The Mandarin Yellow is a new finish to compliment our Plumage Series. The Grey Plumage was featured on the cover of the Robb Report Collection, 2009 Design Preview. Conway Stewart has taken the original Plumage design and transformed it with vibrant shades of bright yellow, creating the perfect tribute to the spring season.
Yellow is considered as a desirable colour and is used to symbolize wisdom, joy and happiness. People of high intellect tend to favour this colour. Yellow daffodils are a symbol of unrequited love and in many countries yellow roses signifies strong feelings of pure joy, gladness, happiness and platonic friendship.
In art and collecting throughout the world, the shade of bright yellow is known as Mandarin Yellow and finds its origins in the colours used in glazing porcelain ware in China. This particular yellow is a glowing, bright shade, and has been adapted to be an extremely popular finish for fine writing instruments, enamel work, Faberge eggs, and paintings throughout the twentieth century.
Aficionados have long been collecting desirable items famous for their yellow finish: the most expensive postage stamp is the ‘Tre Skilling Banco Yellow’ found in 1885 and auctioned in 1996 for a record 2.24 million USD; The most expensive art in the world is the No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock - an abstract art incorporating vibrant yellow which reportedly fetched an auction price of 142.7 million USD; Forbes published one of the world's most spectacular yellow diamond as the Leviev 'Fancy Vivid' Yellow diamond. At 77.12 carats this rare gemstone is priced at 10 million USD. The Faberge Coronation Egg, made from gold with enamelled translucent yellow was auctioned by Sothebys in 2004 and fetched an estimated 24 million USD. While bright red or orange have a hot, passionate attraction, a bright yellow brings soothing and peaceful emotions. The use of this shade for our latest in the Plumage series was a natural choice!
The Mandarin Yellow Plumage features both panels of vivid Mandarin Yellow enamel as well as intricately engraved panels that are highlighted by translucent enamel in a slightly deeper shade. The contrast between the two tones of yellow is perfectly accented by the brightly polished sterling silver trim. The Plumage Series is based on the popular Model 100, a classically shaped pen that has won awards for its design. The Plumage is crafted from hallmarked solid sterling silver rods, each piece being turned to exacting specifications and then carefully finished by our engravers before being enamelled. The result is a perfectly balanced pen that exudes quality in every aspect, from the weight and balance to the gleaming surface of polished sterling silver and vibrant enamel.
Conway Stewart prides itself in its working relationship with the best of English craftsmanship. The artist for our precious metal enamelled series is known for his creativity and design in jewellery, plaques and trophies.
Robert Glover M.A. RCA, has been published in numerous industry titles and is the recipient of many notable awards and presentations.
His works include major television awards, the famous and iconic Brit-Awards trophy for the UK music industry, exclusive corporate and military presentations.
Glover's previous commissions include: A large silver salver presentation to the chairman of Hyundai ship building company; Sculpted jewellery in 18 carat pink and green golds with coloured diamonds for a world famous singer and songwriter; Celebration goblets given to HRH Princess Grace of Monaco; A large silver gilt and enamelled plaque for the Cunard Flag Ship QE2; Silverware for Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II; Silverware celebrating HRH the Prince Charles’ and Princess Diana’s Royal wedding; Silverware for HM the Queen Mother’s birthday celebrations; Regimental silverware for the Parachute Regiment and the Brigade of Guards.
The hallmarked solid sterling silver construction of cap, barrel and front section are set off with our popular 18 carat gold nib, accented with rhodium plating and available in eight nib widths allowing the ideal choice for your individual handwriting style. Ink is delivered via the reliable converter cartridge system. Every attention to detail has been taken to ensure that the Plumage is not only a visually perfect pen, but one ideally suited for everyday use.
The Mandarin Yellow Plumage has an ergonomic shape, slightly tapered and is a mid sized pen that rests perfectly in the hand, a perfect harmony of balance and elegance for ease of writing.
The Mandarin Yellow Plumage is a wonderful opportunity to experience the finest in English craftsmanship in a truly exclusive fine writing instrument.
Elegance Mandarin Yellow Plumage
100 numbered pieces available in fountain pen or roller
Nib grades: Extra Fine to Extra Broad,
Italic Fine, Italic Medium, Italic Broad
Filling mechanism: converter cartridge
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