|The incomplete and confusing history of Caran d'Ache watercolor pencils.|
- Vintage Prismalo (possibly from the ‘30s; the oldest set in my collection)
- Vintage Prismalo (probably from the ‘90s)
- Contemporary Prismalo (100th anniversary edition, with historical comparison)
- Contemporary Supracolor (in which I ponder at length about why Supracolors are called Supracolor “II” when there is no Supracolor “I”? It turns out there was a “I”! Read on.)
From top: 1930s Prismalo, 1980s Prismalo, Prismalo I, unnamed "sailboat," unnamed "water soluble," Supracolor I, vintage Swisscolor, unnamed "tulip" (not water-soluble), contemporary Supracolor II Soft, contemporary Prismalo.