Chinese vermilion

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Chinese vermilion


An old name for vermilion made in China. Chinese vermilion was considered superior to other types for several centuries (Mayer 1969).

Synonyms and Related Terms

chu sha; cinobra (Fr.); sulfure de mercure (Fr.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)