Glass has been prized by mankind for centuries.
The qualities that delighted the ancients, the
clarity, transparency, brilliance and malleability
of glass, are the same ones that appeal to
modern sensibilities. Early writers described
glass in terms of wonderment:" Congealed of air,
condensed of sunbeams, molded from the light
of the open plain, or peeled from a white pearl."
The passage of time graces its surface with a
jewel-like iridescence. We today cannot help but
marvel that something so delicately lovely has
survived since Rome was at her height. As we
take pleasure in its beauty, we transcend the
ages and share our emtions with the citizens of a