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
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "glassware" [Accessed May 5, 2004].