Jacques Herbin 1798 Anniversary Ink - Amethyste de L'Oural

$ 32.00
SKU: EX-H155/79

Rich Purple Ink with Silver Metallic Sheen

Writing with ink and pen is much more than just writing, it gives body and color to our thoughts.

Solid dark purple in the velvety hue of amethyst with the satin finish of a silver mist for a lustrous shimmering effect and a noble allure. Améthyste de l’Oural suggests the fires of this precious gemstone from the gates of Asia, prized by jewellers of long ago.

This ink is for pens, never mix this ink with another. Before filling ink pot or fountain pen, rinse thoroughly. For best results, shake the bottle well before filling your writing instrument. If your pen is inactive for a while, we recommend you might want to empty and clean it.

Details

Established in Paris in 1670 — when King Louis XIV was 32 years old— the Maison HERBIN initially specialised in the sealing wax, fine stationery and ink trade, and imported shellac from India.

In 1798 the Maison changed tack and put its faith in the future: whilst continuing to produce wax and engage in the paper and color (pigments) trade, it launched production of its own writing ink on the initiative of JACQUES HERBIN, member of the fourth generation.

Over the years, voyages, and successive buyouts, the product range expanded, innovations were introduced, and trademarks registered. During this period, additions included Encre violette (Violet ink, used in schools of the French Third Republic), Perle des Encres (Pearl of inks), and Encre des Voyageurs (Travellers’ ink). These developments resulted in the Maison winning numerous awards in the days of the great industry exhibitions, in London and Paris.