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This antique glass fishing float, named 'Sea Anemone', reminds of the colorful, magical deep sea life forms that flourish almost as if they were on another planet. Imagine the beauty of the sea anemone when you need a break from work and let your imagination flow. Sometimes referred to as a 'terrestrial flower', the anemone is related to the corals, tube dwellers, hydra and jellyfish. The beautiful cerulean magic in this small hand blown gem reminded me of the colorful brilliance of the anemone.

The sparkling elegant little gem measures 2-5/8" diameter (the glass) or 8" in circumference with the width of the net included. The original, authentic net is 100% cotton. It shows natural wear from many decades of service at sea, yet remains tight, intact and in quite good condition. Notice the little 'pig tail' off to the side, where it had been tied to a lead line and put to work.

The old hand blown collectible shows good heavy weight to the glass. The glass shows normal wear from its history of work that brings it to happily retire - possibly on your windowsill, where it will invite in the light of the day, bringing peace, joy and good fortune. Isn't that what we yearn to manifest? So here's a little help. Sea Anemone may even make a great 'desk buddy', providing moments of calm and contemplation, amidst your work:)

The seal 'button' is simply an artifact of hope and prosperity! Truly a miracle that the surround edge is perfection! Nicely formed, showing delicate craftsmanship and care to detail, it is well placed. The surround edge is in MINT condition! Exposed over decades of challenge to harsh working conditions, it shows no chips, no nicks, and no grazing. How fortunate is that? Like winning a lottery.

Notice Sea Anemone posing with a treasure called 'African Rain' - wearing a sisal net - seen in the last photo. The photo was taken for fun and to show color contrast. African Rain is not part of this sale. It can be seen in the following link, if you wish:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/101498824/glass-fishing-float-collectible-african

There are three light strikes, very light impressions of the 'River Mouth' mark on the seal. This famous, well known mark is an ancient kanji symbol with the little 'box' representing the portal or opening of the river, and the three vertical or parallel lines represent the flow or movement of the river. Only one in 300 floats are marked. I love this old mark and the simple elegance, the shining courage of this wonderful little old artifact - Sea Anemone:) :)

Thank you for helping to care for vintage fishing floats which are rapidly being replaced with plastic or synthetic floats.

Your time and energy are valued. Thank you for your interest in lightinawormhole.
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SHIPPING: Happy to offer Priority shipping for this float. It will be boxed with extra insulation for protection while in transit. The cost is $7.50. This includes your tracking number. It will be packed with absolute care. *** Please allow 1 to 3 days to ship and 2 to 3 days for the carrier. You should receive it in a week or less. If you need it quicker, tell me and I’ll ship it fast! ***

COMBINED SHIPPING: Yes - I will combine! Floats of generally similar size & weight can be combined so you save on shipping. These decisions are made at the actual time of packing, using my best judgment to keep items safe from damage in transit, protecting them maximally. Best option is to pay the shipping on each item up front. A shipping refund will be issued promptly via Paypal when your parcels are complete. My customers will confirm I am happy to do this. If this doesn’t work for you, convo for a ‘guesstimate’ on combined shipping of items.

CANADA: USPS has omitted insurance from the economy (1st Class International) shipping category. Priority International is the next best available method yet not cost effective in my opinion, unless purchasing two or three items & combining shipping. Please convo for a quote if interested. My sincere apologies!

THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR TIME AND INTEREST. HOPE YOU RE-VISIT lightinawormhole.

Glass Fishing Float Collectible, Sea Anemone MARKED, Nautical, Home Decor, Ocean, Sea, Beach Decor, Cottage, Garden Decor, Fishing

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: glass, cotton
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 836 reviews
  • Favorited by: 38 people