Stone of the Month 当月赏石 October

“Land of Morning Freshness”


This Korean native stone from the Han River combines ancient Kwaesuk qualities of strange compelling texture with contemporary suiseki-style landscape form. The very delicate embedded pattern of fine white lines is especially prized by Korean collectors. The many depredations of war and incursion throughout Korean history, and continuing into modern times, have obscured the continuity, provenance and historical inventory of Korean stone collecting. This stone is 30 cm wide, 14 cm high, and 13 cm deep and is owned by Don and Chung Kruger.



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Classroom  课堂

Welcome to our New “Classroom!”

This section of our website provides an opportunity to learn more about stone appreciation through the use of our new three- to five-minute educational videos and reprints of previously 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 Article

Native Korean Stones (Seen from the West)

Dissemination of culture and high arts in ancient East Asia historically flowed from China into Korea, and then across the East Sea to Japan.

Buddhism, for example, followed this path to Japan in the 4th century; hitchhiking with Baekche Korean aristocracy fleeing the depredations of the less culturally advanced but more powerful Korean kingdoms of Koguryo and Shilla.


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Featured Book Review

The Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat. 2016.

The Inner Realm of Staves and Stones.

Ping Art Space Publishing Co., Hong Kong. 148 pp. ISBN 978-986-91649-3-1. 2,500 NTD.

This fascinating volume presents a series of well-executed ink paintings made by the renowned Chinese antique collector and artist Hugh Moss. The attributed author, The Master of Water, Pine and Stone Retreat, is a pseudonym used by Moss. But it is much more than this as it represents a culmination of Moss’s life-long pursuit of Chinese arts and culture. The dual Chinese and English language text sets the stage with a foreword by James Hsu and a key introduction by Moss on The Literati Spirit and Strange Stones. In this introduction, Moss wrote that the Chinese artistic maturity was in certain key aspects far advanced over that of the West.

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July 23-31, 2016

Singapore Penjing & Artistic Stone Exhibition and Competition 2016

The Singapore Penjing and Artistic Stone Exhibition and Competition was held in conjunction with the Singapore Garden Festival at the Gardens By the Bay from July 23 to July 31. The penjing and stone exhibitions were organized by the Singapore Penjing and Stone Appreciation Society.


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