Catalog No. 0000.00.00
"Owl and Pussycat" themed bejeweled box bag, black and dark brown
11 1/8 L x 5 7/8 H x 2 3/4 D in.
Box purse of medium-toned wood screen printed in dark brown and black, depicting the main characters of "The Owl and the Pussycat" fable. Owl's and cat's eyes decorated with amber faux gems and acrylic copper and black embellishments. Field dotted with an acrylic copper star. "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
Brown, black, amber, copper (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; 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 (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.