Stone of the Month 当月赏石 January

“Belle Montagne"


This imposing natural landscape stone gives the impression of a distant mountain range as seen from above. The sharply rising peaks on the left side of this stone give way to a prominent ridge, both indicators of a younger mountain range that is still increasing in height. This attractive stone was collected many years ago by the late Angelo Attina, one of Italy’s premier stone collectors. This beautiful stone is 39 cm wide, 8 cm high, and 24 cm deep, and has a natural, uncut bottom. The base was carved by Attina.


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Classroom  课堂

Welcome to our New “Classroom!”

This section provides an opportunity to learn more about stone appreciation through the use of our new videos and published articles. The Classroom also contains useful information for stone enthusiasts starting with a Guide to Stone Markets and Shops in China and Japan. Each month, additional videos, articles and other information will be available to help people along on their path to becoming stone connoisseurs.

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Featured Book Review 推荐书的评

Notter, P. 1999.

Suiseki, The Best of Europe

Privately published by Pius Notter, Boswil, Switzerland. 95 pgs. No ISBN, no price given.

This is an important book in European stone appreciation because it documents the first major exhibition of fine stones from throughout Europe…

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Featured Article  专题

Enny’s “Botero” Stones


Nearly two decades ago, Italian stone collector Enny Gian Luigi found some unusual globular shaped stones, often clustered together, on a friend’s agricultural land.

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New! Contemporary Stone Showcase

Suiseki display tradition insists that the base be subordinate to the stone. Modest, even minimal bases are preferred.


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