Catalog No. 0000.00.00
"Night Owl" black, heavily bejeweled box bag featuring a stylized gold owl and stars
8 1/2 L x 4 1/8 H x 3 1/4 D in.
Probably 1963, 1966, or 1967 (based on copyright info.)
Humorously plays with the idea of a an evening bag, or night bag. Solid wood box purse painted black and screen printed with a stylized owl with feather details decorated with metallic gold embellishments. Eyes decorated with large faux silver gems and acrylic gold embellishments. Beak also embellished with gold appliqué. Stylized linear stars on either side of owl decorated with gold gems and tiny silver balls, also used on the owl's claws. "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
Associated Product Codes
Black, gold (metal), silver, copper
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 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 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.