Brass has been used for decorative pieces and useful tablewares since ancient times. During the end of the first millennium B.C., when the Roman empire existed, brass was used across Europe. It is an alloy of copper, zinc, and other metals. Additional brass items may be found under Bell, Candlestick, Tool, or Trivet. For more information, explore our metal, jewelry, lighting, furniture, hardware, and kitchenware identification guides.