While there is evidence of glassware from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, broader trade (as with glass beads) did not become more extensive until about the 13th century BC. With Roman glass blowing technology coming into its own about the first century BC, more diverse glass products proliferated on an increased scale throughout the empire. 

The Baidun collections comprise ancient glassware made for a wide range of purposes: 

  • Bottles, pitchers, jugs and vases

  • Vases

  • Perfume vials

  • Jewelry

A sampling of glassware available is illustrated by the photos to the left. (Note: see the jewelry collection tab on this website - for examples of glass use in jewelry).  

As shown, glassware of the Levant is defined both by simplicity and elegance.