Mercury glass was first created in Germany in the early 1800s.
It was used as a more inexpensive material for candlesticks, vases, goblets, and other objects.
Mercury, or silvered glass, is glass that has a silvery appearance and it actually contains no mercury.
I have a small collection of new mercury glass and it makes a pretty "wintery" display in my home.
I keep it displayed on my coffee table and end table for the winter months.
It gives off lots of sparkles and glitz!
Do you have any mercury glass pieces?