The Chatsworth Collection is
a new overlay design commissioned for Conway Stewart by award
winning artist Henry Simpole. This is by far the most
detailed and intricate filigree design to date for Conway
Stewart by Simpole, and for the first time we are making the
Chatsworth collection available on a canvas choice of three
of our most popular resins: Classic Black, Blue Stardust,
and Red Stardust.
has personally invested decades of passion into his love of
both art and precious metal overlay designs. He lives for
the development and creation of his new designs, some more
complicated with intricate filigree, while others capture
characters or faces within his finely crafted network of gleaming
Simpole draws inspiration for
his pattern ideas from sources as varied as antique theatre
programmes and vintage ornament storage boxes, as well from
his extensive library of great artists: Rene Lalique, William
Morris, Moorcroft and numerous others, with especial attention
to his favourite, Alphonse Mucha.
The Chatsworth design incorporates
delicate lace-like strands of silver with a graceful and enchanting
bow whose design was drawn from a much loved Valentines card.
With every Simpole designed overlay
for Conway Stewart, Henry meticulously works into the design
the initials 'C' & 'S' (Conway Stewart). Many people who
have purchased previous overlays through Conway Stewart are
not aware of the letters that are woven into the design.
This design feature alone can take up to another 40 hours
in making certain that the two initials work harmoniously
within the filigree pattern. The Chatsworth Collection
takes this to another step, and not only are the initials
'C' and 'S' incorporated, there are two further letters; 'J'
and 'G' in honour of the two founders of this great British
pen company in 1905, Jarvis and Garner.
The Conway Stewart Chatsworth
Collection offers the opportunity to acquire the best of
British craftsmanship and sophistication in hand crafted
overlays from English craftsman, Henry Simpole of London