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This antique glass fishing float is surreal, like a grape from a Renoir painting. Or an ancient relic from an archaeological dig! Maybe a giant drop of water, suspended in time, that can be held and studied. Perhaps it's an antique marble. This is an 'extreme' antique. So old, so wizened from it's decades of ancient journeys and experiences that the history can be felt and seen. You'll fall in love with this unique old 'dawg' of a float if you love 'old' with precious character.

Notice the dream like quality of this fascinating artifact. Makes you want to delve in, immersing yourself in the mystery and enchantment. 'Sage Dream' measures 3-1/8" diameter or 9-7/16" in circumference. The float exhibits the characteristics found in very old floats. Guaranteed this old gem hails from the 1920's, even the 30's would seem making it too 'young'.

The silvery sage green glass is motley and has the complex 'blobby' feel of old, showing a vortex of 'bent' glass on top and a marvelous huge 'worm' signature swirl on top, so pronounced it can be felt with a finger tip. Notice the beautiful, deep, rippled swirling, especially in the southern hemisphere of the float.

The float shows normal plus surface wear with the history of its journeys etched into the glass along with light buffs and light 'frosting' here and there - giving it a misty morning sort of look. The silvery sheen in the amazing high quality antique glass mitigates any surface wear. My eye is seasoned, but when I look at the wonder, I don't 'see' surface wear - I see art. But it has to be right for you.

And look at that incredible old seal 'button'! This is an artifact of museum quality. There's a lot more going on here than we will ever know. Were there attempts to mark or stamp the float? Often the very old seal 'button's are 'blobs' or 'blobby' and such is the case here. The seal's topography is so convex and irregular, it's likely a stamp or mark was applied and it simply morphed or melted into the complex 'terrain' of the blobby 'canvas'! Often parts of marks or entire marks go missing or seem to have 'slipped' off the edge of a seal, or appear to be 'sinking' into a valley of glass.

This seal is like an ancient label or even a map of sorts, containing hidden messages. Huge fun! The surround edge is blobbed up and grazed here and there - hardly needs to be said. The photos provide an interesting enough study of the seal. Add to that a 3-D effect in real time and you might want to quit your job and study archaeology! You and I will go a long ways to find one this old and this precious. Please give it the very best home. Then pass it on to posterity. Thanks!

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SHIPPING: Happy to offer Priority shipping for this float. It will be DOUBLE boxed with extra insulation for maximal protection of its antiquity while in transit. The cost is $11.00. This includes your tracking number and insurance. 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. Invoice can be adjusted prior to your purchase. Many items are already calculated for combining. Please convo if questions. This shop doesn't do volume discount shipping. I ship USPS retail plus a small fee for handling/materials. Thank you:)


Glass Fishing Float, Sage Dream 1920's, Antique, Collectible, Glass, Beach Decor, Coastal Cottage, Fishing Decor, Home and Garden, Sea


  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Material: glass
  • Only ships within United States.
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