Catalog No. 0000.00.00
"Nite Owl" casket-style box bag featuring a stylized gold owl with many jewels and embellishments
7 1/4 L x 3 1/2 W x 4 5/8 H in.
Solid blond wood casket-style box purse humorously playing with the idea of a an evening bag, or "nite" bag. Screen printed in gold and decorated with faux gems and metallic embellishments on sides and top. Front panel features a stylized owl with heavily embellished eyes of orange and crystal imitation stones and gold embellishments, and claws dotted with amber gems. Acrylic metallic gold star appliqués imply night-time, as does a highly stylized "star" on the box lid, also decorated in faux gems and gold. "nite owl" appears in lower left corner of lid in hand-script print style. The letter "I" in "nite" is dotted with a gold asterisk-style star.
Title of Piece
nite owl (sic)
Enid Collins (American, 1926-1989), for Collins of Texas
Gold (metal), crystal, amber, orange
Collins Jewel Colors
Crystal, Topaz, Gold (metal), Antique Gold (metal), undetermined
Owls, birds, night owl, 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; leather 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.