Jacques Herbin’s 1670 Collection celebrates the rich life and adventures of Herbin, an enterprising French sailor of the mid-17th century. While he was in the employ of the Compagnie des Indes Orientales, he made a number of voyages to India, collecting ingredients and formulas for his sealing wax and inks.
Rouge Hématite was the first ink in the 1670 collection, created to celebrate the 340th anniversary of the founding of Herbin. 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 red sealing wax on the bottle is reminiscent of the Herbin wax used for the “grand cru” wines of France.
The 50ml bottle is sealed with the famous J. Herbin supple wax.
J. Herbin is the oldest name in pen inks in the world. M. Herbin created “The Jewel of Inks” in his shop on the Rue des Fosses Saint-Germain in Paris in 1700.