- Type: Ink Bottle
- Bottle Material: Glass
- Volume: 50ml
- Cap: Hand-dipped wax seal cap
The "1670" Anniversary collection celebrates the life of the 17th-century French adventurer Jacques Herbin. Sailing from India, Monsieur Herbin arrived home to Paris with formulas for the now-famous Herbin sealing waxes and inks. Enhanced with a metallic gold sheen that adds luster to all of your writing.
Gris Orage (Stormy Grey)
Stormy seas are the inspiration for Herbin’s 1670 ink, “Stormy Grey.” Its color is a deep coal grey (anthracite) with flecks of gold. On his many voyages, Herbin encountered dark and wild oceans. The fine golden flecks in the ink are meant to invoke both strikes of lightening across the water, and also its dark and mysterious depths.
Bleu Océan (Blue Ocean)
The deep blue ink with a golden sheen recalls the sea voyages of Herbin to the Mughal Empire of India. In those days India was a primary supplier of indigo dye. Bleu Ocean takes its inspiration from those adventurous journeys.
Rouge Hématite (Rouge Hematite)
To celebrate the 340th anniversary of the founding of Herbin, we introduced a new color, "Rouge Hematite," specially made for this event. 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.
Émeraude de Chivor (Emerald of Chivor)
Herbin is said to have kept an emerald in his pocket during his voyages as a good luck charm. These precious gemstones have been treasured for centuries for having magical healing properties and as protective talismans. One of the purest emerald deposits in the world, the Chivor mine in the Andes was discovered in the middle of the 16th century by Spanish conquistadors. Chivor emeralds were much in demand, and the royalty of India, Persia, and Turkey sought the New World treasures once the gems arrived in Europe. Emeralds were enormously popular in the Mughal Court of India, whose rulers referred to them as "Tears of the Moon" because of their opaque transparency. Emeraude de Chivor is an elegant emerald green ink with flecks of gold.
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