Posted by Bryan on 4/9/2013
Glassware has been part of society since 3000 BC and has been used in everything from botany to weaponry; glass is one of the oldest materials made by humans and, to this day, glassware continues to be a necessary product our everyday lives.
As time went on, glassware not only served as a means to hold liquid, but became a decorative product in many societies. Glass beads were used as a means to make clothing. Glass figurines became popular between the 4th and 5th millennia in Egypt.
By the 1700’s Americans had begun using glass as a sign of wealth and position. From long stemmed wine glasses to bottles, many of the wealthy families held their glassware in a showcase in the parlor of their homes. A family, who did not have glassware, was a family who held no position or wealth. Simply put, Americans loved glass.
Modern day glassware can be anything from drinking glasses to glass figurines. All around the world, people stop in shops to purchase a piece of glassware. People take glass souvenirs home to their families and friends. People use glass to decorate and upgrade their homes and businesses. Glass is a historic and modern day marvel.
Throughout history glass has evolved from a very primitive compound into a functional, necessary, and sometimes beautiful part of everyday life in cultures around the world. From bells to dinner plates, glassware is used by almost every household. Glassware has become a revolutionary part of everyday life.