The horse is a solar animal. Because of its powerful musculature and its fiery character it symbolizes the strength of the drive energy. The tecnique use is the Massello .This process appeared in Murano for the first time in the late 20s thanks to Flavio Poli at the I.V.A.M. furnace of Libero Vitali's where he designed the first figures in full or massello glass. Once an initial distrust was revealed from the most traditionalist critics was overcome - actually they saw in this technique a betrayal of one the most important Murano glass feature, the lightness, this process has been widely adopted throughout the island.
*in the photo number 2