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Frankfort black


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  • n. A black pigment formerly used in copperplate printing, prepared by burning vine twigs, the lees of wine, etc.


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  • " said to be made of the lees of wine from which the tartar has been washed, by burning, in the manner of ivory black. ... fine Frankfort black, though almost confined to copperplate printing, is one of the best black pigments we possess, being of a fine neutral colour, next in intensity to lamp-black, and more powerful than that of ivory. Chromatography, 1835.

    December 5, 2012