Condition: Good(very old) small scratch and bubble and dirty. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A Japanese glass fishing float. Glass floats , glass fishing floats , or Japanese glass fishing floats are popular collectors’ items. They were once used by fishermen in many parts of the world to keep their fishing nets , as well as longlines or droplines afloat. Large groups of fishnets strung together, sometimes 50 miles (80 km) long, were set adrift in the ocean and supported near the surface by hollow glass balls or cylinders containing air to give them buoyancy. These glass floats are no longer being used by fishermen, but many of them are still afloat in the world’s oceans, primarily the Pacific. They have become a popular collectors’ item for beachcombers and decorators. Replicas are also being manufactured. We love cute, kawaii, traditional, iine goods. The item “Fishing Float Buoy Ball Japanese Vintage Genuine Glass Dark Light Green NET 12in” is in sale since Wednesday, October 18, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maritime\Fishing Nets & Floats”. The seller is “goyokiki-japan” and is located in Tokyo. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, China, Australia.
- Primary Material: Glass
- Maker: unkown