Stone of the Month 当月赏石 August
This limestone composition stone was collected in Wyoming and has the poetic name "Glacial Canyons" as it reminds the owner of the appearance of a glacial carved mountain landscape with deep canyons. The stone is 43 x 20 x 10 cm. The base was carved of cherry by the owner and collector Paul Gilbert.
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Stone Appreciation in the U.S.
Stone appreciation in United States developed primarily along two primary but separate lines—one from China and the second from Japan. Chinese stones arrived along with a wide range of Chinese antiques and other artifacts mainly during the mid to late Qing dynasty and subsequent years. Fine examples of Lingbi, Taihu, Ying, and Wax stones were part of the flow of fine art objects coming to the West. Most went to private collectors, but some were given to major art museums such as the Boston Museum of Fine Art. The world of Asian antique collectors learned about Chinese stones from many of the auctions and auction catalogues produced by dealers.
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American Viewing Stones, Beyond the Black Mountain: Color, pattern, and Form.
American Viewing Stone Resource Center, Santa Monica, California. 138 p. ISBN: 978-0-9817689-0-8.
This volume was produced to coincide with an exhibition of viewing stones from the James and Alice Greaves collection held in the International Pavilion at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum in the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. It provides in-depth background information about the stones on display. But this volume is much more than that. It is an excellent introduction to North American viewing stones.
May 27 - June 4 2016
Stone Exhibition at the Royal Floria Putrajaya 2016
This year, the Malaysian Bonsai and Suiseki Society participated for the first time in the Royal Floria Festival, the largest flower and garden festival in Malaysia, held in the city of Putrajaya. This year’s festival, the ninth, was held from May 27 to June 4, 2016 in the China-Malaysia Friendship Garden in Putrajaya and was attended by an estimated one million people from throughout southeastern Asia.