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****PLEASE NOTE: This item is RESERVED for Shaferbirm. Thanks for looking! ****

Life doesn't get any better than a 'Teal Dream' that doesn't end. This gorgeous 'extreme' antique glass fishing float is one of the finest I've seen. This hand blown vintage glass fishing float is so old the shape isn't quite uniform, not that any authentic glass fishing float could be said to be 'uniform'. But this one is almost like it could have been 'free blown'. It has that slight feel and look of irregularity here and there over its surface, yet it's likely a mold bowl was in fact used, perhaps a crude one. This amazing 'extreme antique' has 'ancient' and 'artifact' written all over it.

A beautiful large grapefruit size, this glass fishing float measures 4-1/4" diameter or 13-1/4" in circumference. The color is 'to die for' as they say - let's change that 'to live for'! The beautiful teal is not a color often seen in this variety! Most are light blue or aqua green. 'Teal Dream' is true 'character' glass. Showing normal wear from decades of service at sea, the hand blown glass is full of an inner galaxy of star-lit bubbling and covered with subtle swirling. I adore this old gem! The high quality antique glass is thick but lighter weight and absolutely jewel-like. So true is the jewel like essence, that when you hold this marvelous piece, you will be absolutely amazed it managed to survive. It could easily have been named 'teal miracle', but Teal Dream will do!

The seal 'button' is oval round in shape. It shows fine craftsmanship and very good placement. The glass is even throughout. The beautiful old seal may be studied in photo #3, and from an angle in photo #1. The idea of a 'miracle' comes up again. Albert Einstein once said, "Everything is a miracle." Or something very close to that - and this seal button, completely vulnerable to all manner of damage from impact blows over many decades - surely speaks to miracles!

The surround edge has been expertly smoothed and finished, however now shows two spots of jagged grazing from impacts. One of them feels less sharp to the touch. Its' been smoothed by erosion, weather and time, much like sea glass. The other grazed area feels a bit sharper to the touch - probably occurred a few decades later. To be expected, and no big deal. I like a new owner to be aware of everything I see.

This particular piece was chosen after great consideration, as in the heart strings had to be loosened! It was chosen because the color ties together the four, bringing 'Silver Sage' in with the two light cerulean blues. The immense character and antiquity of the glass also compliments the 'frosting' of Silver Sage and contrasts with the two 'thunder bolt' blues! 'Teal Dream' comes from the heart of my personal collection for a very special customer who has shown such lovely perception and appreciation. Thank you:)

(ITEM RESERVED for SHAFERBIRM - Note to Customer: Combined shipping will be adjusted for you, depending on final selections OR a combined shipping credit can be refunded via Paypal, per usual. Thank you!)

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SHIPPING: Priority shipping offered. DOUBLE boxed with extra insulation for maximal protection. Cost is $14.00. Includes tracking & insurance. Packed with absolute care. Please allow 1 - 2 days to ship and 2 - 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:)
lightinawormhole by Robi

RESERVED for SHAFERBIRM, Glass Fishing Float, Collectible, Teal Dream GRAPEFRUIT, Nautical, Beach Cottage Decor, Sea, Home and Garden


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Material: glass
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 836 reviews

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