Catalog No. 0000.00.00
"Pokito" screen-printed and bejeweled tortoise box bag
8 1/2 L x 4 1/4 H X 1 7/8 D in.
Box purse of medium-toned wood screen printed in black and bright turquoise, depicting a stylized turtle in profile. Tortoise's shell is decorated with faux gems in amber and with metallic-gold acrylic embellishments. "Pokito" serigraph in hand-script printed style appears in the left-hand side of the box top.
Title of Piece
Enid Collins (American, 1926-1989), for Collins of Texas
Associated Product Codes
Turquoise, black, amber, gold (metal)
Collins Jewel Colors
Topaz, Gold (metal)
Turtles, animals, reptiles
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" and copyright symbol printed on lower right corner
Reg. no. GP74933; 05/15/1971; "Turtle"
Acrylic serigraph on heavily lacquered solid wood (probably mahogany with walnut stain); 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 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.
A Tex-Mex take on similar "Poki" and "Slow Poke" turtle themes.