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J. Herbin 1670 Fountain Pen Ink - Rouge Hématite - 50ml Bottle

£17.25

Jacques Herbin 1670 Ink

Rouge Hématite (Red Hematite)

Earthy Red Colour with Gold Shimmer

50ml Glass Bottle with Wax Herbin Seal 

Shimmer Ink for Fountain Pens 

 

Rouge Hématite (Red Hematite)

With a dark red color and earthy tone, Rouge Hematite ink is a reminder of the historic color of the Herbin logo and the sealing wax used by members of the royal courts.

The sealing wax on the bottle is reminiscent of the Herbin wax used for the "grand cru" wines of France.

The design on the box represents the life of Herbin. The ship, anchor and palm tree represent navigation and discovery. The crown is a reference to the red sealing wax used by the royal court.

 

Recommendations

We recommend cleaning your pens between fills, just to make sure any residue is clear. 

To get the most of the "shimmer" effect, shake the bottle well before use. 

 

1670 Collection:

The 1670 Collection celebrates the rich life and adventures of Herbin, an enterprising French sailor of the mid-17th century. While he was in the employ of the Compagnie des Indes Orientales, he made a number of voyages to India, collecting ingredients and formulas for his sealing wax and inks.

 

Jacques Herbin: A Brief History 

The oldest name in ink production worldwide, J. Herbin was established in 1670 creating inks and sealing waxes for many famous French figures including King Louis XIV and Victor Hugo, author of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

The origins of J.Herbin date back to 1670. At around this time the French sailor Jacques Herbin produced his first ink in his Paris workshop, "The Ink of Ships." This ink was an iron gall ink, required to be waterproof due to the weather and damp climate of ship's cabins. 

The recipe may have been formulated for the ship's master on his trips back and forth to India; or when he settled down in Paris to first start producing his sealing wax. Today Jacques Herbin are one of the most highly regarded producers of fountain pen ink in the world. 

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