Catalog No. 0000.00.0
Green "Wise Guy" abstract owl with daisy flower eyes box bag
0 L x 0 H x 0 D in.
1967 - 1970 ca. (see Copyright info. under "Design")
Multi-color screen print of an abstract owl with flower eyes in faux gems. Owl is gradation of jade to olive green. Eyes are daisy-like with white jewel petals and orange gem centers. Forehead features a tri-petal design in yellow faux jewels. "wise guy" printed in hand-style script in lower left corner of front. One of several variations.
Title of Piece
wise guy (sic)
poss. "Vagabond" (See Copyright info., below)
Enid Collins (American, 1926-1989), for Collins of Texas
Associated Product Codes
Olive green, jade green, yellow, orange, white, natural
Orange, yellow, white
Owls, birds, wildlife, nature, wisdom, humor
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" and copyright symbol screen printed on lower right front
Possible registrations: 1) GP58803; 6/14/1968; "Stylized owl & flowers"; or 2) GP65646; 01/15/1970; "Stylized owl"; or 3) GP82607; 12/01/1972; "Stylized owl"; add'l title "Vagabond"; copyright holder Collins of Texas instead of Enid Collins.
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; 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
Typical wear from use; serigraph in very good condition, as are clasps, hinges and handles; original jewels intact and in place
One of several variations Collins designed over the years.