Checking our archives, as far as pipes received new from Castello go we've seen a lot of Collections, but very few sporting silver. And compared to those, this has to me the most interesting one. The gently concave mid-section of the bowl, for one thing, is not something we've often seen on a Castello Billiard. As for the silver accent, it's readily one of the most complex I could find on a Collection; a winding vine theme, including such details as branching tendrils and a bud extending a delicate, curling stamen.
- Eric N. Squires