Catalog No. 0000.00.00
"Nite Owl" bejeweled box bag featuring a stylized brown owl and stars
9 3/8 L x 2 3/8 W x 4 7/8 H in.
Solid blond wood box purse humorously playing with the idea of a an evening bag, or "nite" bag. Screen printed in brown and decorated with faux metallic gems and embellishments. Features a stylized owl with a solid body (no feather details) and eyes and beak decorated in faux gems and silver, gold and copper embellishments. Acrylic metallic star appliqués imply night-time. "nite owl" appears in lower left corner of lid in hand-script print style.
Title of Piece
nite owl (sic)
Enid Collins (American, 1926-1989), for Collins of Texas
Brown, copper, silver, gold
Collins Jewel Colors
Owls, birds, night owls, night, stars
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" printed on lower right of front panel (no copyright symbol)
Acrylic serigraph on wood; glass jewels manufactured for Collins of Texas in the Czech Republic; acrylic embellishments; brass findings; white 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. Owls were a frequent and popular Enid Collins motif.