Catalog No. 0000.00.00
"River Boat" bejeweled box bag on green-stained wood
11 7/8 L x 6 1/2 H x 2 3/4 D in.
Box purse featuring a 19th-century steamboat screen printed in white and gold on wood stained in a pale, muted green. Decorated with faux gems in amber and pearl. "river boat" serigraph in hand-script cursive style appears in lower left corner.
Title of Piece
river boat (sic)
Enid Collins (American, 1926-1989), for Collins of Texas
Associated Product Codes
Light green, gold, white
Collins Jewel Colors
Transportation, boats, Americana, history, Mississippi River
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" and copyright symbol printed on lower right corner
Reg. no. GP45428; 01/02/1965
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 on leather and interior; minor wear to wood; serigraph vivid; original jewels and embellishments intact and in place.
Paddle steamers (or wheelers) with large paddle wheels on each side (side-wheelers) were popular passenger riverboats in the United States from the late 18th to late 19th centuries. A few still carry tourists down rivers such as the Mississippi River today.