Catalog No. 0000.00.0
"Tres Flores" bejeweled box bag in neutral gems
8 5/8 L x 4 1/4 H x 1 7/8 D in.
Prob. 1968 or 1969 (see Copyright info. under "Design")
Box purse embellished with three flowers designed in faux gems. Minimal screen printing (stems, text) plus neutral-toned jewel-flowers in opaque ivory, brown, beige and black with metallic gold accents. Black vinyl handle. "tres Flores" screen-printed in lower left of front panel.
Title of Piece
tres flores (sic)
Enid Collins (American, 1926-1989), for Collins of Texas
Associated Product Codes
DHH, MHF, MHW
Turquoise, orange, red, green, black, gold (metal)
Aquamarine, Orange, Ruby, Emerald
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" screen printed on lower right of front panel
Undetermined. Possibly: 1) GP58797, 06/14/1968, MHH, no description; 2) GP60651, 12/16/1968, DHH, no description; 3) GP62920, 06/23/1969, MHF, no description.
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 less-than-typical wear, including to handles; original jewels intact and in place.
One of several variations on a theme.