GREEN BICE (n.)
PEACHAM, Henry, The Gentlemans Exercise. Or, An exquisite practise, as well for drawing all manner of Beasts in their true Portraitures : as also the making of all kinds of colours, to be used in Limning, Painting, Tricking, and Blazon of Coates, and Armes, with divers other most delightfull and pleasurable observations, for all young Gentlemen and others. As also Serving for the necessary use and generall benefit of divers Trades-men and Artificers, as namely Painters, Ioners, Free-Masons, Cutters and Carvers, &c. for the farther gracing, beautifying, and garnishing of all their absolute and worthy pieces, either for Borders, Architects, or Columnes, &c., London, J. Legat, 1634.1 quotations
the greene we commonly use are these :
Of the blew and yellow, proceedeth the greene.
Vert-greece is nothing else but the rust of Brasse, which in time being consumed and eaten with Tallow, turneth into greene, as you may see many times upon foule Candlestickes that have not beene often made cleane, wherefore it hath the name in Latine Aerugo, in French Vert de gris, or the hoary greene […].
[…], it is the faintest and palest greene that is, but it is good to velvet upon blacke in any manner of drapery.