Japanese Glass Fishing Float, Light Green, Frosted, Alaska Beachcombed, Kanji Mark

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Japanese Glass Fishing Float, Light Green, Frosted, Alaska Beachcombed, Kanji Mark
USD
$18.99

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This beautiful glass fishing float is originally from Japan.  It was handblown using recycled glass prior to the early 1970's & after 1910.  It was used by Japanese fishermen for salmon gillnet fishing in the Bering Sea.  The float was beachcombed on a remote beach along the coast of the Aleutians in Alaska.

The float originally had a net on it, which connected it to the large gillnet.  The nets often disintegrate & fall off after exposure to the elements, such as the sun, saltwater, surf & sand.  The frosted areas were created from the sand.  This gem is almost 100% frosted!

Size:  3.2" in diameter
Color:  Light Green

Mark:  Seal button has the kanji marks for tokui, or "special".  It's hard to see, but it's there.

This is a pre-war mark & float, so that makes it quite old!  This gem has some history!!!

This is a lovely float with lots of character!