13" In Circumference Japanese Glass Fishing Float MADE IN JAPAN Mark (#13)

$40.50 $45.00

13" In Circumference Japanese Glass Fishing Float MADE IN JAPAN Mark (#13)

This float is approximately 13" inches in circumference (see note below regarding the circumference measurement). The float is made of hand blown glass. This is a Japanese fishing float was actually used and has spent much of its life at sea. It has been picked out of hundreds of beachcombed and Japanese fishing floats to offer because of its unique qualities and characteristics. Its thick heavy glass contains impurities, inclusions and bubbles that are intrinsic to the Japanese manufacturing process. It is in good and sound condition with the normal wear one finds on fishing floats that have survived years of use in the ocean. This float has thick glass with bubbles and is a beautiful aqua-green color (see photos). It has a rare kanji maker's mark seal on the pontil that reads "MADE IN JAPAN" (see photos). This marking means that this float was made for export pursuant to the McKinley Tariff Act as amended in 1914. The act as amended in 1914. required that Japanese items exported into the United States be marked "MADE IN JAPAN". Japanese export items were so marked until WWII. This float also has another rare and unique feature and that is that it has some foreign matter (stone or slag) that was trapped in the glass in one place during the manufacturing process. This foreign inclusion appears to be light in color (see photos). Every vintage float is different and this one has many beautiful unique features (see photos).

NOTE: The distance around a sphere, or in this case a float, is known as the circumference.

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Payments

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Shipping from United States

We ship within three business days after receipt of payment. We generally ship using U.S. Postal Service and depending upon the size and weight of the item will use First Class or Parcel Post. In some cases we will use Priority Mail if the cost is close to the Parcel Post rate for the destination. We can arrange to ship using other services and upon request will give our customer a quote for other such upgraded services. If the buyer desires insurance this should be communicated to us so that we can add the cost of insurance to their invoice. We do sell World-Wide and will ship internationally but the customer should request a shipping quote for such services. Once we have an international destination we can provide a shipping quote to the customer.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Returns and exchange details

RETURN POLICY: All items we offer are described in a careful manner in order to provide the buyer with the necessary information to make an informed purchase. It is our pledge that items sold are guaranteed to be in the condition described in the listing. IF ITEM IS FOUND TO BE SUBSTANTIALLY DIFFERENT THAN DESCRIBED IT MAY BE RETURNED WITHIN 3 DAYS. THE PURCHASE PRICE WILL BE REFUNDED WHEN THE ITEM IS RECEIVED BACK INTO THE SELLER'S POSSESSION. In all cases the buyer will pay the cost of return shipping.

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