The aqua-green glass float is not broken or cracked. It is made with heavy thick glass that incorporates some bubbles from the old Japanese manufacturing technique. Original knotted rope netting is overall very sturdy, however, several netting connections show wear (see photos). The float has a 3 circular pontil mark that is clean and clear.
It's the scar where the glass float was separated from the metal rod that was used to rotate the float during the manufacturing process. The presence of a pontil mark indicates that the glass float was blown freehand. Next to the pontil mark is a raised 2" circular "maker's mark or character that my Dad believes is the Kanji symbol for North. Google the Kanji symbol for North and you decide.My Dad was in the Navy. He brought this fishing float back from a trip that he made to Japan in 1962. It's been in our "Tiki Bar" along with other nautical items for decades. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maritime\Fishing Nets & Floats". The seller is "coryhannah" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.