Bright Blue with a Silver Metallic Sheen
Writing with ink and pen is much more than just writing, it gives body and color to our thoughts.
1798 Anniversary inks from J. Herbin celebrate the year Jacques Herbin first introduced his own line of high-quality inks.
Kyanite is bright blue and pulling toward turquoise. It is magnified thanks to a cloud of silver glitter for powerful and elegant writing. Since the discovery of the famous mining region of Nepal, Kali Gandaki, Kyanite has been recognized as a noble mineral because of its similarities with the rich tones of sapphire.
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.
- For fountain pens
- 50 ml bottle
- All natural pigments
- Square glass bottle with hand-dipped wax seal screw top
- Highly saturated color with silver sheen
- Gift boxed, includes Herbin history pamphlet
- Wax seal "1798" adorns bottle
- Made in France
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Established in Paris in 1670 —when King Louis XIV was 32 years old— the Maison HERBIN initially specialized 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.