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This is a real old fella, with an elegant signed/mark that resembles the ancient art of calligraphy. Refer to the beautiful mark in photo #2. And it can be partially seen in photo #5. The letters 'D.G.' are huge, wonderfully scripted and the mark is a clear, clean stamp! The mark represents the 'Daiichi Glass' Company of northern Japan, with the letters being a full 1/2" to 9/16" tall!

'Daiichi' refers to 'number one', the 'most' or the 'best'. It is said that Daiichi Glass Co was likely the most innovative manufacturer. (Thank you, W. Pich). The mark is a well known and popular mark with around seven or eight different variations that were used on a wide variety or different types of glass fishing floats.

While the seal 'button' on this ancient, hard working float has taken more than its fair share of impact blows, amazingly the mark itself remains in excellent condition. However, note the entire surround edge on the seal shows light grazing. Study photo #1, #2, and #5 to fully satisfy any curiosity. The seal with its 'D.G.' mark is a true artifact, worthy of museum quality display.

'Sage Daiichi', the name given to the float, is a teal olive sagy type of green, frosted over by sand-blasting on about 2/3 of its surface. You can see this pretty 'frosted' effect in photos #3 and #4. Compare that with what can be seen in photo #1, where several 'ghost netted' patterns show through in the light. The float also has a very large reflective 'pearl' or bubble of bright teal sage glass opposite the 'eye' of the seal. You can glimpse the brilliant reflectivity of the 'pearl' peaking through the glass in photos #3 and #4. The 'eye' and 'pearl' are also what reflect the light so wonderfully in the sealed area on photo #1. And the photos were taken in low, overcast light!

Surface wear is normal on this ancient piece, reflecting its many decades of challenge at sea. The quality antique glass is thick and heavy - feels to be nearly indestructible. Would make a great gift for someone who loves the sea, loves history, or appreciates really old, tough stuff!

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 double boxed with extra insulation for maximal protection of its antiquity 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.

lightinawormhole by Robi

Vintage Glass Fishing Float - Sage Daiichi MARKED - Nautical, Home Decor, Glass, Ocean, Beach, Cottage, Sea, Recycled, Garden Decor


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