Catalog No. 0000.00.0
"Sea Garden" turquoise bejeweled fish box bag
8 5/8 L x 8 5/8 H x 2 3/4 D in.
Square box purse featuring aqua-blue screen-printed fish and kelp, embellished with Aquamarine and Topaz faux gems, opalescent-acrylic flowers, and pearly acrylic embellishments of starfish and shells. "Sea garden" is screen printed in lower left corner. Part of the "Caribbean Caper" line that Collins wrote was inspired by a "sojourn" in the Bahamas.
Title of Piece
Sea garden (sic)
Enid Collins (American, 1926-1989), for Collins of Texas
Associated Product Codes
Turquoise, white, amber
Aquamarine, Topaz, Pearl
Fish, the sea, water, marine life
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" and copyright symbol screen printed on lower right front
Acrylic serigraph on heavily lacquered solid wood (probably mahogany with natural finish); 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 less than typical wear; original screen print vivid; jewels intact and in good condition.
Part of the "Caribbean Caper" line.