Answered By: Nancy Magrath
Last Updated: Mar 02, 2017     Views: 200

Thank you for contacting the Rakow Library with your question. Attached are some scanned pages from the book, Glass: A Short History by David Whitehouse. He states that the “first man-made glass was produced in Mesopotamia… during the Bronze Age, about 2300 BC.”  There is an image included of “one of the earliest closely datable glass vessels.”

I hope this will answer your question. If you are interested in the book, you can request it from interlibrary loan through your local library.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Best regards,


Comments (2)

  1. Hello! I found it useful to get a reference to the statements, however I am unable to retrieve the attached scanned pages.

    Could you email these to me, or possibly just state on which pages it says that the oldest manmade glass is from roughly 2300 BC?

    by Anders Hansen on Nov 14, 2016.
  2. They should be available now. Thank You!
    by Paul Chasse on Apr 20, 2017.