Blue colour works

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A blue colour works (German: Blaufarbenwerke) is a paintworks where blue paint for use in glassmaking is produced. Usually the pigment, cobalt blue, needed for this purpose, was manufactured from cobalt-containing ore as in the case of the factories listed below.

Blue colour works[edit]

The Niederpfannenstiel Blue Colour Works in the mid-19th century


  • Wilhelm Bruchmüller: Der Kobaltbergbau und die Blaufarbenwerke in Sachsen bis zum Jahre 1653. Crossen, 1897 (digitalised)
  • Friedrich Kapf: Beyträge zur Geschichte des Kobolts, Koboltbergbaues und der Blaufarbenwerke. Breslau, 1792 (digitalised)