朱砂墨 Cinnabar Inkstick

£12.05 (GBP)

Add to Wishlist
Add to Wishlist
WOOCS 1.2.0

the most famous quality inks in China – learn more  


Cinnabar or Vermillion is the naturally occurring mineral mercury sulphide (HgS). Inorganic mercury such as the mercury found in cinnabar is the least toxic form of mercury and has a long history in traditional Chinese medicine, ancient Roman makeup, Hindu Bindi forehead marking and Sindoor hair marking but should still be considered toxic and handled with care, especially in powder form.  The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention states:

Inorganic Mercury: When eaten in large amounts, some inorganic mercury compounds can be very irritating and corrosive to the digestive system. If repeatedly eaten or applied to the skin over long period of time, some inorganic mercury compounds can cause effects similar to what is seen with long term mercury vapor exposure, including neurological disturbances, memory problems, skin rash, and kidney abnormalities.

There’s an informative article with references on owlcation.com stating:

There is uncertainty about how poisonous cinnabar is and about the amount required to produce dangerous effects. Scientists generally recommend that we limit our exposure to all mercury compounds, however, including inorganic mercury.
People using cinnabar are warned not to inhale cinnabar dust and to be very careful when breaking the mineral in case dust is created. The mineral mustn’t be ingested or licked. In addition, it mustn’t be heated, which might trigger mercury vapor release. Opinions are divided about whether cinnabar is safe to touch. Mercury (ll) sulfide can be absorbed through the skin, but how much is actually absorbed from a lump of cinnabar mineral is unknown. Since there are unanswered questions about the mineral’s safety, it’s best to wear gloves when handling it.

GHS Statements

GHS07-1: Exclamation Mark
Signal word: Warning

Hazard designation

  • EUH031: Contact with acids liberates toxic gas.
  • H317: May cause an allergic skin reaction.

Safety Information

  • P261: Avoid breathing dust/ fume/ gas/ mist/ vapors/ spray.
  • P280: Wear protective gloves/ clothing/ eye/ face protection.
  • P302+P352:  IF ON SKIN:Wash with plenty of water
  • P333+P313: If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical attention.


Recommend to

, , ,

Suitable for


Shipping Free
Small item - no additional shipping charge for this item
Product Size 5.8 x 1.5 x 1 cm
Product Weight 20
Shipping size 7.7 x 2.7 x 1.1 cm
Shipping weight 50 g
Amazon USA Amazon USA
UPC 601285835679
If you like this, please share:
Please leave your reviews!
Amazon USA



You may also like…

Recent discussions in: Inkstick sets

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Highly impressed at the quality and rich color of these Sumi ink sticks! Long lasting, easy to use, beautiful phoenix design! They come with a nice, lined case to store them! Perfect for beginners or experts! Very competitively priced! The Xuan paper included is a very large size, and a great gift! Very professional color kit!

  • Rated 3 out of 5

    Son un poco duras y cuesta deshacerlas y apenas cubren de color. Son muy bonitas y bien presentadas en su caja.

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Five Stars
    good product and well packaged.

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Color Ink Sticks Extraordinaire!
    I own this set of color ink sticks from Inkston. I enjoy using these sticks very much. Grinding the color sticks is a meditation for me getting my mind ready to paint. I enjoy this Asian painting tradition. The color you get from these ink sticks is beautiful and strong. Well worth the time of grinding. Inkston is a wonderful company as well. Their products are top quality and they answer any question. I can give them and this product my highest recommendation. You will need an ink stone for grinding your ink as well. I have attached a photo of one of my ink grinding stones.

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Recien recibo de parte de AMAZON este precioso estuche que comercializa INKSTON. Se trata de 12 barras de pigmento para diluir con la piedra inkstone. Pigmentos de calidad superior y rendimiento tambien superior.
    En mi caso para utilizar como acuarela ( compongo mis propias paletas de colores a partir de este material).
    A destacar que el fabricante de este producto es Old Hu Kai Wen, es decir, el primer y mas pretigioso productor de barras de tinta y pigmentos de China. La distribuidora para el mundo entero INKSTON realiza una gran labor al ofrecer a través de su web propia y de AMAZON el amplio surtido de productos de Old Hu Kai Wen y otros de reconocido prestigio.
    Agradecido a ambos, a Amazon y a INKSTON por poner a nuestro alcance tan precioso y preciado material de bellas artes.
    Volviendo al estuche de las doce barras; cada una mide unos 7,5 cm y pesa unos 30 gr.
    Hay seis tonos cálidos ( amarillo-naranja-ocre-marrón- beige y tierra tostada)
    Tres tonos de color verde. Un violeta. Un azul y una barra de blanco.
    Estoy realizando mezclas entre ellas y la variedad es infinita.
    Excelente producto a un precio imbatible.
    Gracias. ¡

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Heureuse de cet achat
    Vraiment très satisfaite de ces encres de qualité supérieure
    Les couleurs sont très belles
    Je recommande à tous ceux qui aiment le beau

  • Old Hu Kai Wen Natural Mineral Colours.
    I like the colour inksticks very much, they catch the eye, are easy to grind and have rich bright colours with a sophisticated natural look.
    You can see immediately that they are high pigmented.
    The colours also blend together beautifully!

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    I have tried the colors on a Red Star double sheet of Xian paper and found that the reds and blues are augmented with a soluble color that bleeds from the basic stroke. the greens only slightly adulterated while the gold yellow is greatly soluble. The chocolate brown. possibly made with a red, bleeds a red color also.
    The colors are good but one must allow for the migrating color.

    added later,

    I must apologize for leading you into believing that the Hu inks bleed!!
    It was a mistake in using the Red Star Double paper, which has a open
    ‘weave’ that allows very small particles of pigment to diffuse away from a
    stroke. When I used two machine made and pressed papers the amount of
    diffusion was less on one and not at all on the other. Both of the last
    papers have a more ‘closed’ but absorbent nature and would have shown
    bleeding if it were there.
    I apologize to both you and the ink makers at Hu Kaiwen again for my

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Too beautiful to use!
    I got this for a friend as a Christmas gift, what a lovely item, even better than I thought, so much so that I wanted to keep it for myself, but eventually parted with it. Needless to say my friend was delighted.

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Pongo 5 estrellas pero el producto merece muchas más.
    Las doce barras de colores minerales, son de una calidad extraordinaria. La presentación de lujo. Con esa base de madera realizada a la medida. Insuperable.
    En estos momentos he podido probar cuatro de las barras. El resultado está a la altura de las mejores acuarelas europeas. Los colores son algo menos vivos, pero su calidez y espíritu añejo los convierte en únicos. Voy a preparar tinta y a mezclar la entre sí ( diferentes barras de color) , intuyo que los tonos resultantes pueden ser ILIMITADOS.
    El embalaje y la entrega perfectos.
    Muchas gracias.
    Este tipo de productos son EMOCIONANTES.

Please leave your reviews!
Amazon USA

Inkston Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “朱砂墨 Cinnabar Inkstick”