Stone of the Month 当月赏石 February

“Bird of Prey”


This figure stone is suggestive of a large bird of prey, perhaps an eagle searching the landscape for its next meal. The suggestive nature of this California stone is one of the important features of a quality viewing stone. It is a Murphys stone, named from the location where it was found—Murphys, in northern California. This is a combination of limestone and quartz. While most of these stones are seen as dynamic landscape scenes, rarely is a good figure stone found in this species of rock. It was found by Ken McLeod and was a part of his personal stone collection for many years. This stone is 26 cm wide, 20 cm high, and 12 cm deep without the base.


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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 in China. 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

Elias, Thomas S. 2014.

Viewing Stones of North America.

Floating Worlds Editions. Warren, Connecticut. 147 pages. ISBN: 978-1-891640-72-8. $50 when published.

This is the first book to present outstanding North American viewing stones from private and institutional collections.

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Featured Article  专题

Contemporary Viewing Stones Displays

While it is beneficial to understand and be able to practice traditional Chinese and Japanese viewing stone display methods, it is equally important to have the ability to utilize more modern display methods that suit our modern lifestyles.

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New! Contemporary Stone Showcase

We are starting an international dialogue about contemporary displays that will help to promote stone appreciation.






Journey to the West



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