Otherwise known as Pounce. Used by calligraphers for hundreds of years to reduce the absorbency of paper, which in turn, keeps pen strokes clean and crisp. Well-documented for the 18th century. Our Gum Sandarac comes in a fine powder form, saving you the hassle of having to grind it in a mortar and pestle. Sift it onto your paper using your Pounce Pot (see above right), brush it lightly with your quill to spread it around the page, and shake the excess back into your Pounce Pot. Comes in a 1-oz. bottle. Imported.