|Vollmer & Nilsson #122475 (SOLD 12/29/17)
|I think of this as a preview of what will soon come, the Human
Tragedy Series, a collaboration between Vollmer & Nilsson (the
talent) and Pulversbriar (the promulgator of evil intent). This
series will celebrate that most profound of thinkers, Erasmus,
and his opus, "In Praise of Human Folly." Having read the book
over 40 years ago, I have no recollection of its content, but it
sounds good. This is an Apple and we will lead off with The
Fall, symbolizing man's initial, and continual, fall from Grace.
But believe us (V&N, and I) this hardly represents the scope of
human folly. Oh yes, this pipe; I almost forgot. It's simply a
beaut. Why? Beautiful, open, hygroscipic cross grain.
Beautiful shaping. Beautiful construction work. Beautiful care
about your smoking pleasure, hence no bowl coating. Beautiful.
5.95" long, bowl 1.55" tall. Weight: 1 1/4 oz., 36 grams. $475.