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This hand blown glass fishing float, a wonderful Japanese collectible called 'Day Dream', makes a peaceful 'desk buddy', inspiring day dreams or simple contemplation when a break from it all is required. The float is a bit of a chameleon in terms of its coloration and 'ghost net' patterns. It measures 3-3/8" diameter or 10-5/8" in circumference.

Actually a very light teal green aqua - how better to describe its coloration changes with the environment, type and amount of lighting available. The color just can't be nailed with a single word! The 'ghost net' patterns are complex and interesting too. These are the 'frosted' or sand-blasted areas that were created between the tines of the net it once wore. Decades of sands, water and fierce winds become nature's paint-brush, with the glass providing the 'canvas' for this fascinating natural art to take place.

Day Dream shows a large sliver moon shaped 'burst' or 'stretched' bubble on its surface. This can be seen in photo #4 over on the right side. The float is, of course, fully intact and water proof. Such anomalies occur in the old hand blown gems and I view it as a chance to make a wish! This very pretty piece shows normal surface wear. It's nice thick antique high quality glass glows with an inner sense of liveliness, showing a galaxy of bubbling and subtle swirling.

The seal 'button' can be clearly studied in photo #3. It is more or less oval in shape and made of nice, even glass throughout. It shows fine craftsmanship and has been well placed. The surround edge shows two small, lightly nicked spots after decades of service at sea. The majority of the surround edge is in terrific condition. Thanks to the Japanese culture for sharing the genius of these beautiful gems of the old sea arts!

(Please Note: The little violet-purple float seen in photo #2 is not part of this sale. It appears for fun, as a color check and for size comparison. It's about a 1-1/2" diameter float and a sweetheart).

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

Your time and energy are valued. Thank you for your interest in lightinawormhole.
SHIPPING: Happy to offer Priority shipping for this float. It will be boxed with extra insulation for protection while in transit. The cost is $9.50. 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.

CANADA: USPS has omitted insurance from the economy (1st Class International) shipping category. Priority International is the next best available method yet not cost effective in my opinion, unless purchasing two or three items & combining shipping. Please convo for a quote if interested. My sincere apologies!


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lightinawormhole by Robi

Glass Fishing Float Vintage Collectible, Day Dream - Home Decor, Antique, Glass, Nautical, Ocean, Sea, Beach Decor, Fishing, Cottage


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