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This 30ml glass bottle of J. Herbin Vert Empire fountain pen ink is elegantly labeled and the bottle has an integrated pen rest. From the beginning, J. Herbin distinguished itself from its competitors by offering a wide range of colors for the fountain pen inks. The names chosen for each color are very poetic to preserve the originality of the brand and as a French tradition. 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 Napoleon (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 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. Herbin uses all natural dyes in their fountain pen inks,which is reflected in the very neutral pH of the inks. The inks are created to be lightfast, non-toxic, and smooth flowing in your fountain pen.
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