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Ever notice how simplicity allows us to see so much more? More love, more beauty, more of the colors of life, more meaning, more layers that were possibly hidden from our sight or realization before? This very simple, lovely antique glass fishing float struck me in just that way. Its elegant simplicity, innocent beauty and courage suddenly looked like 'Simply Love'.

This little hand blown gem, vintage glass fishing float measures 2-1/2" diameter (the glass alone) or 8" in circumference including the width of its net. Its delicate feel and jewel like essence will make you wonder how in the world it survived many decades of ferocious seas and hard work in the fishing industry, yet it still glows with a lovely gloss to the amazing quality antique glass.

Simply Love is peppered with tiny champagne type bubbles and wears an original, authentic net in 100% cotton. The net shows natural wear, yet remains tight, intact and in very good condition.

The seal 'button' shows excellent craftsmanship. It is primarily oval in shape and shows perfect placement. The surround edge is in MINT condition, showing no chips, no nicks, and no grazing to the edges. No small miracle, considering the seals are so vulnerable, exposed over decades to the possibility of impact blows from sea going equipment, beach rock, dock yards, and handling. The surface of the seal appears and feels 'textured'. It has been said that the better Japanese glass makers or master blowers used to 'texture' their seals. This one looks like an artifact and resembles a piece of flat rock with an ancient cuneiform message hidden within. Simply Love!

Please see SHIPPING/COMBINED SHIPPING below. Thanks for caring for vintage fishing floats, rapidly replaced with plastic and synthetics. Thanks for visiting lightinawormhole.

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> Return to lightinawormhole shop:
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SHIPPING: Priority shipping offered. DOUBLE boxed with extra insulation for maximal protection. Cost is $8.00. Includes tracking. Packed with absolute care. Please allow 1 or 2 days to ship and 2 to 3 days for the carrier. Expect to receive in a week or less. ** Parcel Post for larger, heavier items. More cost effective but slower. Allow 2 to 9 days for carrier. Thank you☺

COMBINED SHIPPING: YES, I will combine! Floats of similar size/weight combined to save you shipping. Decisions made at time of packing, using best judgment, providing maximal protection. Best option – pay shipping up front. Combined shipping refund issued promptly via Paypal at time of shipping. 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. I'll work with you:)

CANADA: 1st Class Mail International or Priority International. Please convo. Thanks!
lightinawormhole by Robi

Glass Fishing Float Collectible, Simply Love, Antique, Ocean, Home Decor, Nautical, Beach Cottage Decor, Sea, Garden Decor, Beach Decor

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: glass, cotton
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 836 reviews
  • Favorited by: 12 people