cat with faux turquoise-jewel eyes and metallic acrylic embellishments, beside a flower decorated in brown and aqua jewels. Top features stylized owl with turquoise eyes and similar simplistic flower. "owl + pussy cat" serigraph appears in lower left corner of front in hand-script cursive style. 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, turquoise, brown, gold (metal)
Collins Jewel Colors
Fables, fairytales, birds, cats, animals
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" and copyright symbol printed on lower right corner
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; 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 from use; serigraph vivid; original jewels intact and in place. Missing handles.
One variation on the theme, based on the classic fable.