|Origin:||Kamogawa-ishi. Kyoto prefecture, Japan.|
|Size:||4 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 2 inches, 11.5 x 5.5 x 5 cm (w x h x d)|
|Kiri Box:||Made of kiri wood (Paulownia) and used to store and protect the stone when not on display.|
Written on the outside of the sliding lid is...
"Koko kurojima", or "Black Island in the Vast World". From this name we can assume Mr. Asai imagined the stone as an island standing in solitude against its surroundings.
Written on the inside, from right to left, is...
Heisei 22, month 7, this equates to July 2010, probably the date Mr. Asai acquired this stone and wrote the inscription on the box.
Owned by Asai Yoshiaki
||Carved in Japan from rosewood. Fine workmanship, it suits and fits this uncut stone very well.
||A fine quality suiseki in the form of a subtle distant mountain, or as Mr. Asai saw it, an island,
this image would be enhanced by displaying the stone in a suiban, or doban. A very quiet and tactile suiseki.
||SOLD, with thanks.