Catalog No. 0000.00.00
Papier mâché box bag with single flower and bees, antique white
8 5/8 L x 4 1/4 H x 1 7/8 D in.
1966 - 1968 ca.
Box purse of solid wood painted in antiqued white with metallic gold rubbed edges; decorated with a papier mâché flower in antiqued white and greens. Center is embellished with a large, faux gem in amber. Antiqued gold embellishment of bees hover nearby. Vinyl handle is antiqued green.
Title of Piece
Enid Collins (American, 1926-1989), for Collins of Texas
Associated Product Codes
Antique white, metallic gold, antiqued greens, amber
Collins Jewel Colors
Flowers, nature, insects, bees
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" in raised papier mâché in lower right corner of front panel
Papier mâché on solid wood (possibly mahogany); glass jewels manufactured for Collins of Texas in the Czech Republic; acrylic embellishments; hand-wrought solid brass clasps and ornaments; rigid vinyl handle; satin lining; mirror
Papier mâché; machine-made box with hand-applied stain and lacquer; hand-wrought solid brass; some hand assembly (hand-applied jewels)
Place of Manufacture
Places of Sale
Shows typical wear from use
Part of papier mâché product line manufactured in Puerto Rico in the late 1960s.