Onoto Limited Edition Series
Created in hallmarked sterling silver or sumptuous 18ct gold by our world-class English craftsmen, The Centenary Onoto fountain pen is a proud tribute to the history and innovation of this global marque.
Although reminiscent of the classic 1937 Magna - same �style', same �feel' � this brand-new addition to the Onoto catalogue has a distinctive character all of its own:
Hallmarked solid sterling silver with 23ct gold-plated clip 3 gold-plated bands on the cap signifying the highest quality of Onoto pen ever produced Classic barleycorn pattern which makes the pen so tactile, it's hard to put down 18ct gold nib with exclusive Onoto engraving, available in Fine, Medium, Broad and Stub.
Augustus Welby Pugin was the foremost British architect of the 19th century. He was heavily influenced by his father, who shared his profound love of medieval Gothic architecture. Pugin is today considered to be the chief figure in the revival of Gothic design. Although he was heavily criticized by many in the Victorian era, he maintained that the structure of the building itself should be the base from which the decoration was evolved in a clear and honest way.
Conway Stewart draws the design inspiration for the detailed engraving on the cap and barrel from the work of Pugin featured on the exterior walls of the Palace of Westminster itself.
The small diamond shaped recesses that cover the cap and barrel are based on similar decorative detail on the outside of the Palace.
The tiny oak leaves in the recesses are a symbol of England, whose mighty oak forests built the navy and made England a maritime nation, spreading the ideas of democracy from the Mother of Parliaments around the World.
Other elements in the design included the larger diamond shape which is also taken from the same detail as the main design but with a new 3D image in the canter, inspired by other elements in the design of the Palace.
The unenameled oxidized borders were partly drawn from other elements of the structure of the building and recreated in a flowing frieze that unites the design as a whole.
The use of a deep rich color in the enamel with striking contrasts is true to the gothic style. It gives emphasis and depth to the low relief. This is known as Basse Taille enameling.
Both the cap and barrel of the Westminster edition are meticulously crafted out of solid sterling silver, bearing the English hallmark.
The Westminster limited edition pen is available in fountain pen and roller ball writing modes. The fountain pen is mounted with the large rhodium plated, iridium tipped 18 carat solid gold nib, available in eight grades. It utilizes the converter cartridge filling mechanism.
Edition, 2006 USA List Price $1,800
1905 when Conway Stewart was started, Jarvis and Garner had a single aim,
Today one hundred years later we still hold true to these original goals.
our writing instruments come with a 100 year guarantee.
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