J. Herbin

The only information we have about L'Encre des Vaisseaux (The Ink of Ships) is that it was the first ink produced in J. Herbin's Paris workshop before 1700. 

J. Herbin was a sailor, probably familiar with the ink used aboard ships. The weather and the wet conditions on a sailing ship required an ink that was waterproof. Iron gall ink was the standard writing and drawing ink in Europe from about the 12th century to the 19th century. It remained in use into the 20th century. Good quality iron gall ink didn't fade in the light. It was indelible. This ink could be used with a quill, reed pen or brush.

J. Herbin made his own recipe of an iron gall ink. The recipe may have been formulated for the ship's master on his trips back and forth to India; or when he settled down in Paris to first start producing his sealing wax. Perhaps another sailor made his way to J. Herbin's workshop, and convinced him to produce a ship's ink.

Jacques Herbin 350th Anniversary Vert Atlantide Bottled Ink

$34.00
J. Herbin Jacques Herbin 350th Anniversary Vert Atlantide Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

The Jacques Herbin 350th Anniversary Vert Atlantide is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

Jacques Herbin Essentials Bleu de Minuit Bottled Ink - 50 ml

$32.00
J. Herbin Jacques Herbin Essentials Bleu de Minuit Bottled Ink - 50 ml

DESCRIPTION

The Jacques Herbin Essentials Bleu de Minuit is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

Jacques Herbin Scented Bleu Plénitude Bottled Ink - 50ml

$45.00
J. Herbin Jacques Herbin Scented Bleu Plénitude Bottled Ink - 50ml

DESCRIPTION

The Jacques Herbin Scented Bleu Plenitude is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin Bleu des Profonde - 30ml Bottled Ink

$12.95
J. Herbin J. Herbin Bleu des Profonde - 30ml Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

The J. Herbin Bleu des Profonde is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

Jacques Herbin Lunares Ink Set

$84.00
J. Herbin Jacques Herbin Lunares Ink Set

DESCRIPTION

The Jacques Herbin Lunares Ink Set is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

Jacques Herbin Scented Ambre Insouciance Bottled Ink - 50ml

$45.00
J. Herbin Jacques Herbin Scented Ambre Insouciance Bottled Ink - 50ml

DESCRIPTION

The Jacques Herbin Scented Ambre Insouciance is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

Jacques Herbin Essentials Rouge d'Orient Bottled Ink - 50 ml

$32.00
J. Herbin Jacques Herbin Essentials Rouge d'Orient Bottled Ink - 50 ml

DESCRIPTION

The Jacques Herbin Essentials Rouge d'Orient is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin 1798 Shimmering Cornaline d'Egypt Bottled Ink

$34.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin 1798 Shimmering Cornaline d'Egypt Bottled Ink

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The J. Herbin 1798 Shimmering Cornaline d'Egypt Bottled Ink is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin "1670" Gris Orage (Stormy Grey) - 50ml Bottled Ink

$34.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin "1670" Gris Orage (Stormy Grey) -  50ml Bottled Ink

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Jacques Herbin Scented Noir Inspiration Bottled Ink - 50ml

$45.00
J. Herbin Jacques Herbin Scented Noir Inspiration Bottled Ink - 50ml

DESCRIPTION

The Jacques Herbin Scented Noir Inspiration is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

Jacques Herbin Essentials Bleu Austral Bottled Ink - 50 ml

$32.00
J. Herbin Jacques Herbin Essentials Bleu Austral Bottled Ink - 50 ml

DESCRIPTION

The Jacques Herbin Essentials Bleu Austral is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin Vert de Gris - 1 oz Bottled Ink

$12.95
J. Herbin J. Herbin Vert de Gris - 1 oz Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

The J. Herbin Vert de Gris Bottled Ink is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin Stick Sealing Wax

$18.50
J. Herbin J. Herbin Stick Sealing Wax

DESCRIPTION

The J. Herbin Wax Stick is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin "1670" Emeraude de Chivor (Emerald of Chivor) - 50ml Bottled Ink

$34.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin "1670" Emeraude de Chivor (Emerald of Chivor) -  50ml Bottled Ink

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J. Herbin Sampling Calligraphy - 10ml Bottled Ink

$24.95
J. Herbin J. Herbin Sampling Calligraphy - 10ml Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

The J. Herbin Sampling Calligraphy is now available for purchase online and in-store pick up at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin Pigmented Gold - 30ml Bottled Ink

$14.50
J. Herbin J. Herbin Pigmented Gold - 30ml Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

The J. Herbin Pigmented Gold is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin Rouge Grenat 30ml Ink Bottle

$12.95
J. Herbin J. Herbin Rouge Grenat 30ml Ink Bottle

DESCRIPTION

The J. Herbin Rouge Grenat is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

Jacques Herbin Solaris Ink Set

$84.00
J. Herbin Jacques Herbin Solaris Ink Set

DESCRIPTION

The Jacques Herbin Solaris Ink Set is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin Bleu Nuit - 100ml Bottled Ink

$22.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin Bleu Nuit - 100ml Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

The J. Herbin Bleu Nuit is now available for purchase online and in-store pick up at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin Eclat De Saphire - 100ml Bottled Ink

$23.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin Eclat De Saphire - 100ml Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

The J. Herbin Eclat De Saphire is now available for purchase online and in-store pick up at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin Lie De The - 100ml Bottled Ink

$23.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin Lie De The - 100ml Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

The J. Herbin Lie De The is now available for purchase online and in-store pick up at Dromgoole's.

J. Herbin "1798" Amethyste de l'Oural (Amethyst of the Urals) - 50ml Bottled Ink

$34.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin "1798" Amethyste de l'Oural (Amethyst of the Urals) -  50ml Bottled Ink

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The deep blue ink with a golden sheen recalls the sea voyages of J. 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.

J. Herbin "1670" Bleu Ocean (Blue Ocean) - 50ml Bottled Ink

$34.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin "1670" Bleu Ocean (Blue Ocean) -  50ml Bottled Ink

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J. Herbin India Ink Black 50ml Bottled Ink

$12.50
J. Herbin J. Herbin India Ink Black 50ml Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

The J. Herbin India Ink Black is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.