Blue glass

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Amulet of Nephthys
MFA# 65.1743


Several colorants are used to make blue glass. Cobalt oxide produces a vivid blue glass. Cupric oxide produces a paler, sky blue color. when cupric oxide is mixed with Lead, Boron, or Titanium, a brighter, greenish-blue hue is obtained.

See also Cobalt glass.

Synonyms and Related Terms

vidrio azul (Esp.); vidro azul (Port.)

Resources and Citations

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996