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What could be cuter than finding this on your sushi platter? Or if you plan to host a buffet or an autumn BBQ, a birthday dinner or feature seafood for Thanksgiving - an idea is to offer a platter of fishing floats, or use them for centerpiece table decoration, or random deco here and there within an appropriate themed ocean dish. Fishing floats also offer a way to display name tags re table seating. 'Sushi' is so adorable with its little stand-up loop on top, so perky and inviting, it inspired these ideas for inclusion in cuisine - something different!

Measuring 2-1/2" diameter (the glass on its own) or 8-13/16" in circumference (with or including the width of the net), Sushi shows normal surface wear, reflecting its many decades of service at sea. This little fellow has really put in its time with its surface a literal 'sea scroll', recording the history of its work and journeys. There are several larger bubbles on top with a pretty 'worm' shape embossed in the glass.

On one side in the basal area, above the seal 'button' is a 'geometric drag line' or geometric shape on the surface of the glass, made in much the same manner as when a glacier creates a river by scraping deeply into the earth's surface with ice and rock. In this case, a sharp object gets dragged across the hot glass as the float is being blown and it leaves an engraved 'trail'. This one is quite interesting, the shape of a tiny continent on the side of the glass. A small portion of it can be seen in photo #3 way over to the left on the float itself, not the seal.

Sushi wears an original cotton net. I love these particular authentic nets. The cotton is quite sturdy, very tightly wound and strong, yet has a softer touch somewhat like yarn. It is a light mint bleached out green at this point in time. It is in very good condition and fully intact. The loop could be used to hang the float for display if so desired.

The seal 'button' on Sushi is delightful. It's quite thick and a bit 'mountainous' - being somewhat convex in shape. This probably explains why the mark, which may have been intended as a 'DG' (stands for Daiichi Glass Company) is a 'D'. Nice large capital letter in the center, with another over to the left of it, which in the photo appears to be missing the bottom end of the 'D'. Not so, if the float is angled slightly the base of the D on the 2nd mark may be seen. The 'D' mark likely stands for Daiichi. Something we can hold dear with respect and compassion, in light of the recent tsunami in Japan and this great nation's spectacular contribution to the old sea arts. Sushi is a keeper.

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

I value your time and energy. Thank you for your interest in lightinawormhole. Whether you purchase or not, Best Wishes!
SHIPPING: Happy to offer Priority shipping for this float. The cost is $8.50. This includes your tracking number. It will be packed with absolute care with extra insulation for protection while in transit. *** Please allow 1 to 3 days to ship and 2 to 3 days for the carrier. You should receive it in a week, likely less. If you require the item quicker, please let me know 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 through Paypal once your parcel or 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.


Glass Fishing Float Japanese Collectible, Sushi, MARKED, Antique, Home Decor, Nautical, Ocean, Beach Cottage Decor, Garden Decor


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: glass, cotton
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 836 reviews