Japanese Glass Fishing Float, Tri Mold, Alaska Beachcomed, Olive Amber, Frosted


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This beautiful glass fishing float is originally from Japan.  It was made in a mold 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.  This float still had the net on it when it found its way to the beach &, clearly, it was tossed around in the sand.   The frosted areas were created from the sand.

Size:  3.2" in diameter
Color:  Olive Amber
Mark:  IIII on the bottom 2 hemispheres

This is a lovely float with lots of character!  The color is more uncommon than others.