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Cobalt Blue Bell Jar Lantern

Item Code: 764L
Item Price: $1,310.00
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  • 19th Century
  • Cobalt blue
  • 27" drop x 9 1/2" diameter
  • Bell : 8" diameter
  • Bowl : 9" length
  • Drop can be adjusted if desired.
  • Available : 1
    It's a cobalt oxide-aluminum oxide. Very costly and extraordinary stable pigment of pure blue colour discovered by Thenard in 1802. It is now the most important of the cobalt pigments. Although smalt, a pigment made from cobalt blue glass has been known at least since the Middle Ages, the cobalt blue established in the nineteenth century was a greatly improved one.
    * Cobalt blue in impure form had long been used in Chinese porcelain, but was independently discovered as a pure alumina-based pigment by Louis Jacques Thenard, in 1802. Commercial production began in France in 1807. The first recorded use of cobalt blue as a color name in English was in 1777. The leading world manufacturer of cobalt blue in the 19th century was Blassfarvevaerket ("blue-color works," in Dano-Norwegian) in Norway, led by Benjamin Wegner. Germany was also famous for production- especially the Blaufarbenwerke ("blue-color works," in German) of Schneeburg.
    * above taken from Wikipedia

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