Catalog No. 0000.00.0
"Wise Guys" owl family box bag, dark brown on light wood
11 L x 5 7/8 H x 2 3/4 W in.
Multi-color screen print and bejeweled box purse depicting family of owls perched on a tree limb, with stars in the sky behind. Owls are printed in dark brown with outlines and details in black and white. Eyes of the owlets are done in amber-colored faux gems. "wise guys" printed in hand-style script in lower left corner of front. One of several variations Collins made of this design over the years.
Title of Piece
wise guys (sic)
Enid Collins (American, 1926-1989), for Collins of Texas
Associated Product Codes
Dark brown, amber, white, black
Black Jet, Crystal, Topaz, Gold
Astrology, zodiac, flowers, nature, water, life, growth
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" and copyright symbol screen printed on lower right front
Reg. no. GP35651; 09/02/1962; "Large owl with eyes open & 3 small owls with eyes closed, perched on a tree branch."
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; 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 jewels intact and in place
One of several variations of "wise guys" Collins designed over the years.