They moved their furnaces to the island of Murano in the 13th century because of the fire risk, which actually helped the guild keep their trade secrets and stay alive.
When others around them were persecuted and killed, they were not because they practiced such a valuable craft.
Archaeologists found a lamp buried in the cave floor in Lascaux that juniper soot inside it, thousands of years later.
The lamp is pictured here: Ancient Sumerian and Egyptian artisans crafted molded candles, alabaster lamps and colored glass.
The Byzantine polycandelon from the 6th century is the earliest identifiable precursor of the chandelier.
Oil lamps were mass-produced in Egypt, Greece and Rome during this time.Moorish hanging lamps of the 8th century were another kind of early chandeliers, infused with Islamic style that values geometry and symmetry in designs but forbids the depiction of any living things.
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