Catalog No. 0000.00.00
"Poki" screen-printed and bejeweled tortoise box bag with stars
8 1/2 L x 4 1/4 H x 1 7/8 D in.
Box purse of light-toned wood screen printed in a gradient from bright turquoise to bright green, depicting a stylized turtle in profile flanked by two asterisk-style stars. Tortoise's shell is decorated with faux gems in opaque turquoise and green, and acrylic white floral embellishments with amber centers. "Poki" serigraph in hand-script printed style appears in the lower left corner. The letter "I" is dotted with an asterisk-style star.
Title of Piece
Enid Collins (American, 1926-1989), for Collins of Texas
Associated Product Codes
Turquoise, bright green, white, amber
Collins Jewel Colors
Turtles, animals, reptiles, stars
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; 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.
A Tex-Mex take on similar "Poki" and "Slow Poke" turtle themes.