|Origin:||Kamogawa-ishi. Kyoto prefecture, Japan.|
|Size:||4 1/2 x 2 x 3 inches, 11.5 x 5 x 7.5 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...
"Choteijima", or "Fishing Pavilion Island". From this name we can assume Mr. Asai imagined the stone as an island where a solitary, weather worn fishing hut could stand.
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 rugged island, or mountain.|
The stone has a highly textured surface and a large 'cove' to the front and when placed in a suiban, or doban would suggest a sea ravaged island.
||SOLD, with thanks.