I somehow decided I needed this metal palette with 56 1/2 pans waiting empty for me to fill with watercolor paint. I found the palette lying collecting dust on a shelf in a small art shoppe in Sarlat.  So you could say I rescued this palette box from obscurity, couldn't you? 

My rationale for buying this paintbox was my need to find my colors quickly and have them easily available to me when I am painting in a travel location or have limited time. What do you think?