Glass Buoy Floats, Set of 2



✓ Vintage

✓ Handcrafted

✓ Art & Sculpture

We love using reclaimed Glass Buoy Floats as styling props around the home. The color of the spheres add a pop of color, especially when placed near a window or light source. The blown glass sphere illuminate when light reflects off the glass. The floats are vintage and the smaller float is marked NW - Referring to the Northwest Glass company who produced floats in Seattle, Washington in the 1940s. Floats were made of recycled beer bottles giving them their distinctive warm amber and flint color. The larger float is unmarked but likly from the same factory and time period due to neck design and color. The floats were originally used as fishing floats for longline or dropline fishing. The balls were clustered in a net and eventually broke free, traveling across the ocean and washing up on the coast. The Buoy Balls show wear imperfections due to a harsh life a sea. 


Origin: Unknown

Manufacturing: Hand blown

Material: Recycled Glass

Condition: Good. Vintage. Wear and inconsistencies are unique to the original item.


Small - 4.50" Dia

Large - 6.00" Dia

Notes: Images are from 1971 book,  Beachcombing for Japanese Glass Floats by Amos Wood

Do no use in the dishwasher.