Catalog No. 0000.00.00
"Night Owl" bejeweled box bag featuring a stylized gold owl and stars
8 1/2 L x 4 1/4 H x 1 7/8 D in.
Prob. 1963, 1966, or 1967 (based on copyright info.)
Solid blond wood box purse humorously playing with the idea of a an evening bag, or night bag. Features a stylized owl with feather details screen printed in metallic gold. Eyes decorated with large faux amber gems and acrylic antique-gold embellishments. Beak embellished with gold appliqué. Stylized linear stars on either side of owl decorated with orange gems and metallic embellishments. "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
Gold (metal), amber, antiqued gold
Collins Jewel Colors
Topaz, Antique Gold
Owls, birds, night owls, night, stars
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" and copyright symbol printed on lower right of front panel
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.