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.
Named from the color often found in oriental rugs from the Bokhara district of Turkestan. Traditionally made by the Turkmen tribes the rugs were made almost entirely from locally obtained materials,. Using wool from the herds and vegetable dyes, or other natural dyes from the land to create the Bokhara green colour.