J. Herbin 350th Anniversary 500ml Ink Bottle - Violette Pensee (Pensive Violet)
Founded in 1670, this year marks the 350th anniversary of J. Herbin. To celebrate this occasion, the French ink and wax maker released a series of 350th Anniversary ink, bottled in their original ink bottle and label with a whooping 500ml of ink. The 5 colours available are the oldest J. Herbin ink colours ever made - Perle Noire, Bleu Myosotis, Rouge Caroubier, Vert Reseda, Violette Pensee.
Herbin is the oldest name in pen inks in the world. "The Jewel of Inks" was created in Paris in 1700. Herbin uses all natural dyes in their fountain pen inks. This natural composition is reflected in the very neutral pH of the inks.
Violette pensée (Pensive violet): this color is also a flower from the very same name.
Since Napoleon I, French pupils used violet ink color, the least expensive color. This ink was made of methyl-violet, also used to disinfect wounds.
This ink is safe for fountain pens and dip pens.
500ml bottle. Made in France.