CONGRADULATIONS to Liliane for winning the Painter's Palette( and at a very good price I might add).
I know it is a very hard Prototype to get and very desirable.
It was also one of Bob Contes favorite designs and he was sorry EL didn't produce it for the retail stores.
Prototypes have been discussed many times here on the board and there are different opinions about buying them. IMHO if you know it is a REAL prototype , which means it was presented to EL for their consideration but never made for the retail stores, and you like it and the price stays reasonable ( under $4000) then great.
Prototypes should not be confused with unfinished ( gold only) or empty or broken/missing parts solids. They are completely finished except for having perfume.
Prototypes are in a class of their own and rare .
As we now know the White/Gold 2005 dragon is waiting to appear . We know there is at least one. <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ /> Happy Hunting.
Ann ( still waiting to find the black cowboy hat).