Archival sources confirm that the art of glass was introduced by a community of Benedictine monks settled in Altare in 1130 and, thanks to this activity, a process of immigration throughout all the cities in Italy began. In December 1856, 16 families producing glasses in Altare, decided to join their effort in one big company: The Artistic Society of Glass Manufacturing. Following the Second World War and the Civil War in Italy in 1943, the production of glass went through a period of difficulty. Part of the reason was the huge inflation, but also the foreign competition that was making full use of automated procedures. Even if the handmade product had a higher quality of the Industrial ones, so it was the price compared to the market. However, the Artistic Glassmaking Company was able to overcome difficulties and to continue its industrial and commercial activities until 1978, when it declared its bankruptcy. Bough by the Cav. Masserini Angelo just after, the company took the name of S.A.V.A.M and keep producing Glass till December 1992, when the ovens turned off forever.