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Set of 5 Glass Fishing Floats

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Great decor for the coastal or country home. These are originals not reproductions and are more than 40-years old. They were once used by fisherman from Hokkaido Island, Japan and these ones were interchanged with Hokkaido rollers. (we sell these too) to support fishing nets out at sea.

Measure 6cm in diameter - a little bigger than a golf ball and a bit smaller than a tennis ball. They vary in shades of aqua blue/green. Some have black specks from the nets on them that can be wiped off.

The Japanese began using recycled glass to make fishing floats around 1910 & continued until the early 1970's. Today, glass floats are no longer produced for fishing as they have been replaced by plastic ones. Vintage glass floats have now become highly sought after as collector’s items.

Ideas for decor - can be placed in a bowl or a clam shell to create a wonderful coastal vintage look in your home. We stock a few of these in this size.


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Reviewed by Tegan West
5 out of 5 stars
Oct 20, 2016
Set of 5 Glass Fishing Floats with nets

Reviewed by Aina Price
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5 out of 5 stars
Sep 30, 2016
The items are as described and arrived safely and promptly!! They will be perfect for a beach themed Christmas. I was very happy to find these and they exceeded expectations.
Set of 5 Glass Fishing Floats

Reviewed by Gabrielle Dobson
5 out of 5 stars
Aug 16, 2016
Excellent service. Very happy with my purchase.
Set of 5 Glass Fishing Floats


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Set of 5 Glass Fishing Floats

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  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Material: glass
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