Throughout history, glass art has been very popular, dating back to the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Assyria. This noble craft had an important role since the glass masters used to produce both decorative and utilitarian objects spanning from monumental stained glass works and wall hangings, to jewelry and tableware, to everyday objects such as glass vessels (glasses, vases, or decorative jars). The glassworks that earned enormous fame come from the island of Murano in the Lagoon of Venice where this material has been used thoroughly explored and refined for hundreds of years. More in link.
Boca Raton Museum of Art