Rare Vintage Japanese GLASS FISHING FLOAT.. Poacher's Wrapped
This float is approximately 12 inches in circumference including net and wrapping. (see note below regarding the circumference measurement)*. It is made of hand blown glass and has been netted and wrapped with fine twine. This is a very rare Japanese fishing float that is known as a “Poacher’s Float” because it was used to poach on other fishermen’s grounds or otherwise unlawfully fish. The twine wrapping would help hide the glass floats reflections in both daylight and at night from boat lights. This float was designed to avoid detection! 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 is made of glass that has been wrapped with fine twine to cover the glass and then netted (see photos). Every vintage float is different and this one has many beautiful unique features (see photos).
WE WILL SHIP INTERNATIONALLY. Contact us for a international shipping quote to specific location.
*NOTE: The distance around a sphere, or in this case a float, is known as the circumference.
Unless other arrangements have been agreed to prior to purchase the buyer should make payment within three days following purchase.
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.
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Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
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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.