Catalog No. 0000.00.00
"Poki" screen-printed outline of a whimsical tortoise with a flower in its beak
0 L x 0 H x 0 D in.
Top-opening box purse of light-blond wood screen printed in a gradient from deep turquoise to olive green, outlining a stylized turtle holding a flower in its beak. Tortoise's shell is decorated with flowers in opaque faux gems of vivid turquoise, orange, white and yellow. Flower in beak is embellished with yellow and green faux stones. "poki" serigraph in hand-script cursive style appears beside the turtle's rear foot.
Title of Piece
Enid Collins (American, 1926-1989), for Collins of Texas
Associated Product Codes
Turquoise, bright green, olive green, orange, white, yellow
Collins Jewel Colors
Turtles, animals, reptiles, flowers
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" and copyright symbol printed on lower right corner
Reg. no. GP65645; 01/15/1970; "Turtle with flower in mouth"
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 whimsical, cartoonish version of Collins's popular "Poki" and "Slow Poke" turtle themes.