#177 Papier Maché Lillian Vernon Special Edition

Acquired 1997

Purchased from Lillian Vernon, mail order catalog, November 1997, this elegant 5-piece set is made of papier maché for a special annual edition offered only in 1997. I had ordered papier maché sets in the past and returned them because of their lack of quality. However, because this was a special edition for Lillian Vernon this year only, I ordered it knowing I could send it back if I didn't like it. Once it arrived and I unwrapped the pieces, I was enthralled at the beauty, elegance, and detail of these large pieces. It was modestly priced at $49.95.