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.

J. Herbin "1670" Emerald Of Chivor - 50ml Bottled Ink

$28.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin "1670" Emerald Of Chivor - 50ml Bottled Ink

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J. Herbin "1670" Emeraude de Chivor is now available for purchase online and in-store pick up at Dromgoole's - Houston, Texas

J. Herbin Sampling Calligraphy - 10ml Bottled Ink

$22.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin Sampling Calligraphy - 10ml Bottled Ink

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

J. Herbin "1670" Rouge Hematite - 50ml Bottled Ink

$32.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin "1670" Rouge Hematite - 50ml Bottled Ink

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J. Herbin "1670" Rouge Hematite is now available for purchase online and in-store pick up at Dromgoole's - Houston, Texas

J. Herbin "1798" Kyanite Du Nepal - 50ml Bottled Ink

$32.00 $29.95
J. Herbin J. Herbin "1798" Kyanite Du Nepal - 50ml Bottled Ink

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J. Herbin "1798" Kyanite Du Nepal is now available for purchase online and in-store pick up at Dromgoole's - Houston, Texas

J. Herbin Lie De The - 100ml Bottled Ink

$22.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin Lie De The - 100ml Bottled Ink

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

J. Herbin Perle Noire - 100ml Bottled Ink

$22.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin Perle Noire - 100ml Bottled Ink

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J. Herbin Perle Noire is now available for purchase online and in-store pick up at Dromgoole's - Houston, Texas

J. Herbin Poussiere De Lune - 100ml Bottled Ink

$22.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin Poussiere De Lune - 100ml Bottled Ink

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J. Herbin Poussiere De Lune is now available for purchase online and in-store pick up at Dromgoole's - Houston, Texas

J. Herbin "1798" Amethyste De L'Oural - 50ml Bottled Ink

$28.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin "1798" Amethyste De L'Oural - 50ml Bottled Ink

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J. Herbin "1798" Amethyste De L'Oural is now available for purchase online and in-store pick up at Dromgoole's - Houston, Texas

J. Herbin "1670" Caroube De Chypre - 50ml Bottled Ink

$26.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin "1670" Caroube De Chypre - 50ml Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

J. Herbin "1670" Caroube de Chypre is now available for purchase online and in-store pick up at Dromgoole's - Houston, Texas

J. Herbin Bleu Nuit - 100ml Bottled Ink

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

DESCRIPTION

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

J. Herbin Eclat De Saphire - 100ml Bottled Ink

$22.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin Eclat De Saphire - 100ml Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

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

J. Herbin Violette Pensee - 100ml Bottled Ink

$22.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin Violette Pensee - 100ml Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

J. Herbin Violette Pensee is now available for purchase online and in-store pick up at Dromgoole's - Houston, Texas

J. Herbin "1670" Stormy Grey - 50ml Bottled Ink

$32.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin "1670" Stormy Grey - 50ml Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

J. Herbin "1670" Stormy Grey is now available for purchase online and in-store pick up at Dromgoole's - Houston, Texas

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

$32.00
J. Herbin J. Herbin "1670" Blue Ocean - 50ml Bottled Ink

DESCRIPTION

J. Herbin "1670" Blue Ocean is now available for purchase online and in-store pick up at Dromgoole's - Houston, Texas