Arthur Wesley was born in Dublin in 1769. In 1798, his aristocratic Anglo-Irish family changed their name to Wellesley. Arthur Wellesley, was granted Dukedom as the 1st Duke of Wellington in 1814. In honour of Sir Arthur Wellesley, Conway Stewart commemorated the Duke of Wellington's life by offering the Wellington as a new model, back in 2008 within their range of fine quality writing instruments. Wellington is widely considered as one of the leading military and political figures of the first half of the 19th century, a prominent figure in the history of England. He achieved many heights throughout his political career: an Anglo-Irish general and statesman, chief secretary for Ireland, ambassador to France, commander in chief of the British army, victor at the Battle of Waterloo, twice British prime minister and was one of the leading figures in the House of Lords.
The Wellington is a substantial and elegant limited edition fountain pen. One of the most popular colours, Classic Green, brings its graceful blend of light and dark green to the Wellington, and the result is no less than you might expect. The subtle play of light from the pearlescent light green hints at the depths of this material. The deeper shades of the dark green marbling further accent the magnificent blend of colour
The Classic Green Wellington is another pen that feels right at home in either the boardroom or the privacy of your own desk. The striking design was crafted with a subtly curvaceous form to both cap and barrel, an exciting shape that sets the Wellington apart from traditional pen designs. The Wellington was created with an eye to the Continental flair for a sleek and classic look. This combines with Conway's time honoured use of rich marbled resin and polished gold trim to result in a pen that suits both high fashion as well as tasteful refinement.
The barrel of this pen is accented by two 18 carat hallmarked solid gold bands. The nib is also crafted out of 18 carat solid gold with a medium writing tip. Special attention is given to the nib to ensure a smooth wet line, satisfying even the most demanding writer, and the Wellington utilises the reliable cartridge converter filling system.
Nib and Ink Feed
Solid 18ct Gold Conway Stewart medium tipped nib. Stamped 'Conway - Stewart - 18 ct Gold - M'. Nib is a lovely smooth writer having moderate to good flex. Horizontal comb resin ink feeder
Measurements and Specifications
Capped Length: 5.47" (139 mm)
Posted Length: 6.93" (176 mm)
Barrel Length (including Nib): 5.0" (127 mm)
Cap Length: 2.47" (63.mm)
Cap Diameter Widest Point: 0.56" (16.5 mm)
Barrel Diameter Widest Point: 0.64" (1.22 cms)
Nib: 18ct Gold - Medium Tip - Semi to Good Flex
Filling System: Screw In Piston Convertor
Cap Closure: Screw On (May be Posted on Rear of Barrel)
Pen Weight: 38.4 grams.
Individual Serial Number: 472/060
No restoration required, pen is as new. The pen has been fully serviced. Pen barrel and cap delicately hand polished. Reassembled, write tested and finally flushed with clean water.
Pen barrel and cap are free from scratches, with no dents, cracks or hairlines. There are no personalisation. Gold plating to pocket clip is and cap rings is excellent. Cap to barrel threads firm and positive. Firm pocket clip. Overall pen is ready to write and is in near mint condition. Pen is supplied in original Conway Stewart luxury cases, warranty/authenticity certificate, and outer card box.
The curved profile of both barrel and cap make the Wellington stand out from the crowd. The marbled pearlescent light greens on the Wellington combine with dark green marbling to give a real depth of colour, reminiscent of the Conway Stewart casein fountain pens of the 1950's