Catalog No. 0000.00.0
"Tulip Time" bejeweled box bag
11 7/8 L x 6 1/2 H x 2 3/4 D in.
Box purse featuring faux gems and a vivid screen-printed design that evokes Dutch folk art. Stylized floral motif in bright spring green and gradients of violet and periwinkle. Faux jewels include round and large-teardrop Amythysts (sic), teardrop Crystals and various pure-white floral outlines and rings. White vinyl handle and white-leather clasp detail.
Title of Piece
tulip time (sic)
Enid Collins (American, 1926-1989), for Collins of Texas
Associated Product Codes
Spring green, violet, periwinkle, white
Amythyst (sic), Crystal
Flowers, Dutch folk art, abstract
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" screen printed on lower right of front panel
Undetermined. Poss. 1) reg. no. GP52807, 10/24/1966; or 2) GP52787, 10/24/1966
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 less-than-typical wear, including to handles; original screen-print in excellent condition; original jewels intact and in place.
I have a pretty strong hunch that the inspiration behind this design/title comes from the annual spring Tulip Time festival in Holland, Michigan. The thriving, American small-town celebration of Dutch heritage started in the late 1920s.