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 montaña (Esp.); bice blu (It.); Bremen blue; synthetic azurite; smalt
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Sources Checked for Data in Record
- R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
- R.D. Harley, Artists' Pigments c. 1600-1835, Butterworth Scientific, London, 1982