A colour name from the liqueur standardised in 1934, The liqueur was manufactured at the Grande Chartreuse Monastery, near Grenoble (France) by Carthusian monks, from 1607 until 1901,when the monks left for Tarragona, in Spain. There are two principal types of Chartreuse sold, the one being green in color and of very high alcoholic strength. A naturally green liqueur made from130 herbs, plants and flowers macerated in alcohol and steeped for 8 hours. The first recorded use of Chartreuse as a colour name was in 1884.
This name, hitherto rarely known outside the world of ceramics, is called after William Duesbury, the potter, who bought the Chelsea china factory from James Cox in 1770 and founded the china business in Derby, England, where Chelsea-Derby was first made. Duesbury Green is a ground laid colour, a process invented at Derby about 1814.
The colour widely used in the paint trade, has so far been unidentified with a constant example from the animal, vegetable or mineral world. Crayon Green has been selected from a great variety of fanciful names used by the textile and allied trades.