Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay in sterling silver – celebrating a 20th century Hollywood icon
British silversmith Henry Simpole has captured the spirit of Marilyn in this magnificent Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay pen. One of her most famous images has been carefully transposed on to silver and pierced through so the black acrylic barrel shows through. Henry has even included the famous beauty spot on her left cheek!
Born Norma Jean Mortensen on June 1 1926, her precocious beauty led her to a modelling career at 15 followed by a prolific career (more than 30 films) in the movies as Marilyn Monroe. Her public persona was THE sexy film star of the ’40s and ’50s – a superstar whose off-screen romances with high profile celebrities such as baseball star Joe DiMaggio, President Kennedy and author Arthur Miller gave the press and the public plenty of reason to scrutinise her every move. Yet behind the glitz and glamour of Hollywood stardom she was fragile and vulnerable; misunderstood and mistreated. Her death in suspicious circumstances in 1962 aged 36 engendered endless conspiracy theories, yet in the decades since 1962 she has remained a much-loved star.
Originally commissioned by Conway Stewart in 2014, the project was put on hold when Conway Stewart went into administration. However, Henry has now completed the edition of just 90 pens and has made them exclusively available from Bespoke British Pens.
Each Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay is made using the 6000 year-old ‘lost-wax’ process used by the ancient Egyptians, which means that Henry’s Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay pen can never be mass produced. The edition has been limited to just 90 pens and you should allow up to 28 days for delivery.
Certificate of Authenticity
Your Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay pen comes in an elegant presentation box and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Henry, together with an 8-page booklet about his life and the techniques used to create each overlay.
‘Smooth-as-butter’ 18ct gold flexible nib
Henry has fitted the new flexible ‘Flag’ nib in 18ct gold to his Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay pen. Although these nibs were only launched in 2015, they have already received worldwide praise for their flexibility and ‘smooth-as-butter’ writing. They are available in Fine, Medium or Broad widths.
Custom nibs also available
And if you prefer to use a special nib – an italic, stub or oblique, for example – you can have the nib ground to your exact specification by one of the UK’s leading nib-masters. Just complete your requirements in the shopping cart.
Each Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay pen comes in a Conway Stewart black leather presentation box together with a Certificate of Authenticity, a cleaning cloth to keep your pen in pristine condition, two ink cartridges, a converter, an 8-page booklet about Henry Simpole and a Conway Stewart User Guide.
No Risk, 30 Day 100% Refund GUARANTEE
You can acquire The Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay Pen without risk, thanks to our 30 day 100% refund guarantee. It is a cornerstone of our business that if for any reason, you wish to return the pen, you may do so within 30 days of receipt for a full refund of the purchase price, without question.