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Blue and green bice are unstandardized names that are generally used for synthetic copper carbonate, blue Verditer, and green verditer. Both names have also been used to refer to the pigments ground from their respective minerals, Azurite and Malachite. Green bice was once used to refer to a mixture of yellow Orpiment and blue bice. Blue bice was once used to refer to Smalt.

Synonyms and Related Terms

carbonato básico de cobre artifcial (Esp.); blu bice (It.)

Resources and Citations

  • 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)
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • R.D. Harley, Artists' Pigments c. 1600-1835, Butterworth Scientific, London, 1982

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