J. Herbin 30ml Ink Bottle - Vert Empire (Green Empire)
Vert empire (Green Empire): this color represents the proclamation of Napoleon Bonaparte on December 2nd 1804 as the French Emperor at the cathedral Notre-Dame in Paris. Napoleon Bonaparte famously crowned himself Emperor taking the imperial crown (the laurel crown) from the hands of Pope Pie VII to put it on his head. He then crowned his wife Josephine Empress. This scene is depicted in the painting by Jacques-Louis David, Le Sacre de Napoléon (The Coronation of Napoleon)
It was a tradition among the Greeks and the Romans to crown the poets and the winners with a laurel wreath. In the Middle-Ages it was also a tradition to crown the distinguished scholars at the university with a laurel wreath.
J. Herbin is the oldest fountain pen ink maker in the world. The company was founded in 1670, and their standard ink line La Perle des Encres (The Jewel of Inks) was created in Paris in 1700. There are now 35 colours in the series.
J. Herbin uses all natural dyes in their fountain pen inks. This natural composition is reflected in near neutral pH of the inks, making it safe for pens and easy to clean. Each 30 ml bottle has an integrated pen rest. They are known as "D" bottle pen inks. The "D" refers to the old French unit of measure "la Demi Courtine".
30ml bottle. Made in France.
*Our ink swabs are references to the actual ink colour. We have taken a lot of care and effort to ensure these swabs represent the actual colour to their best extent, but colours may vary due to factors such as monitor brightness and colour, nib size and wetness of your pen, and paper used. If you are unsure, we recommend trying an ink sample or chat with us, we are glad to help.