Catalog No. 0000.00.00
"Night Owl" black bejeweled box bag featuring a stylized gold owl and stars
8 1/2 L x 1 7/8 W x 4 1/4 H in.
Solid wood box purse painted black and screen printed with a metallic-gold owl and line-art stars. Humorously plays with the idea of a an evening bag, or night bag. Features a stylized owl with feather details flanked by two line-art-style starbursts. Eyes decorated with large faux silver gems matching smaller versions at center of starts. Eyes surrounded by acrylic gold filigree embellishments. Beak embellished with gold appliqué. "night owl" appears in lower left corner in hand-script cursive style.
Title of Piece
night owl (sic)
Enid Collins (American, 1926-1989), for Collins of Texas
Black, gold (metal), silver
Collins Jewel Colors
Owls, birds, night owls, night, stars
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" and copyright symbol printed on lower right of front panel
Acrylic serigraph on wood; glass jewels manufactured for Collins of Texas in the Czech Republic; acrylic embellishments; brass findings; black vinyl handle; satin lining; mirror
Web-press serigraph print; machine-made box; some hand assembly (hand application of jewels)
Place of Manufacture
Places of Sale
Shows typical wear from use; serigraph vivid; original embellishments intact and in place.
One of many variations on the evening bag, night owl pun. Though "night owls," and owls in general, were a frequent and popular Enid Collins motif, this particular box bag has far more bling embellishments than other versions.