Blue bice

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Description

Blue bice is an unstandardized name generally used for synthetic copper carbonate, blue verditer. Blue bice, however, has also been used to refer to the pigment produced from grinding the copper carbonate mineral azurite. Blue bice was once used to refer to smalt.

Synonyms and Related Terms

blue verditer; azul montaa (Esp.); bice blu (It.); Bremen blue; synthetic azurite; smalt

XRD

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SEM

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EDS

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Comparisons

[[media:|Characteristics of Common Blue Pigments]]


Authority

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • Ralph Mayer, Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • R.D. Harley, R.D. Harley, Artists' Pigments c. 1600-1835, Butterworth Scientific, London, 1982

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