Catalog No. 0000.00.0
"Spring Chic" bird-themed jewel-embellished box bag, white
0 L x 0 H x 0 D in.
Box purse depicting a stylized bird in profile, screen-printed in white and embellished with pearlescent and pearly green acrylic embellishments shaped like flowers and leaves. "Spring Chic" is screen printed in the lower right corner, where Collins regularly titled her work. One of multiple variations on this theme.
Title of Piece
Spring Chic (sic)
Enid Collins (American, 1926-1989), for Collins of Texas
White, pearl, pearlescent green
Birds, chickens, nature, flowers
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" and copyright symbol screen printed on lower right front
Reg. no. GP45430; 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, including to handles; original screen print unmarred and vivid; embellishments intact, in place and in good condition.
One of several designs featuring chicken puns, a favorite Enid Collins theme.