Eastern Empire

She became an integral part of cultures in Western Europe and the Mediterranean. In ancient Rome, especially glass containers were estimated, because they were staying, tasteless as opposed to other available materials. Also used rich Romans already glass window panes. The disintegration of the Roman Empire meant decline for the art of glass making, as well as for many other technologies, arts and Sciences, first stagnation and in the course of several centuries. The remaining areas of the Eastern Empire were an exception. Constantinople at this time was a Centre for trade, science and technology, and the art of glass making.

Around the year 1000 it was in Europe the development of glass-making, which made the production of real glass. Due to the difficulty of the procedure were glass but still long a luxury item, only for churches, palaces and rich merchants in question came. In the middle ages Venice evolved into the European commercial metropolis and cosmopolitan city, where the art of European glassmaking reached new heights. Some 50% of the population of Venice were employed in glass production, who founded the city’s wealth. Venetian glassmakers were the first Europeans to the discoloration of glass managed to do that. The resulting artworks and products from colourless high-purity glass gained world fame. In addition, the Venetian glassmakers produced artistic glass beads, which were in demand in the barter trade with the noble and rare goods of across Asia and Africa. The technical development of modern times announced 1688 in Saint Gobain, a commune in Northern France.

For the first time produced the uniform thickness in the technique of rolling glass jars. Industrialization meant revolutionary innovations for the glass production. Automated manufacturing process increased the productivity and quality. At the same time, they allowed the use of glass in previously unknown dimensions. Glass was now become final a versatile used material, which touched on many areas of everyday life. The modern mass production process were accompanied by a declining importance of traditional craft of glassblowing, which now is a rarely exercised, valuable arts and crafts. Glass has accompanied mankind for millennia and is still a versatile material with potential for the future. The team of glass mirror frame is like available for more information. Press contact: Contact person: Mr. Dieter Kuhn Duke Spitalstrasse 9 RGB. 80331 Munich Tel.: 0 89 / 26 02 61 87 fax 0 89 / 26 02 61 88 email: Homepage: