Polychrome glass. Laterally artist's mark, verso sign. 'Furlan Walter' and inscribed 'Omaggio à Picasso' (etched). H. 54,5 cm. - Provenance: Private Collection Hamburg. - Venetian glass artist, he went to work at an early age in VAMSA glassworks where he was apprenticed to Romano Tosi, better-known as 'Mamaracio'. Then Furlan joined Gino Cenedese glassworks where he met the legendary glass artists Gino Forte and Flavio Poli and learned the 'massello'-technique that would later become his favorite method. In the 1970s he joined Seguso Vetri d'Arte. - Throughout his life Furlan was inspired by the work of Picasso and expressed it in glass sculptures.