Catalog No. 0000.00.00
"Owl and Pussycat" themed top-opening box bag in black with crystal jewels
11 1/8 L x 5 3/8 H x 4 1/8 D in.
Solid-wood casket-style box purse screen printed in black, depicting the main characters of "The Owl and the Pussycat" fable. Front panel features large, stylized black cat with eyes and nose decorated with crystal faux gems and metallic acrylic embellishments. Top features stylized owl with similar eye and beak treatment, plus crystal claws. Simple flowers also embellished with imitation jewels and metallics. "owl + pussy cat" serigraph appears in lower left corner of front in hand-script cursive style. Two black leather handles. 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, amber, crystal, gold (metal)
Collins Jewel Colors
Fables, fairytales, birds, cats, animals
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" and copyright symbol printed on lower right corner of top
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 typical wear from use; serigraph vivid; original jewels intact and in place.
One variation on the theme, based on the classic fable.