Vermilion, Genuine. Arcidosso, dense, bright, deep vermilion. Production 1970s
One of three unique shades of Process Vermilion named after the towns that yielded the raw mineral material.
The former mercury mines on Monte Amiata, in the south of Tuscany, Italy yielded high quality cinnabar (natural vermilion). The Cinnabar stones were found close to three towns on the slopes of the mountain: Abbadia San Salvatore, Arcidosso and Castel’azzara. The natural mineral material was used in the production of mercury but also ‘Process Vermilion’, a bright, pure red pigment.
The processing plant at Abbadia San Salvatore produced 26 unique shades of Vermilion,
Wallace Seymour now have an ongoing supply of three of these pigment shades of Vermilion, produced in the 1970s.