This magnificent Conway Stewart Isaac Newton hand-painted prototype fountain pen is a one-off. Quite literally!
When the original Conway Stewart edition was issued in 2010, it was an edition of 25 which very quickly sold out. However, as part of the clear-out when the company went into Administration in August 2014, this prototype was uncovered in the bottom of a drawer, together with the William Shakespeare and Lawrence of Arabia prototypes shown elsewhere on this website.
The Conway Stewart Isaac Newton hand-painted prototype is a fitting tribute to one of the greatest scientists in history. He was also a mathematician, physicist, astronomer, alchemist, and natural philosopher and among many other matters, discovered gravity.
The pen depicts Newton’s huge impact on theoretical astronomy, defining the laws of motion and universal gravitation on the barrel, while the cap is adorned with the likeness of Newton himself, taken from the famous portrait by Godfrey Kneller in 1689. The artistry in the hand-painting is remarkable and although there are some minor blemishes to the surface of the pen, they don’t detract from the overall magnificence.
The pen is based on the classic Conway Stewart Churchill shape and comes with a Conway Stewart 18 carat gold Broad nib and cartridge/converter fill.