What is Roman glass? The Roman Empire created glassware that includes some of the finest pieces of art ever produced in antiquity and the very best were valued higher than wares made with precious metals. However, plain glass vessels such as cups, bowls, plates, and bottles were also used as everyday containers, in particular, for storing and serving food and drinks. Glass was also used by the Romans for its decorative qualities and could be incorporated in mosaics and decorative panels in both walls and furniture. The material was also used for windows, to create jewellery, mirrors, game pieces, magnifying glasses, sculpture and, in the form of powder, even as a medicine and toothpaste.
Roman glass can be found in Israel, Greece and the Middle East it is collected and used in modern jewelry today these pieces are inspired by Roman glass and created in the luminous or watery colors of Czech fire glass.