Jacques Herbin 1670 Edition Ink - Stormy Grey

$ 32.00
SKU: EX-H15009

Deep Grey Ink with Gold Sheen

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

Stormy Gray is a dark colour, speckled with golden sparks which give to this tint depth and relief. It recalls the intensity of lightning on the ocean when the merchant ships, including the one of the Herbin House, were tossed by the waves.

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.