3 Vintage Japanese GLASS FISHING FLOATS Rolling Pin, Makers Mark, Grapefruit (#25)
This is a group of three unique and different vintage Japanese glass fishing floats. There is a float that is approximately 11 1/4" in circumference and has a unique makers mark on its pontil. It also has some what are called straw marks on the outside which is a thread of glass makes a thin raised design on the outside of the float. This gives it unique character. There is a rolling pin float that is approximately 5 1/2" long. And there is a glass float that is approximately 13 1/2" in circumference which is about the size of a large grapefruit (this size is sometimes referred to as a grapefruit float). This grapefruit float is a pale moss green color and has many bubbles and striations. They are all made of hand blown glass. These Japanese fishing floats were actually used and have spent much of their lives at sea. Each have been picked out of hundreds of beachcombed and Japanese fishing floats to offer because of its unique qualities and characteristics. Their thick glass contains impurities, inclusions and bubbles that are intrinsic to the Japanese manufacturing process. They are in good and sound condition with the normal wear one finds on fishing floats that have survived years of use in the ocean (see photos). Each of the floats have subtle color differences ranging in shades of pale aqua-blue and greens. Every vintage float is different and these each have many beautiful unique features (see photos).
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