Catalog No. 0000.00.00
"Nite Owl" bejeweled box bag featuring a stylized brown owl and stars
9 3/8 L x 4 7/8 H x 2 3/8 D in.
Prob. 1968 or 1969 (see Copyright info. under "Design")
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
Associated Product Codes
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)
$2) reg. no. GP62921; 06 / $25 / $1969; DHB; "Stylized"
Probably 1) reg. no. GP60640; 12/16/1968; DHH; "Stylized"; or
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. Owls were a frequent and popular Enid Collins motif.